Hello. I'm Benjamin Ashbaugh.

I'm a student, aspiring developer, programmer, and maker.

About Me

My name is Benjamin Ashbaugh. I am known online as scitronboy. I'm a high-schooler from Colorado interested in web development, deep learning, engineering, and more. I'm a self-taught programmer, 3d printing and maker-movement enthusiast, and science lover. I live in Colorado with my family, including my sister, our cat Lulu and our dog Coco.

Experience

All skills listed below (except for Inventor & SolidWorks) were self-taught, using books & online tutorials.

Web Development

I know HTML, CSS, and JavaScript relatively well. I also know Vue.js 2.0, which is my favorite JS framework - although I guess and I can't really say its better than React or Angular because I only ever learned a tiny bit of React. As for server-side, I've mostly used Node.js & Express recently but I used to know python Flask.

Python

I've used Flask for web development and PyGame for some simple games. I've experimented with a bit of deep learning with keras - for example I created a model to detect how many fingers I was holding up using pictures from my Raspberry Pi camera. I've also used python for other Raspberry pi projects.

3d printing & Electronics

I know Autodesk Fusion 360 & Inventor; I am also SolidWorks certified in mechanical design at the level of Associate (CSWA). I also know Arduino basics and I used to do some basic digital/analog electronics (for example I built a line-following robot).

Game Development

I know Unity and Blender basics.



Portfolio

This is a list of projects I've worked on. More coming soon...

Featured Projects

Other Projects

A very simple evolution learning simulation

started: 18 Dec 2018

A simple game I made that simulates basic evolution by teaching circles how to jump over blocks. Basically, each circle is initialized with random properties (such as size, jumping power, jump delay, etc.) and circles that do the best are “bred” into the next generation. Simple mutations are also introduced each generation.

My First Website & blog

started: 27 Jul 2018

The first medium-sized website I created was a blog, made with Jekyll and HTML/CSS/JS/markdown with the help of the le4ker’s Personal Jekyll Theme. I originally hosted it on github pages, then on netlify at scitronboy.com. Now, I’ved moved it to this domain.

Radar Defense - a simple game with a homemade controller

started: 23 Jul 2018

A very simple (and bad) game I made with python in which you defend a base that is running out of energy against missiles with shields and a radar tower. I also built a homemade controller for it using an arduino and some switches. I wrote a short post about it after I made it.

Contact Me

Feel free to contact me using the form below. Feedback about my site and projects is much appreciated.