Hello! I'm Chris McKinney, and I do computers.
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University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
Senior, Computer Engineering
GPA: 2.91
Major GPA: 3.30


Computer Networks
Operating Systems
Software Engineering
CPU Design
Embedded Systems
Signals and Systems
Elem. Differential Equations
Numerical Modeling for Geology;
Surface &
Near-Surface Processes
Mechanics of Solids

Current Projects

Better video compression
An AI that can program
Mobile drone launch deck
Little code challenges

Past Projects

TachibanaSite (September 2015–)

TachibanaSite is the framework that powers this site, my personal site, the AFRL site, and a friend of mine's site. It separates content from theme to an even greater extent than the HTML/CSS divide, and page elements are written in Markdown with (optional) embedded Python. It isn't really past, but the core functionality is there for what I need it for.

Jetyaks (June 2015–April 2018)

The jetyaks are autonomous surface vehicles based on the Mokai ES-Kape and the Pixhawk autopilot.

There are current plans to publish the designs, but this is still in the works. You can read this paper that uses the jetyaks. If you are interested on the history of the project, you can read this document about the first year of the project, and you can also take a look at this initial drawing of the post-"reboot" jetyak design.

This project was started as part of my research assistantship at the CPSD lab, and was a continuous part of my research assistantship at the AFRL.