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Engineering simulators for the iPad

Clive Maxfield
12/22/2011 06:36 PM EST

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Max The Magnificent
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Max The Magnificent   1/10/2012 7:59:03 PM
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Did you see my blog on the iCircuit app (http://bit.ly/y92ifI) -- also the Notes Plus app is extremely useful once you've got used to it (http://bit.ly/p12e7f) Plus there are things like the iPad-based oscilloscope (http://bit.ly/yiT6Ty) I love my iPad :-)

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eembedded_janitor   1/10/2012 7:48:18 PM
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Is the iPad really a useful form factor for an engineering platform? I must say I'm rather skeptical but would love to be proved wrong. I can see that it might make sense for simple apps like an Ohms Law calculator (where I would rather use my far more rugged, more portable programmable calculator). But for anything much more than that you probably want a more fully fledged device. ie. a Laptop.

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Mr Jones   1/9/2012 5:31:55 PM
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I agree that putting in what you do know and getting back what what you don't know is best. But R/I/E/P calculator for a single R is not something that I personally would download. However, a 'parallel R' calculator, to calculate the value of multiple parallel R's, or given a needed final R value what R value do I put in parallel with a known R value could be useful. Plus throw in user selectable tolerances: standard 5%, 1%, 0.1%, or exact values (3 decimal places).

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Mr Jones   1/9/2012 5:06:26 PM
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I would like to see a version of BestPairIII ported over to the iPad ... http://www.velotec.com/BestPair.htm

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CalcFan   1/8/2012 9:17:14 PM
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The ohms law app is one every scientific calculator user writes. It falls considerably short of a useful tool. The four variables of R, I, E, & P should be integrated and you put in the two you know and get all the others - automatically. That makes a useful app! X exchange Y, Richard

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OhmsLaw   1/8/2012 5:31:00 PM
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Please consider contacting MEA Mobile directly with product suggestions. info@meamobile.com or visit http://www.meamobile.com/contact-us/

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OhmsLaw   1/8/2012 5:28:00 PM
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A full list of Ray Tools Engineering Simulators for iPad is available at: http://www.meamobile.com/raytools/ More Apps Coming Soon!

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Shadowbow   1/7/2012 2:32:58 AM
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I would suggest an "IRobot" feel... I would also like to suggest a worst case analysis for calculating resistor, capacitor, and inductor tolerances with percent, ppm, temperature and age variations taken into account. We could also do a root sum square approach.

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Max The Magnificent   1/5/2012 9:30:30 PM
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Cool Beans -- the next thing is to get some suggestions for the apps we want to create -- also I think we need to establish a graphical "look and feel" that will be common to all our tools ... ... do we want a "Steampunk" look and feel, or a "Buck Rogers in the 25th Century", or ...

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Max The Magnificent   1/5/2012 9:21:46 PM
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Very clever -- I hadn't spotted that -- I always say "ears" because that implies the mire is deeper, but your suggestion is well taken :-)

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