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zeeglen
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re: What's a good "real engineer" question?
zeeglen   2/8/2012 5:02:54 PM
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For hardware types ask them to draw a full wave bridge rectifier. At one place a recent-grad systems engineer was hired to do board repair. When asked to identify components, he said "I think those are resistors because they have colours on them." He lasted about a week.

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zeeglen   2/8/2012 4:57:55 PM
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Having 2 soldering irons and 2 hands makes it much easier to remove 2-terminal surface mount components.

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StevenHunter   2/8/2012 4:30:48 PM
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For a real engineer, ask how many soldering irons they own. We tend to upgrade from a simple one when we can afford it, but can't get rid of the old one because it may be useful for something. Then there are high power units for big jobs.

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StevenHunter   2/8/2012 4:24:54 PM
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There is insufficient information to give an answer. The question states that the glasses are equal volume, but it doesn't state how full each one is.

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larryparts   2/8/2012 2:41:51 PM
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I simply ask if they own a soldering iron; the correlation seems pretty good.

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DaveR1234   2/8/2012 12:28:43 PM
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At a farewell lunch for the summer interns (all EEs) I went around the room and showed the symbol for a diode asking which was the anode. The answers were pretty much 50% correct.

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sharps_eng   2/7/2012 10:03:31 PM
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Have a small device on the table that isn't screwed together. Se how much time is spent looking inside, how long is spent operating it. Engineers are more interested in what us inside something than what it does. This assumes the device is a well-known gadget, not a functioning TriCorder!

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W1PK   2/7/2012 4:59:44 PM
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I try to avoid 2N3055s. The beta curve is lousy.

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DAH2136   2/7/2012 4:43:20 PM
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Nowadays you'd have to implement the thing as a piercing.

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dirk.bruere   2/7/2012 5:49:00 AM
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Ask them what Ohms Law is or why capacitors pass AC but not DC

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