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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.
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William Nicklestock - Mon, 18 Feb 2013 09:40:33 EST ID:yKUdgGDH No.5421 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Sup Lucas
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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.
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Doris Sidgedale - Wed, 20 Feb 2013 01:00:15 EST ID:+kGJvvAk No.5435 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>5427
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/
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Hamilton Pillerworth - Wed, 16 Jan 2013 22:11:34 EST ID:OeFwQyR4 No.5338 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>5336
nigga u sound like a str8 up fag

no joke
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Frederick Minderhood - Sat, 19 Jan 2013 17:18:37 EST ID:8VdREhuG No.5349 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>5338
damn, son. you're one hard motherfucker.
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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/.
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Faggy Sigglenure - Sat, 16 Feb 2013 21:29:00 EST ID:gu9XwLHV No.5419 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>5338
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?
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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.
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Charles Pusslekat - Sat, 16 Feb 2013 07:37:20 EST ID:zvp1ohNQ No.5418 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>5415

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 ?)
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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.
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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.
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Shitting Bessledere - Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:30:48 EST ID:buTeoEHV No.5391 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>5390
Same here, what uni is this?
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Basil Gindlefoot - Sat, 16 Feb 2013 00:57:00 EST ID:8p9wBj3r No.5417 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>5391
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
>>5301

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.
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Martha Brublingbuck - Fri, 11 Jan 2013 15:11:54 EST ID:thO20jS1 No.5314 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>5297

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

Wouldn't you just use a hydrogeologist?
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Walter Pockstock - Sat, 12 Jan 2013 09:36:13 EST ID:thO20jS1 No.5317 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>5316

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.
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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.
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Nathaniel Cuvingdatch - Wed, 13 Feb 2013 22:31:27 EST ID:zvp1ohNQ No.5411 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>5201

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


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