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Computer mouse problems of the furry sort
Engineering Investigations  
11/19/2010   18 comments
Engineer investigates vermin problems in a printer for a medical monitoring device.
The table of the twist in the tail cable
Engineering Investigations  
11/17/2010   12 comments
A recent article in EETimes about using Transmitting Video over Cat5 Cable reminds an engineer of a problem he encountered when his employer was upgrading the data network.
The incident of the shadow mask
Engineering Investigations  
11/11/2010   18 comments
An article on gamma correction in color displays gets an engineer thinking about an incident involving a color CRT screen
No such thing as a perfect conductor
Engineering Investigations  
11/10/2010   13 comments
Engineers investigate nonlinearity problems on a stuffed circuit board
The mysterious sound in the electronic bagpipes
Engineering Investigations  
11/10/2010   2 comments
Engineers chase a mysterious sound in an electronic bagpipe application


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Rich Quinnell
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As every developer knows, there are the paper specifications for a product design, and then there are the real requirements. The paper specs are dry, bland, and rigidly numeric, making ...

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