Jacob Ertel

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Hello! My name is Jacob Ertel. I am an electrical engineer that is currently designing cranes for nuclear power plants.

Milwaukee Metro Area Young Adult Church Event Calendar – Summer of 2024

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Poland Short Term Trip

The Poland team and I are fully funded! Thank you for your interest! Hello! I am excited to share with you that I am going on a short-term mission trip to Poland. Elmbrook Church supports field workers Malcolm and Julie… Continue Reading →

Dragino RS485

If anyone is struggling to configure a Dragino RS485 device to talk Modbus to a slave, note that AT+COMMANDx and AT+CFGDEV require spaces between the bytes. Format it this way: AT+COMMAND1=01 03 00 05 00 01,1 Not this way: AT+COMMAND1=010300050001,1… Continue Reading →

Click PLC to Google Cloud IoT Core

For anyone trying to to connect an Automation Direct Click Plus PLC to Google Cloud IoT Core: The Click Plus does not support encrypted MQTT packets which is required to use the service. Seems like TLS is the defacto encryption… Continue Reading →

Claiming The Things Indoor Gateway

If anyone is trying to claim The Things Indoor Gateway on The Things Stack, follow the instructions here. Note that if your EUI is 58A0CBxxxxxx, you will need to manually insert FFFE in the string, like 58A0CBFFFExxxxxx. Note that there… Continue Reading →

Elmbrook Church Pastor Search Focus Group

I just came out of a focus group meeting in the search for Elmbrook Church’s new pastor. My prior experience with a focus group was in college for the design of a new dormitory. That meeting consisted of free pizza,… Continue Reading →

An Engineer’s Prayer

Our heavenly father, may your name be made holy.Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as in heaven.Give us wisdom for our technical challenges,and have mercy on our mistakes,as we show mercy on others mistakes.Lead us not to… Continue Reading →

Sanyo PLC-XU86 Projector Network Connection

I bought a Sanyo PLC-XU86 projector from a thrift store. I have been playing with the network connection and trying to figure out what it is for. It looks like it can connect to a local server to display JPEG… Continue Reading →

Fitbit Charge 4 Black Friday Deal

Costco has the Fitbit Charge 4 on sale for $89.99 through 11/30 while supplies last.With shipping this is $5 less than the most commonly advertised price of $99 at Kohls.

FBFC Participating In Zelle

I received an email today that First Bank Financial Centre (which is in the process of changing its name to Bank Five Nine), will begin offering a consumer payment app called Zelle. Zelle is a competitor to Venmo or Paypal… Continue Reading →

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