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How Do I Find a Job? Computer Engineering/Low GPA Edition

I have a BS in Computer Engineering, albeit with a low GPA and no internships or experience. How do I get a job? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 30, 2014 - 17 answers

Voltage drop, amperage increase?

We had an electrical incident where I work a couple of nights ago, and I'm trying to wrap my brain around it. Our house engineers have maintained systems at 150 amps on legs with 200 amp fuses. The power company reported a power dip, shortly after which we blew two of the 200 amp fuses. What happened? We had a drop in available voltage, so our amperage demand shot up? [more inside]
posted by nevercalm on Jul 17, 2013 - 9 answers

Diodes, transistors, resistors, oh my!

What are the best resources and references for a novice interested in modern electrical engineering? [more inside]
posted by clearly on Jan 26, 2013 - 13 answers

Intro to Electrical Engineering Course Online?

I'm looking for a purely online course for an introductory electrical engineering course from a legitimate certified institution for the purposes of transferring to my current institution.
posted by gzimmer on Jan 22, 2013 - 2 answers

Inspiring Popular Electronics Books?

When I was learning to program I enjoyed reading popular computer science books like Godel Escher Bach in my downtime for motivation and inspiration. Can anyone suggest good popular electrical/electronics books that are similarly inspiring and are suitable to be followed along while on a train or before bed? [more inside]
posted by Joe Chip on Jan 2, 2013 - 5 answers

Pinout for this ancient xenon arc lamp power supply?

Recently I obtained (for work-related use) an older arc lamp power supply. It's a Zeiss unit brand-wise but was manufactured by Ludl Electronic Products (LEP) on Zeiss' behalf. It may well turn out that this particular supply isn't suited to our needs (based on the lamp we want to use it with), but I would still like to find some way to determine the pinout of the output connector. Unfortunately, I've had a heck of a time finding ANY schematics for 75 W DC xenon short arc lamp power supplies, and despite my EE degree, I remain baffled following *mumble* weeks worth of ohming-out and circuit-tracing. And at this point I've been staring at the darned thing so long that it's become hard to tell if I'm missing something really obvious or whether it's just futile to expect to be able to determine what pin serves what purpose without a schematic. Long, convoluted explanation beyond the "more inside" button. [more inside]
posted by aecorwin on Sep 28, 2011 - 8 answers

Controlling a VFD in Labview?

I'd like to control a VFD (Hitachi L100) by computer via a LabView program. [more inside]
posted by gzimmer on Apr 4, 2011 - 2 answers

The 40-Year-Old Electrical Engineer

How are things looking for Electrical Engineers? [more inside]
posted by lekvar on Nov 13, 2009 - 13 answers

Electrical and Mechanical Engineering questions

I'm trying to choose between bachelor's degrees in mechanical engineering and electrical engineering. Other than jobs where you are actually "engineering" things, what jobs would each one be able to get? Also, I hear that engineering disciplines overlap in some ways. What are the similarities and differences between electrical and mechanical? Thank you.
posted by atm on Jan 4, 2009 - 14 answers

Buying an Oscilloscope

I'm an electrical engineering student/hobbyist looking to buy an oscilloscope. I'd like to spend around $200 ($300 max, probes/shipping included). What should I look for, and where? [more inside]
posted by phrontist on Apr 16, 2008 - 10 answers

I need a Magnetic and Photbeam Sensor!

Can you show me a photo beam sensor or a magnetic sensor that is close to the size of my pinky? [more inside]
posted by kaozity on Dec 3, 2007 - 8 answers

What's a good school for Broadcast Engineering?

Back-to-school-filter: I'd like return to school to pursue training in broadcast engineering. Are there any programs you recommend? (Bonus if they're in Chicago-ish). Or should I just look into getting a general electrical engineering degree? [more inside]
posted by pfafflin on May 24, 2007 - 7 answers

Too many microcontroller to choose from! HELP!

Which company should I go with for microcontrollers? [more inside]
posted by nickerbocker on Mar 21, 2006 - 9 answers

Need help identifying a switch.

Help me identify this switch [1 page pdf]. [more inside]
posted by nickerbocker on Oct 20, 2005 - 5 answers

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