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    Posted 07-29-2018 10:47 AM
    I am currently volunteering at a local Naval museum to create some interactive displays.  Specifically, I using microcontrollers connected to the original controls to provide indication on instruments and sound effects to simulate a missile launch.  I plan on adding video soon, as well.

    A little history about myself:  I was trained as an electronics technician, but because electronics are now mostly disposable, I have been obsoleted.  I then went into programming until the language I was proficient in was no longer supported.  I've ended up in a dead-end government job that I absolutely despise.  I would really like to do this type of work for other museums, at least part time and local to start.

    Before I try to solicit this type of work from other museums, I would like to know what they are typically charged.  I don't want to price myself out of the market before I even get started.  Also, what is the best way to contact museums?  Email?  Brochure in the mail?  I'd prefer to avoid phone calls.  I'm a very technical person, and my social skills aren't always the best.  The cold call usually ends in abysmal failure. 

    And just to let you know, I have other construction and mechanical skills that would aid me in doing this type of work.  But if I listed them all here, this would turn into some sort of advertisement, and that's not my intention at all.

    Any information you could provide would be appreciated.

    Thank you.

    Bill Browne
    Westlake LA
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