Monthly Archives: October 2010

Scotty, I need more power!

Today is Monday, October 11, 2010. What does this mean for you? I’m not sure really… how are you? For me, it means entering my seventh week of job hunting. Actually I’ve been looking for longer than that, but I’ve … Continue reading

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Supercaps For The Win!

A couple of years ago my parents bought themselves a LifeFitness R3 electronic exercise bike. It’s a pretty slick little machine, albeit expensive. The R3 has a plethora of workout and intensity options, a built-in heart-rate monitor, and displays that … Continue reading

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Anyone For An Electric Shower?

I must confess, I love Wikipedia. 😀 Now I know what some people are going to say; and yes, those articles could have been written by a six-year-old in Yugoslavia. But who’s to say a six-year-old can’t contribute to an … Continue reading

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Current Sensing Made Easy

It’s been said that engineers aren’t boring people, we just get excited about boring things. Well, that may be true, but I’m not so sure. How could anyone not get excited about measuring hundreds of amps worth of electrical current? … Continue reading

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No no, you’ve got it backwards.

A lot of things in this world just aren’t easily reversible. And no, I’m not referring to the strict definition of thermodynamic reversible processes. What I mean is that many conversions (energy, chemical, etc.) and systems cannot be readily reversed. … Continue reading

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