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Engineering Jobs for "Extroverts"?

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- Mon, 13 Jul 2015 20:47:19 EST 0UJUEBsU No.6734
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Hey, I'm an EE student asking the obligatory question: "What career would be best suited for me"
I am still not far into my studies and can choose a wide variety of specializations.

Unlike most of my fellow EE students, I am rather extroverted. A career as a developer locked up in a cubicle having to work on tiny details would be my death.

So here are a few specs of me:
  • I get bored easily and need a lot of stimulus, I am allergic to routine and micromanaging, I have to work on new subjects constantly.

  • When I'm excited I have limitless power and can focus straight for 15h developing stuff. When not, work is very exhausting and solving problems is hard because I don't get ideas.

  • I am rather creative and work intuitively. I like to think in big pictures and not in the details. I'm the one who gets a completly new way of solving the problem in the exam, not by juggling with formulas, but by looking it from a different aproach, but messes up and forgets so many details that he doens't get any points.

  • I really like talking, doing presentations, explaining and intorregating with sharp logic(asking others how exactly they ment that)

  • I love to scheme out hobby projects, but I often lose interest soon and don't finish them, but when I do finish them and see it working, it is the greatest joy I know of.

Thank you for reading this far, let me know what comes to your mind. I think Systems-Engineering may be fitting.
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George Bazzlefoot - Mon, 23 Nov 2015 07:29:08 EST N+M0Vp8V No.6839 Reply
Are you kidding me. Work for NASA you dickweed
Cedric Blathercocke - Thu, 26 Nov 2015 14:18:34 EST edGY6YsS No.6840 Reply
lol wat. I'm an electrical engineer and I spend half my work days talking to people, going to meetings, doing some shit together, travelling around to meet people to talk about stuff. Projects are very complex and big these days, it's not like some single person is sitting in a basement programming and soldering.
Cedric Sozzlewudge - Thu, 14 Jan 2016 16:54:33 EST 90ft4ett No.6862 Reply
sorry cockmunch but I'm in the top 20% of my class with a 3.5 gpa and its still shitty. besides like I'm gonna drop out when I'm now 5/8 of the way done with my degree.

got an internship this summer in network engineering with some company that provides internet access onboard commercial aircraft. maybe actually working in the industry (and getting paid) will help me enjoy it more.

Variable Voltage for straight AC Wire

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- Wed, 11 Nov 2015 21:30:20 EST 0sTD210V No.6835
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I just have a cord coming from the wall that leads to an electric nail heating element. I would like to vary the temperature by controlling how much voltage reaches the nail.
Would hooking up a dimmer switch meant for lights work?
What do I need to consider when doing this?
Hamilton Fuckingson - Thu, 12 Nov 2015 20:53:20 EST 1aJV5n1q No.6836 Reply
What current is the switch rated for? It's probably ok, but it would be good to make sure the nail won't overload it.
Jack Murdwater - Sun, 10 Jan 2016 14:51:22 EST T1BMGeQ0 No.6858 Reply
Yup that sounds good, you might not get the control you want but it's worth a try.

Just make sure that the amperage you are using doesn't exceed the ratings of the switch or the wire. Check for shorts before you use it.
David Fuckingstone - Wed, 13 Jan 2016 23:28:29 EST 1aJV5n1q No.6861 Reply
That dude is long gone.

I hope he didn't electrocute himself.


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- Thu, 03 Dec 2015 14:42:48 EST YAHCJnOy No.6841
File: 1449171768529.jpg -(555034B / 542.03KB, 2592x1944) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. "I WANT TO STOP THE EARTH FROM SPINNING" reply
if you want to collapse the core your gonna need some VERY STRONG magnets, drills, charges (controlled as fuck as the crust isnt purely solid it has fractures & holes & allsorts which kill miners e.c.t).

First, well need to friends up or kill & impersonate someone "high up", with funds we can become a private interest in the many 'space programmes'. With the severe lack of funding NASA are recieving, they are playing ball to a lot more private interests & with their brains & techonology the charges could easily be places in the least dangerous palces meaning you dont die & can continue your mission).

