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Summer Semester Niggers by Basil Boppermug - Tue, 26 Feb 2013 22:36:04 EST ID:PUoX0429 No.5445 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Hey /tesla/,

So for those of you whose schools have summer semesters, holla. What are your schedules like?

I have:
Materials Science
Advanced Manufacturing
Electricity and Electronics
Calculus III

Pretty easy seeing as the classes are rather spread out through the week.

So, what about you? Hard semester or easy one?
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Hingle McCringleberry - Wed, 27 Feb 2013 02:26:33 EST ID:PW8J6JEh No.5450 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Got thermo,fluids, and solids lab. I'll be finishing dif eq, calc 3 and solids recitation this semester.
Isabella Pibbercocke - Wed, 27 Feb 2013 22:56:10 EST ID:wai1gVQN No.5455 Ignore Report Quick Reply
ill probs do summer my junior year. but hell maybe i should do it this year too. ill end up lifeguarding at home doing shit nothing otherwise anyway
Martha Bannerworth - Thu, 28 Feb 2013 22:46:38 EST ID:AInfxL6X No.5456 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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this is my spring schedule, but we don't have a true summer semester

senior design
materials science
dynamic systems analysis (vibration analysis)
turbo machinery

pic is a 6061 T6 tensile test specimen from my materials class
Martha Bannerworth - Thu, 28 Feb 2013 22:49:06 EST ID:AInfxL6X No.5457 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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whoops that was the rationale for using .505" diameter samples
Nathaniel Dittingkedging - Sat, 02 Mar 2013 10:10:54 EST ID:GDLqIB2o No.5458 Ignore Report Quick Reply
aluminum master race

FOOD CART SUSPENSION by Phyllis Blobbleshaw - Mon, 18 Feb 2013 18:12:53 EST ID:Zz7aSp8R No.5422 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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/ T E S L A /

I'm trying to start my own mobile juicing business.
I have the money to build my own mobile cart.

I spent some time thinking what I want my cart to do.

I want it incorporate a mechanical suspension
That can lift up the cart for traveling
So it can go up steps and curbs
(Off road wagon style, no problem)

But then I want to be able to set it down
So I can have my table at elbow level
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Phyllis Blobbleshaw - Mon, 18 Feb 2013 18:14:54 EST ID:Zz7aSp8R No.5423 Ignore Report Quick Reply

OP: So yeah, I was wondering if you guys could maybe give some ideas.
Phoebe Nerrystone - Mon, 18 Feb 2013 23:55:15 EST ID:7rz8obbR No.5426 Ignore Report Quick Reply
plus holes for staying customers to temporarily put down their juice?
Shit Pevingfore - Tue, 19 Feb 2013 01:32:14 EST ID:AInfxL6X No.5428 Ignore Report Quick Reply
what exactly are you looking to do, are you modifing an existing refrigerated cart? if so what are the specs? are you building this from scratch, what is your budget? does your suspension need to be actuated or just have an up and down position? if actuated what power source are you working with? if you want someone to design this for you for free you need to be specific about what you want.
Graham Sidgepudging - Tue, 19 Feb 2013 09:36:21 EST ID:6U+B2BM7 No.5430 Ignore Report Quick Reply
if i was building it id use something like this http://www.discount-trailers.com/images2/trailer-wheel-jack.jpg. id some how mount it slightly offcenter so when i came to a curb, id just raise the one side pull up, lower wheel and continue on you. id use bike wheels and make it at elbow level the entire time.

if you plan on going far and wide with this on a trailer, why not just convert a old UPS truck into a moving food bus. kinda like an ice cream truck

Learnings Electricity by William Dillystene - Tue, 19 Feb 2013 15:22:35 EST ID:Kima7ZL5 No.5431 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Hey first time on this board. Let me start off by explaining that I am familiar with a website called google

Okay, I'm beginning a internship for electric design. Mostly for establishing power systems in buildings. I need to cram elecrtricity knoweldge, circuitry stuff and annotation definitions. ohms, resistors, capacitors, Henries, AC phase shifts... all that stuff. I was hoping anyone has some neat sources for such
Jenny Dambleway - Tue, 19 Feb 2013 16:39:41 EST ID:buTeoEHV No.5433 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Scour this place, they have lots of resources, you'll notice it's a the future compilation. https://sites.google.com/site/scienceandmathguide/subjects/engin#TOC-Electronics
Hugh Greenhall - Tue, 19 Feb 2013 21:01:32 EST ID:oK4AJ//h No.5434 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Depends on how much you want to learn, and how much you know already.
Use the NEETS - it's the US Navy Electricity and Electronics Training Series. That's what I'm using to learn E.E. right now. You can download them from here:

That would be my best recommendation, but might not be the best for you, depending on where you are, and where you're going! It's extremely in-depth and starts off with a 0 assumption of previous knowledge, and teaches more of the "how the components work" in the beginning than how they go together (which in my opinion, is the best place to start!)

