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Enter the EE Life September 2010 Cartoon Caption Contest
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9/8/2010   270 comments
Flex those little gray cells and pen an amusing caption for our newest cartoon!
Bovine invasion: July cartoon caption contest opens
Design Contests & Competitions  
7/1/2011   212 comments
Mooove over...there are cows in the lab! Come up with a clever caption for Daniel Guidera's July cartoon.
September's Caption Contest Is Knocking on the Door!
Design Contests & Competitions  
9/5/2013   210 comments
25 lucky commenters this month get a free Trinket development board from Adafruit!
December caption contest: Circling threat
Design Contests & Competitions  
12/1/2011   207 comments
Our intrepid engineer seems to be "dead" in the water...what's your explanation?
What? Electronics Engineers Who Cannot Solder?
Blog  
8/13/2013   199 comments
What do they teach electronics students at college these days? Isn't soldering one of the core skills one is expected to know?
What's your favorite "science fiction" movie?
Blog  
9/13/2010   186 comments
So many sub-genres, so many good choices: which ones do you recall favorably?
March 2012 caption contest: Major crater
Design Contests & Competitions  
3/1/2012   170 comments
Something seems to have gone very wrong in the meeting room...
June's Cartoon Caption Contest Is an Armful!!
Design Contests & Competitions  
6/4/2014   168 comments
Earn a chunk of your Andy Warhol fame by writing a clever caption for our June cartoon and you could win the colored original of the cartoon, signed by our esteemed illustrator Daniel Guidera.
October caption contest: Kitchen confusion
Design Contests & Competitions  
10/4/2011   167 comments
Since when did circuit boards and wires become haute cuisine? Give us a caption to explain this savory situation.
Time to play hard ball on tech manufacturing
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2/1/2012   152 comments
It's time for policy makers to play hard ball with multinational corporations that outsource manufacturing, design and R&D jobs. If they don't, manufacturing will cease to be the engine of U.S. economic growth.
Top 8 Tools for Building a Personal Prototyping Laboratory
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9/5/2013   139 comments
For any beginners out there, here's a list of tools and equipment I have found to be important when building a personal prototyping laboratory, along with some of the mistakes I've made along the way.
Enter the EE Life August 2010 Cartoon Caption Contest
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8/12/2010   138 comments
Submit the winning caption--win a signed copy of the cartoon and bask in warm glow of admiration from your peers
November's Caption Contest Is Underway!
Design Contests & Competitions  
11/1/2013   136 comments
November's contest is ready to go! Give us your best caption for a chance to win.
Which science fiction books SHOULD be made into films?
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
9/4/2012   136 comments
Over the years I've often thought "I wish they would make this into a film!" Here are a few suggestions off the top of my head...
Are We Losing the Secrets of the Masters?
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8/2/2013   135 comments
I have the sneaking suspicion that we are in danger of losing track of how to do things at the most fundamental levels.
What's a good "real engineer" question?
Engineering Pop Culture!  
2/1/2012   133 comments
There are quick ways to separate the real techies from wannabes
Desktop Pick-&-Place Machine: An EETimes Community Project
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6/18/2014   133 comments
Would you be interested in having your own pick-and-place machine that can assemble your boards -- and possibly even reflow them -- while fitting in a space smaller than an 11" x 17"?
July Cartoon Caption Contest: Let's Talk Some Trash
Design Contests & Competitions  
7/1/2014   128 comments
Write a caption for our dumpster divin' engineer cartoon and you could win great fame and fortune.
The Coagulated & Curdled Custard of Despair
Max’s Cool Beans  
6/28/2014   127 comments
Are there any dishes from your formative years whose very names cause shivers of apprehension to run up and down your spine?
Engineers in America: Too Young, Too Old
Blog  
1/8/2014   118 comments
When trying to hire engineers, do you find that they either have too little or too much experience?
Vote now for January cartoon caption contest finalists!
Design Contests & Competitions  
1/13/2011   117 comments
Vote for the best of five finalists in our January cartoon caption contest
Why hasn't that steering wheel gone away?
Engineering Pop Culture!  
3/7/2011   111 comments
There's no reason the ubiquitous steering wheel can’t be replaced by a joystick—or is there?
Where are the jobs?
Blog  
10/10/2011   111 comments
Where are the jobs? That’s the question of the year. It’s easy to blame the President, the Congress and Wall Street. In some way or another, they’re all complicit.
Enter Now! EE Life December 2010 Cartoon Caption Contest!
Engineering Pop Culture!  
11/22/2010   108 comments
Call for entries for the December 2010 Cartoon Caption Contest
The biggest product turkeys of all time
Engineering Pop Culture!  
11/8/2011   107 comments
Zune. Newton. Betamax. MiniDisc. All failures in the marketplace. What are the latest products that you think will turn out to be turkeys?
Why Aren’t Our STEM Graduates Hired?
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7/25/2013   103 comments
If US universities are graduating engineers in numbers sufficient to fill job vacancies, why is the industry getting H-1B workers to fill the slots again?
