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Discussion in 'Electronic Design' started by Mike Matthews, Jul 26, 2005.

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  1. Mochuelo

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  2. Jim Thompson

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  3. Joerg

    Joerg Guest

    Hello Jim,
    So you didn't like being tortured with Maxwell's equations either?

    Regards, Joerg
     
  4. Joerg

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  5. Jim Thompson

    Jim Thompson Guest

    Only EE courses I got B's in.

    Mostly it was the work load... to bed at 2AM, up at 6AM ;-(

    ...Jim Thompson
     
  6. Joerg

    Joerg Guest

    Hello Jim,
    Yes, they told us that we won't necessarily learn exactly what we need.
    But that we'd learn how to learn and most of all that it would make us
    tough.

    Somehow that reminded me of what our drill sergeant told us. Or rather,
    yelled at us.

    Regards, Joerg
     
  7. Jim Thompson

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    That's really it, "learn how to learn".

    I guess, at my advanced age, I can now admit that for most of the
    projects I've ever taken on, I didn't have a clue. By the time I was
    done, I was the expert ;-)
    I never had to endure that. I was 2S while at MIT, and deferred
    indefinitely by security-related work when I joined Motorola.

    I hold the record at Motorola for obtaining a security clearance
    faster than anyone else. Both my father and father-in-law held "Q"
    clearance when they were in WWII, and the FBI agent-in-charge of the
    Phoenix office in 1962 turned out to be the father of a kid I went to
    high school with in Huntington, WV, from 1955-1958.

    ...Jim Thompson
     
  8. Ted Edwards

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  9. Joel Kolstad

    Joel Kolstad Guest

    Yes they do, and so do kids at a lot of other schools! They're popular for
    building robots, which is presently a popular way to get undergraduates
    interested in electronics (or at least that's the hypothesis...). If you have
    a good bookstore nearby, you might want to check out O'Reily's magazine,
    "Make". The current issue (volume 2 -- it's quarterly and new) has an article
    about using legos for prototyping... It also has an article about people who
    spend their time building replicas of R2D2!

    Oregon State University (the place I'm occasionally forced to admit I've been
    associated with, but usually only after a couple of beers) has an
    undergraduate robot program known as TekBots (guess who sponsored it?). They
    don't (typically) use legos, though!

    ---Joel
     
  10. Joerg

    Joerg Guest

    Hello Joel,
    I just find that Legos are quite expensive. Mostly I use wood. It's a
    wonderful material.

    Regards, Joerg
     
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