In any case, best of luck to you!
Charles Drittingnine - Thu, 21 Feb 2013 16:47:06 EST ID:Kima7ZL5 No.5439 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Thanks I'll be sure to check these out, but I gotta head to work and take more notes. I wish I could get wifi to work on my damned netbook

moar if you can
Oliver Nozzledock - Fri, 22 Feb 2013 19:25:55 EST ID:CUDKwfmg No.5440 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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You should start with a book on basic analog circuits complete with the math
Building and calculating on a radio kit is great way to learn the basics
Then move on to AC.

I find it spectacular that you can sign up for a course in designing power grids without any form of prior certificate.

idk where to post this by Esther Sigglebanks - Fri, 15 Feb 2013 01:35:00 EST ID:b75W6grQ No.5414 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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so, basically i want a power source of 120v's thats portable and can be brought into the woods. i dont know how many watts of power id want, id be looking mainly to take this camping so i could power christmas lights/a black light and maybe phone chargers... i figure a 200watts should be my min power.

ok so basically im asking besides a car battery with a inverter, one of those portable car battery chargers that double as wall outlets, or gas generator, do i have any other options?

i dont even know what to start googling for this, other then the three objects i listed.
William Nicklestock - Mon, 18 Feb 2013 09:40:33 EST ID:yKUdgGDH No.5421 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Sup Lucas
Augustus Blackgold - Tue, 19 Feb 2013 00:31:06 EST ID:e5XVvWhY No.5427 Ignore Report Quick Reply
A typical car battery would have about 1000 watt-hours at most, so if you are using 200 watts, you'll get 5 hours.

Pulling some ballpark figures out of my ass, a couple phone chargers would use like 5 watts, LED christmas lights would use 20, and a blacklight would use 50, for a total of 75 watts. 1000 watt-hours / 75 watts * 75% efficiency = 10 hours.
Doris Sidgedale - Wed, 20 Feb 2013 01:00:15 EST ID:+kGJvvAk No.5435 Ignore Report Quick Reply
this is very usefull info,

question. if my bulb for my black light says a T8-15w bulb i can safley assume its pulling 15 watts and not haing the ballast sucking more. im just checking to make sure im getting the readings right so my math is on so when i do finally get an invertor im not trying to ge more juice outa it then i should.

what's by John Tootshit - Tue, 15 Jan 2013 23:50:04 EST ID:vEqrVudV No.5333 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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an interesting question to ask my thermodynamics professor who is a researcher on making car batteries better. trying to schmooze a little, need something that he will think is pretty impressive for me to have randomly thought about and preferably something that he will be able to answer so he feels good aboot himself
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Cyril Fanworth - Wed, 16 Jan 2013 15:50:03 EST ID:9MUQCEmc No.5336 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Protip OP: Unless you come up with the question yourself, the amount you'll learn from it will be miniscule.

If you're trying to schmooze him into giving you a research position, you'll need more than just a random question or he'll see through your facade, see this comic for reference: http://xkcd.com/451/
Hamilton Pillerworth - Wed, 16 Jan 2013 22:11:34 EST ID:OeFwQyR4 No.5338 Ignore Report Quick Reply
nigga u sound like a str8 up fag

no joke
Frederick Minderhood - Sat, 19 Jan 2013 17:18:37 EST ID:8VdREhuG No.5349 Ignore Report Quick Reply
damn, son. you're one hard motherfucker.
Jenny Bellylan - Sun, 20 Jan 2013 23:58:19 EST ID:EB8Bs+nU No.5351 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Stay classy, /tesla/.
Faggy Sigglenure - Sat, 16 Feb 2013 21:29:00 EST ID:gu9XwLHV No.5419 Ignore Report Quick Reply
dude made a good point and you made none

Engineering Notebooks by Charlotte Cunnermodging - Fri, 15 Feb 2013 01:56:09 EST ID:ZQKwm8sS No.5415 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I'm currently enrolled in an Electrical Engineering program and I was wondering how well you guys document your lab notebooks. I ask because I was recently partnered up with a guy who was enrolled at a more prestigious(albeit expensive) school and when we were doing the lab I noticed how good his notebook looked and I kind of want to get better at mine, to the point where I'm considering taking a technical drawing class just so I can be more accurate. Are there any resources you gentlemen might know of that show good practices for notebook keeping, when I do google searches all I find are how to properly maintain a lab notebook, which doesn't help at all.

And penmanship, are any of you also sloppy writers? How do you overcome that in the notebooks?

And just to continue the conversation, what kind of engineering notebooks do you guys use, and why did you pick it?
Cedric Febberwell - Fri, 15 Feb 2013 19:47:59 EST ID:buTeoEHV No.5416 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Just practice. I think a technical drawing class for EE is a bit overkill since most of the drawings you'll do are circuits and graphs.