Plumb your creativity's depth: The April cartoon contest is open!
Design Contests & Competitions  
4/7/2011   101 comments
It's time to take time to reach deep into your creative reservoir and try your hand at caption writing.
Obama, jobs and the creative destruction of electronics
Engineering Pop Culture!  
9/7/2011   100 comments
President Obama will deliver a major speech on jobs and the economy this week; it will almost surely be the wrong solution.
Caption contest: Mars attacks!
Design Contests & Competitions  
9/5/2012   99 comments
It’s no small feat that our cartoon guru Daniel Guidera manages to come up with exceptional engineering themed artwork every month, but September’s drawing is out of this world. Literally.
Put aside the science-fiction movies: what are the best "engineering" movies?
Blog  
11/19/2010   98 comments
There are some movies which celebrate engineering innovation and ingenuity as part of their story line; here are some of my favorites
Creating Gender-Neutral Engineering Prose: Does Anyone Actually Care?
Max’s Cool Beans  
3/20/2014   98 comments
If you see something like "An engineer should look after his tools," does this make you cringe inside?
March's Caption Contest Is Up, Or Is It Down?
Design Contests & Competitions  
3/5/2014   97 comments
Give us your best caption for a chance to win the original print, in color, with your caption on it!
EE Life March cartoon contest open now!
Engineering Pop Culture!  
3/3/2011   97 comments
Flex those little gray cells and pen an amusing caption for our newest cartoon!
Greatest innovation in the world
Engineering Pop Culture!  
8/22/2011   96 comments
Which was more important to history, penicillin or the arch? How about steel, or maybe the printed circuit?
Why I'm Dumping Nexus7 & Android & Buying an iPad
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8/26/2013   94 comments
I really want to love this Nexus7, but I didn't set out to buy a "fixer upper."
My Geiger counter doesn’t count (sob sob)
Engineering Pop Culture!  
4/8/2011   93 comments
Sad to relate, my do-it-yourself Geiger counter kit has not – as yet – counted anything. But is this because it is broken, or because I have not yet presented it with anything to count?
A Charm of CPUs & a Deceit of DSPs
Blog  
9/17/2013   93 comments
I was wondering about interesting collective names we could use for different types of silicon chips.
Enter February's Cartoon Caption Contest Now!
Engineering Pop Culture!  
2/17/2011   92 comments
Enter the EE Life cartoon caption contest for February. Fame and (virtual) fortune await!
Photo gallery: Engineering's messiest desks
Engineering Pop Culture!  
6/22/2011   92 comments
Check out user-submitted photos of some astonishingly messy engineering work stations. It's clearly a sign of genius.
Engineering disasters
Engineering Pop Culture!  
7/12/2012   92 comments
What good is a scar if you can’t show it off?
Cheesy Sci-Fi TV Series of the 60s and 70s
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
8/22/2012   90 comments
Here are some of the cheesy Sci-Fi TV Series I used to watch in the 60s and 70s. Did you see these? If so, which did you like the best (and which did you hate the most)?
Preserving Data Books From Yesteryear
Blog  
12/9/2013   90 comments
In order to preserve my old data books and application notes, I've now scanned well over 300,000 pages, all of which translates to 107 GB of data.
Jumping for joy: June cartoon caption contest opens
Engineering Pop Culture!  
6/8/2011   90 comments
Time to submit a clever caption to Daniel Guidera's latest engineering cartoon
January 2012 caption contest Tee time
Design Contests & Competitions  
1/2/2012   90 comments
Are visions of tee time dancing in everyone's heads ... please explain!
January's Comic Is Fit for a King
Design Contests & Competitions  
1/7/2014   89 comments
Start off the year with a comic fit for a king! Enter your caption idea for a chance to win the original artwork with your caption!
Enter the EE Life November 2010 Cartoon Caption Contest
Engineering Pop Culture!  
10/21/2010   89 comments
Flex those little gray cells and pen an amusing caption for our newest cartoon!
May's Cartoon Caption Contest
Design Contests & Competitions  
5/9/2014   87 comments
September caption contest: Who's up there?
Design Contests & Competitions  
9/6/2011   86 comments
Look, up there, why is this guy in our ceiling? Enter our September caption contest by submitting your witty caption in the comments field.
November caption contest: BarcaLounger
Design Contests & Competitions  
11/2/2011   85 comments
November 2011 is behind us ... on to more contests and the next new thing. Stay tuned for a list of the top five captions for our November cartoon and your chance to vote on the winner.
Weigh in on the greatest hits in electronics
Blog  
5/9/2012   85 comments
This fall, EE Times will kick off a yearlong celebration of its 40th anniversary year. Through coverage and various activities online, in a special digital edition and at events, we plan to honor 40 visionaries, technologies and disruptions that have rewritten the rules—of technology, of the industry, sometimes of society—over the last four decades.
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I feel like I'm juggling a lot of hobby projects at the moment. The problem is that I can't juggle. Actually, that's not strictly true -- I can juggle ten fine china dinner plates, but ...

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