To bore holes we will have to become frackers, we may need to relocate. The best places would either be the oil fields in asia as that has less crust & population to traverse or the American lands which are heavily fractured & drilled. If we impersonate or friends up the right people we will have access to underground networks, which go deeper than people think & are surprisingly stable. But once we have the licences for that, we will need similar minds to employ who hate things enough not to grass us up for depleting the polarity of the earth & reduction on key natural phases & fields.

With the resources we now currently own, not only do we not have to bury down ourselves, we can send people who hate things more than us & dgaf more than us. Reward their families amply if they get fucked up. That & we have a secure network of illegal activities intent on felling the clouds & allowing our precious shields to wander off into the vacuums of space.

Now you finally have the means to affect the polarity of the earth, you will need to connect the global power network, which there isnt yet. You would have to make one, but with our resources so far this will only take half a life time or so. Dw if you die or me there are plenty of other cunts we can trust. Now with the power, we can safely construct magnets at the entrance to the large bore holes & lower them near the crust before activating. Cables would need to be adamantium alloy as that stands up to even super heroes according to tv & comics so its pretty tough shit.

Now all which remains is for our calculation wizzes to be correct, the hardware not to fault (well have to employ asians & pay them well as were lazy & require cyanide). You now have, as I currently see it, 3 choices... which will be more effective I have not enough time to consider, like ever in my life.... You I recommend you take a shot & flip a coin, yelling fuck yeah.

A: Start both magnets at the same time in the hope this freezes the movement of molten materials & any magnetic materials will hopefully travel to the magnets, disrupting the orbital flow of the plasma & other materials. This could do nothing & just fuck every electronic ever up & stick us all to the ground via our belt buckles/tear things out of people bodies who have pins or heart tickers e.c.t

B:Slowly start one magnet, so that instead of it just doing nothing but making the world uber magnetic, more... It will slowly start to split the contents of the plasma & magma. Making smooth transition in the orbital flow near impossible. One its up to enough power to start physically vibrating, slanting, fucking the earth. Start the opposite magnet up quick, which I must mention has to be made of a poly material or something stronger, so it dosent get broken by the first magnetic pulls. When the 2nd magnet gets stronger, it will effectively be holding the different magnetic & non magnetic elements of the core at either side, without motion except motion similar to that seen in a centrifuge where the contents of the bottle are forced to the side & the pressure helps mix the bottle.
The earth will now have 0 protection from any foreign anything, waves, physicals & dark matters unknown reactions with events such as these.
Also the earth now has no air, its moving towards the sun & we have no shields up (unless were far ahead in science as what were told, which is obviously true but the point where we can manipulate & shield the entire earth whilst the power is being directed to the magnets, its frankly beyond us as far as I can see. If we stick to primaeval warning logic were either fuqd or gonna be universe nazis, which is impossible as well be isolated by the current powers out there…
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Faggy Duckfield - Mon, 21 Dec 2015 12:35:25 EST NuvBi2gN No.6856 Reply
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You know, there might already be large magenets or electromagents down there to control and manipulate the earth defense shield...

4 12v pc fans

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- Thu, 03 Dec 2015 20:09:33 EST SAHATn7N No.6842
File: 1449191373671.jpg -(44804B / 43.75KB, 800x797) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. 4 12v pc fans
i want 'em all running at once. i have the option of using 9v batteries or this 2 prong main plug with a switch on it. I have plenty of wire. I've already got all 4 running off the batteries (3 12v fans and 4 9v batteries). If i can figure out how to safely have the fans running from the wall outlet i'll do that.
Suggestions as to how to go about this? The fans are DC, aren't wall outlets AC? Can you tell i shouldn't be doing this?
Cornelius Hemblekit - Sat, 05 Dec 2015 04:03:36 EST guO1db+B No.6844 Reply
the fans will burn out almost instantly if you plug them into your mains. you're going to need an adapter. find out how many amps each fan will draw (either listed on the fan or by looking up the model number), add multiply by 4 for the 4 fans. that's how many amps your 12v adapter will have to supply.

12v 1a phone chargers are about $3 on ebay. you might evenbe able find one lying around somewhere.
Ernest Blackman - Sat, 05 Dec 2015 16:07:19 EST SAHATn7N No.6845 Reply
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thanks, i got dozens of phone chargers. Imma go look up the amps and maybe work something better out than my current setup
Rebecca Fuckinghood - Mon, 14 Dec 2015 04:04:44 EST EGgJzstS No.6852 Reply
Holy FUCK boys just COIL UP a transformer from mains to your fan load. If you can't calculate your fan load or the transformer ratio then you shouldn't be doing this shit.

