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Hello! :-) 

My name is Athena Roberts and I live in Phoenix, Arizona.  This website contains information about things I enjoy and that I am involved in.


About me:  I have a pilot certificate for both helicopters and airplanes and around 200 hours in each.  For airplanes, I've flown mostly Cessna 152's and 172's.  For helicopters, I've flown Robinson R22's and R44's.  I'm really into aerospace and I would like to someday design propulsion, shielding, or artificial gravity systems for a living.

I'm always looking to increase the amount of personal freedom I enjoy.  That means I like to save money, invest it and stay out of debt.  It also means I support treating all others as equals by supporting peaceful, respectful, voluntary and empathetic interaction between all people and promoting reason, evidence, curiosity and the scientific method as a way of gaining knowledge.  Having other people in my life who practice those values is important to me.

Updates

Written for a class on business ethics

Built an adapter to power a desk lamp in a standard 12V automobile electrical system

Joined Project ASCEND (5 September 2017)
Near-space research

Converted an off-the-shelf "zero gravity" chair to a comfortable computer chair

(31 July 2017)
Completed as part of an internship at the International Space Elevator Consortium

A paper I wrote as part of a class where I researched fields I might be interested in

Physics & Engineering

"From Phoenix to Los Angeles/San Diego in 30 minutes."
Propulsion Team member

FreedomCam Sun Visor Mount (15 April 2016)
(Completely New Design of FreedomCam Windshield Mount)

Arizona Science Olympiad
(5 March 2016)
Physics & Engineering

PICAXE Alarm Clock (15 May 2015)
Physics & Engineering

Completed Calculus II (24 December 2014)
Calculus

Student's Dilemma (November 2014)
Physics & Engineering

Tennis, Anyone? (October 2014)
Physics & Engineering

Food for Thought (October 2014)
Physics & Engineering

Time for Ping-Pong? (September 2014)
Physics & Engineering

Physics & Engineering

Calculus

Estes "Hi-Flier" (28 June 2014)
(Model Rocket)

Camera Monitor Shroud (18 June 2014)

(A couple hours to design and eight hours to print)

FreedomCam Sun Visor Mount (13 June 2014)
(3rd Generation FreedomCam Windshield Mount)

FreedomCam Sun Visor Mount (8-12 June 2014)
Improved FreedomCam Windshield Mount

RC Airplace to Boat Conversion (7 June 2014)

Pool Test - Third (and probably final) Configuration


RC Airplace to Boat Conversion (26 May 2014)
Third Configuration

RC Airplace to Boat Conversion (18 May 2014)
Pool Test - big day

RC Airplace to Boat Conversion (11 May 2014)
"Final" Configuration

RC Airplace to Boat Conversion (10 May 2014)
Reinforcing the ends of the wing

RC Airplace to Boat Conversion (4 May 2014)
Reinforcing the middle of wing

RC Airplace to Boat Conversion (18 April 2014)
Completion of conversion - first configuration

RC Airplace to Boat Conversion
(12 April 2014)
The rudder assembly

RC Airplace to Boat Conversion (
28 March 2014)
The conversion begins

FreedomCam Sun Visor Mount
(March 2014)
FreedomCam Windshield Mount

FreedomCam Sun Visor Mount (December 2013)

No-Mess Kitty Litter Box (24 October 2013)