If you're required to keep a lab notebook for school and it's being graded then you can ask for tips from your TAs. The main thing is just making sure every table is labeled and you've got labs and lab reports correctly referenced in the table of contents. It should be easy for someone to look at your work and recreate the results.

As for cleanliness, you said you partnered up with someone and that his notebook looked good, have you asked him for tips?
I mean at the end of the day a good looking notebook is just picking a style of order and working towards that, overcoming sloppy writing is all a practice and willpower thing as well.
Charles Pusslekat - Sat, 16 Feb 2013 07:37:20 EST ID:zvp1ohNQ No.5418 Ignore Report Quick Reply

I wouldn't know. My labbooks were just for my eyes. All my graded work was in the form of typed lab reports based on what I did in the notebook

What path ? by Jenny Smallson - Sun, 13 Jan 2013 17:43:57 EST ID:Pjytneps No.5324 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Let's say I want to be on the team designing the engines for electric powered vehicles, what sort of EE specialization is that ? (mechatronics ? electro-energetics ? automatics ? electronics ?)
Frederick Nicklegold - Sun, 13 Jan 2013 19:56:39 EST ID:9MUQCEmc No.5325 Ignore Report Quick Reply
It can be a little tricky to nail down a specific track for this as different universities separate specializations in different ways.

Your best best is to ask an advisor or a teaching professor at the university to plan to attend.
Usually the first few semesters of an EE degree are the same anyways so you won't need to make up your mind right away.

I would also try and talk to a Mechanical or automotive engineering professor as well. This is certainly a multi-discipline application and it's important before setting off for class to make sure you are going for what you want.
Simon Buzzlehood - Sun, 10 Feb 2013 14:38:36 EST ID:kG4ACP+W No.5390 Ignore Report Quick Reply
At my uni our competitive solar car team welcomes any engineering majors who have something to offer to the team.
Shitting Bessledere - Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:30:48 EST ID:buTeoEHV No.5391 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Same here, what uni is this?
Basil Gindlefoot - Sat, 16 Feb 2013 00:57:00 EST ID:8p9wBj3r No.5417 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Western Michigan University

Geeks by Alice Greenfoot - Thu, 25 Oct 2012 12:55:33 EST ID:dKl95iv8 No.5036 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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"Have fun sitting in front of a computer all day staring at a screen you silly CprEs and ChEs, leave the heavy stuff for the big boys"
Construction Engineers and Civil Engineers
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Ernest Fanwill - Wed, 09 Jan 2013 23:03:01 EST ID:YdIGBZq/ No.5305 Ignore Report Quick Reply

As far as I know, you can work on a rig, if you're willing to spend some years working at the low-tier jobs (rustabout or roughneck). After that, you could become a driller, and they earn very good money. Not all drillers studied that, they just worked hard to get there.

You can also apply to your career and work at making the drilling mud, and that job is very in-demand. Drilling mud is one of the most important things for the rigs, it has to be handled with care to not contaminate it.
You can either work on land or offshore, where you have to check the mud properties that might be needed during the drilling phase. Of course, working offshore will always look better in a resumé, so even if there are Mud Engineers, a Chemical Engineer is just as good, even better sometimes.
Martha Brublingbuck - Fri, 11 Jan 2013 15:11:54 EST ID:thO20jS1 No.5314 Ignore Report Quick Reply

>we'd still have work finding water wells afterwards.

Wouldn't you just use a hydrogeologist?
Walter Pockstock - Sat, 12 Jan 2013 09:36:13 EST ID:thO20jS1 No.5317 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Nah, I'll dispel his illusions! I don't think that anyone who was looking to find sustainable groundwater supplies would choose a petroleum engineer over a hydrogeologist. There are probably more petroleum engineers about, but the large-scale drilling technology they use is a world away from the average water-well rig, which are usually transported on low-loaders or mounted on specially adapted lorries. PEs would also have to learn to use the software associated with groundwater modelling, e.g. FEFLOW, MODFLOW, and the associated terminology.
Henry Fassleman - Wed, 13 Feb 2013 14:38:31 EST ID:+Jj8qrZu No.5410 Ignore Report Quick Reply
civil engineer here with a masters in structural. i have very little experience. i really graduated at the worst time in 2008 and with masters in 2012. nobody wants me because i have no history of working experience and i can't get menial jobs because i'm over qualified and i'll just leave them for a better job. i'm getting depressed and i just want to sleep all the time or die.
Nathaniel Cuvingdatch - Wed, 13 Feb 2013 22:31:27 EST ID:zvp1ohNQ No.5411 Ignore Report Quick Reply

I applied for one last week. Got my rejection letter today. Feels bad man

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