Stay safe, better yourself, control reality.

dark/light detector

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- Wed, 09 Dec 2015 18:51:47 EST uKbk8ICf No.6848
File: 1449705107796.jpg -(317767B / 310.32KB, 2048x1536) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. dark/light detector
turns on an led if the room is sufficiently dark. It's a voltage divider with a photo resistor, npn fet and, a pull up resistor. I think I'm going connect it with a micro using an AD converter.
Eliza Nonningstock - Sun, 13 Dec 2015 16:20:10 EST ZQWrcA1H No.6851 Reply

Now all u need to do is attach it to a bomb when SWAT invades with flashlights and won't touch the lightswitches because they're far too clever for that.

Introduction to tesla

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- Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:44:09 EST HhcAPWRe No.6538
File: 1414097049225.jpg -(1311992B / 1.25MB, 1920x1440) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. Introduction to tesla

first time poster on this board and I want to find out a few things, namely:
1 Does anything interesting happen here, like good discussions about technology
2 how slow is this
3 I'm interested in energy technology suppressed by the money makers. Does anyone understand well the tesla's ionosphere energy thing, does anyone know any other good alt energy techs. I know a guy on youtube who supposedly made a thing that recycles exhaust of engines and makes them run on a lot more fuels a lot more efficiently and pollutes less, he tried to patent it and spread the tech but got strangled from above. I dunno how legit this is, but seems legit. As for electricity This is totally public so not really what corps are suppressing but AFAIK LFTR (thorium) reactors are the best way to make electricity that the public knows ATM. Fusion will come onto the scene, but it could be 10 years or it could be 100 till it's really worth the buck and yes I know bout the Lockheed.

So what is out there tesla nerds. Or is it totally unknown and only outerspace civs know about it.?
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Ernest Blackman - Sat, 05 Dec 2015 16:13:06 EST SAHATn7N No.6846 Reply
nope this board is terrible and you should definitely leave and never look back, entitled whiny scum.
Ernest Blackman - Sat, 05 Dec 2015 16:19:27 EST SAHATn7N No.6847 Reply
yup you should definitely leave and go somewhere else with your mom or some shit. this board aint for you.

Resume boosting

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- Tue, 03 Sep 2013 16:48:35 EST wfbPtqkp No.5875
File: 1378241315058.jpg -(419860B / 410.02KB, 750x1500) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. Resume boosting
I'm going into my second year of engineering and starting to take electrical engineering courses. I have my first co-op coming up in january, and was wondering what would be some awesome ways to add a boost to my resume.

I was thinking taking a supplementary course (workshop) in CAD or C++ programing, or maybe starting a personal electronic project. What else could i do to help me land a job in january?
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Edwin Cunderdot - Sat, 12 Oct 2013 03:22:34 EST hmojWM8b No.5959 Reply
i had a thread on the front page of the animals board for like six months, theres on on how to thats about to start auto saging
William Shittingshit - Tue, 27 Oct 2015 11:16:11 EST DzUrEZMd No.6828 Reply

> you just have to look at its skeleton

Carbon dioxide gas delivery

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- Thu, 08 Oct 2015 10:27:39 EST ZMpXliD1 No.6804
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these look familiar, do you know what I could use to dispense from these? Air freshener maybe? This is from a co2 bottle opener. I don't need the opener, but I like red wine and it turns too fast so I want to purge the bottle with co2 before I cork it so it keeps longer. Thoughts?
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Cedric Gocklehock - Fri, 09 Oct 2015 18:55:46 EST PF8uv7fu No.6809 Reply
I could do that but what source of co2 will I use that uses a schrader valve? I think the ends of these are similar to a butane dispenser so maybe I could modify one of those fittings... also I think these just need to get pressure on the end so I could make a channel in a stopper of some kind... or maybe I need to bend them sideways.
Wesley Feblingfure - Sat, 10 Oct 2015 15:38:42 EST 7JSxEYqU No.6810 Reply
making an adapter would come to mind.
I also see some issue with that plan. You'd want to have a mechanism to flush out existing air first before closing the valve so a simple one way valve would not work.

