Electronic Design Magazine: DIY Electronics Kits Turn Hobbyists Into Engineers
tacos at fetrow.org
Sat Mar 3 23:28:48 CST 2012
This was not my experience in school. We had practical labs where we
had to both design and build things.
We even had a senior project where you designed something, then build
I was really good at building stuff, and helped out many classmates.
On Mar 3, 2012, at 8:35 AM, tacos-request at amrad.org wrote:
> Date: Fri, 02 Mar 2012 12:42:57 -0700
> From: Joseph Bento <joseph at kirtland.com>
> To: andre.kesteloot at ieee.org
> Cc: tacos at amrad.org
> Subject: Re: Electronic Design Magazine: DIY Electronics Kits Turn
> Hobbyists Into Engineers
> I am not an engineer. I do have over 30 years experience as an
> electronics technician, however.
> What has amazed me is what today's new engineering graduates don't
> know. In school, they apparently do not handle any physical
> nor do they breadboard any circuits to observe electrical laws in the
> real world. They do not handle a soldering iron, and it seems that
> can scarcely read a schematic, nor understand the use of common test
> equipment. Old-school engineers were completely different. They
> wear both hats as a technician and engineer.
> I enjoyed a previous job where I got to build the engineering
> and helped to troubleshoot when something didn't work as expected.
> could design on paper, and I got to prove their concepts with
> Joe, N6DGY
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