12/10/2012 5:31 PM EST
It's hard to make wiring look tidy, but it's also fairly difficult to make it look quite this complicated!
post comment 9 comments last comment WKetel
There was a photo published a few years back that showed a similar mess of wires in a city in India, ...
10/30/2012 11:25 PM EDT
When roller coasters go wrong...very, very wrong.
post comment 3 comments last comment MVD
Unfortunately, Lucky never lets you pick.
10/9/2012 3:58 PM EDT
As we approach Halloween, EE Life brings you tales of horror, extreme current and severed body parts, as engineers tell us their real life horror stories.
post comment 10 comments last comment DaStargzer
"Shocking! Positively shocking!" -- James Bond (Goldfinger) I remember as a pre-teen using two ...
12/23/2010 9:47 AM EST
Engineer comes up with a clever fix to electrical contacts to keep model trains running smoothly
post comment 26 comments last comment Bellhop
I remember seeing a system advertised that used high voltage to generate a plasma at the contact ...
12/14/2010 8:53 AM EST
EEs learn that knowledge and experience in electronics does not translate into hands-on experience in other fields.
post comment 9 comments last comment Mineyes
In USA, NFPA 70E, "STANDARD for Electrical Safety in the Workplace", 2012 Edition is the guideline.
12/10/2010 8:19 AM EST
Engineer scurries to make up time adding a missing feature to a display generator
post comment 9 comments last comment Dwight Bues
Um, OK. I think I can clear up a couple of points here. I DID get recognition from Management: ...
12/3/2010 8:28 AM EST
Extreme cost-saving measures in a voltage converter design lead to high rate of returns with a diode blown to smithereens
post comment 1 comment last comment David Ashton
Good story, and nice design work. Sounds like you were stymied by my pet hate - the bean counters!
12/3/2010 8:11 AM EST
Thermal mismanagement wreaks havoc with an avionics display dumping lots of heat
post comment 8 comments last comment ReneCardenas
I had the opportunity to repair high-power audio amplifiers used in high-end systems, that used ...
11/24/2010 7:08 AM EST
A calendar gets the dates mixed up.
post comment 8 comments last comment Dwight Bues
I have to presume the calendar's designer had two "Ex's"...one born on 23 November and one born on ...
11/10/2010 8:34 AM EST
An engineer designing a VME bus-based interface card repeats an earlier mistake and remembers why you should always read the manual
post comment 5 comments last comment ReneCardenas
Even when specs define all supported configurations and features, you need to verify with ...