Otherwise, if you simply want to get the gas out of the canister, any spray can cap should fit, they are standard one fits it all afik.
Then as co2 is heavier than air I think it should be sufficient to simply spray the gas into the open bottle and then just leave the bottle like that or close it with a regular cork.
Betsy Crinkinwodging - Tue, 13 Oct 2015 22:37:21 EST l8O25pLd No.6811 Reply
I think you're right about the nozzle. I will try this at some point. Or I will drink my wine faster.

Graphene/Carbon nano tubes & processing

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- Thu, 08 Oct 2015 13:05:43 EST 8yq8ANx8 No.6805
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What do you all, engineers, think of this? I think it will change the way we process / evolve in humanity. I think it will enable us to do things we can't now, like master quantum computing, and allow shows like Gundam to become reality.

What about you?
Nathaniel Genninghood - Fri, 09 Oct 2015 02:33:51 EST 7JSxEYqU No.6807 Reply
Until they come up with a mass production process it might as well not happen.

Almost all nanotech research is done with one by one mechanical placement of nanoscopic components. Lithographic processes create structures across a whole area at once which is a two dimensional process. The "pick and place" technique done by researchers to create single transistors is essentially zero dimensional (a single point at once).

Also Moore's Law is commonly misrepresented. Moore's Law says nothing about transistor speed, feature size or power consumption. Those just used to be a consequence of the same progress.
Moore's Law regards the price of a single transistor. That used to get cheaper because transistors got smaller and chip area is a major cost factor.
That however is not the only one, if transistors can't get much smaller the price of a transistor can also get cheaper if the chip area costs less.
So far semiconductor plants haven't focused on that aspect because it' was more efficient to focus on reducing the feature size, but nothing prevents them to focus on other aspects.

The only thing that could really revolutionize computing to that extent nanotech is made out to be is Drexler style molecular machines. That is however heavily disputed and is often viewed as crank science. See the Drexler Smalley Debate regarding the sticky finger problem and fat finger problem.

The one avenue that might lead to progress in a reasonable time-frame is DNA computing. Basically to use natural nanotech to our advantage or to bootstrap a nanotech production using ribosomes, DNA, RNA.

Homemade Air Tank/Bottle thing??

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- Sat, 15 Aug 2015 09:36:31 EST cymD6AGd No.6773
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What's the best way, or maybe, what are some different ways I can make my own air tanks that I can fill up with my bicycle pump? I'm thinking starting from the strength of a plastic soda bottle and working up from there. I'm all about building and powering my own stuff on my own. Apart from buying things I can't build (like a soda bottle and a bike pump) I don't like the idea of buying cartridges of CO2, or using electricity to power things. The more hand-powered/charged things I have, the more control I feel like I have.
You feel me?
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Sidney Pockwill - Mon, 05 Oct 2015 14:19:05 EST cymD6AGd No.6801 Reply
Update: I figured out how to fit my compressor to the air tank on the side port. BUT my compressor has a max psi of 135, and my tanks are like 3500 psi, so scrap that.
Thomas Hiffingsitch - Tue, 06 Oct 2015 11:15:10 EST cymD6AGd No.6803 Reply
Yeah, my initial goal was to make a scuba tank that could provide me even just a few extra breaths underwater.

chemical engineers

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- Mon, 13 Jul 2015 19:42:49 EST UbFO8BGG No.6733
File: 1436830969181.gif -(500434B / 488.71KB, 350x200) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. chemical engineers
chemical engineers, why do you suck?

To be specific, why do old chemical engineers suck? Why are you such dicks?

I'm an eletrical engineer that has been hired as a process engineer. Every fucking dickhead up here was a chemical engineer. I get so fucking tired of the whole lot of you. I have so much shit to do and your 50 year old chemical engineer ass walks in my office and asks about a number from 3 months ago. When I'm not able to spit out just what you want, you look down your fucking bird nose at me like a dog that shit in the middle of the room.

Dipshit I have better things to do. I have a lot of things to do. Every time there is a fucking study for anything, who gets the data? Me. Who gets the drawings? Me. Every time you want to cut back or change a process? Me. Anytime a PI page needs made or changed, me.

Maybe if you're so fucking smart you'd already know where this flow is leaving the second effect of our evaporator chain was and not need to ask me and then look disappointed when I say I have to look it up.

And you're the only group that has to be difficult. Anyone else is more than happy to wait. Everyone else is pleased as punch that I can make all kinds of PI pages, programs, excel calculators, lab experiments, etc, to make their lives better. Not you, fuckwad. You need the world now.
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Sidney Fablingwater - Thu, 13 Aug 2015 01:39:33 EST m9eqGuJq No.6767 Reply

So... You're essentially the engineering equivalent of a secretary and your organisation and memory is lacking... then you get flustered when people are irritated that it takes you a while to do your job, when the people asking you these questions know that they could easily do these things if they were spending the same amount of time doing it.

Maybe if you didn't rely so much on your sheets and more on your memory, you would be faster at remembering things, and they would be less annoyed.
Rebecca Fizzletedging - Fri, 25 Sep 2015 20:24:15 EST PB+MbgFg No.6797 Reply
fight fight fight fight fight fight fight fight fight fight fight fight fight

Engineering areas

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- Thu, 26 Jul 2012 18:17:20 EST oL+jHcYK No.4584
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Sup /telsa/, would like some input from you

I'm finishing my bachelor in Aerospace soon and I doubting whether I should stick to Ae. for my Master or head over to Mechanical Eng. The only thing that peaks my interest now is Space Eng. as all other fun masters are full (leaving aerodynamic, structural analysis and something about logistics). Space Eng. is however very abstract for me and I don't think I'll enjoy it.

On the other hand I have Biomechanical/BioRobotics or whatever you want to call it, which seems quite interesting, but I don't know for sure, since I didn't do the bachelor (very similar though).

Would there be any reasons to stay at Aerospace (in terms of the master)?
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Sidney Fablingwater - Thu, 13 Aug 2015 01:16:04 EST m9eqGuJq No.6764 Reply

Take a break for a physical science that looks relatively unrelated, and see just how you can apply your current path to it. This is how I make breakthroughs.
Thomas Gangerham - Tue, 22 Sep 2015 23:10:50 EST Cn3IrWQU No.6796 Reply

How is a degree full? Do you have to stay at your current school? Pick the degree, and then decide the school. There is way too much riding on that decision to let an arbitrary quota at one school be the main factor. (If you are returning to your bachelor's school, use connections in your departments to get into your desired program. It may take some work, but there's no reason to take 'no' for an answer there).

At the Master's level (and much more so the PhD level, but still important here), the exact subject matter you learn will vary greatly depending on the school you attend, and more so, the professor you work under. You might specialize in a highly theoretical field, but work under a professor who does a lot of experimental work (or the opposite).

Fast CAD

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- Thu, 30 Jul 2015 01:14:28 EST z8IvEmGZ No.6759
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I don't get it. Drafters are paid on billing hours, so how would anyone benefit from being proficient with shortcuts and other marks of efficiency
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David Blecklefark - Thu, 17 Sep 2015 12:23:09 EST YAHImaeO No.6793 Reply
There is, something, I have noticed, about your post, and it should be, I think, pretty obvious.
Eliza Dillywone - Sat, 19 Sep 2015 15:38:28 EST z8IvEmGZ No.6795 Reply
Are there other jobs for cad, that dont involve construction? Kind of sick of getting bad Archi drawings and having to fix it every time they update it

Who are the people who come here?

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- Fri, 21 Aug 2015 17:13:07 EST QiUAcKGJ No.6780
File: 1440191587248.gif -(269151B / 262.84KB, 400x300) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. Who are the people who come here?
Is it just me that I can't see the icon of this board? Or do we just not have an icon for this board?
And if we don't have an icon for this board, can we submit icons? If yes, to who?
Jack Smallfield - Fri, 21 Aug 2015 17:14:06 EST QiUAcKGJ No.6781 Reply
ignore the stupid title btw.
Reuben Dablingworth - Mon, 14 Sep 2015 11:44:05 EST cymD6AGd No.6792 Reply
Newer boards (such as this one) that weren't around at zero time didn't get an icon. I would suggest a gear if we're making suggestions.

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