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re: How NOT to make a training video
Robotics Developer   1/30/2013 12:39:34 AM
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Have to admit it made me laugh, I have had some experience with ESD guns and have seen even guys that "know what they are doing" make a mistake. Still quite funny but I would not want to try it..

Mehdi Sadaghdar
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Mehdi Sadaghdar   1/14/2013 6:54:41 PM
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Of course you are right when it is an actual dangerous act. But I don't consider a 25kV ESD from a certified gun a danger. Like I said, you can easily pick up 25kV sliding down one of those kid's slides in the parks. I might be crazy, but not that much that I would endanger my life!

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re: How NOT to make a training video
Duane Benson   1/14/2013 4:24:01 PM
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Mehdi - I understand what you are trying to do, but in viewing, this look to me to go past humorous in into dangerous, even if the ESD gun has a lower voltage than a Taser. I appreciate the value of humor in educational videos, but, personally, I'd rather see it come out in a different form. There's a trend these days toward self-violence in videos and I don't think it's a healthy trend. Call me a spoil-sport, but when taken too far, such imagery detracts from the message. It becomes more a pure humor vehicle than an effective educational too.

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re: How NOT to make a training video
Mehdi Sadaghdar   1/12/2013 2:06:51 AM
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Well, I don't want to admit to my ineptness! But the 25K was true and I was zapped during taking the video. But I was well aware of it and my point was to make the video funny so the message sticks! Also I should say although it hurts, the 25K ESD is not as hazardous as it sounds. A tazer gun is around 50K I believe. If you slide over those plastic slides that are held with metal screws to ground, you will definitely feel the 25K ESD down there!

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re: How NOT to make a training video
Garcia-Lasheras   1/12/2013 1:02:53 AM
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Hi Mehdi! So you are going to keep the mistery... Just take care of yourself, I would like to see more educative & funny videos like these in the future!!

Mehdi Sadaghdar
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re: How NOT to make a training video
Mehdi Sadaghdar   1/12/2013 12:40:47 AM
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The video is definitely staged, or not! In any case I hope it gets the point through and we see a reduction in the number of engineers zapping themselves!

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re: How NOT to make a training video
Garcia-Lasheras   1/11/2013 11:23:48 PM
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Definitely, the video is staged... or the guy is trying to kill himself !! There are several videos in youtube in which Mehdi Sadaghdar does "risky demos". Below you've some examples: Shorcutting a huge capacitor... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQJ8JX17J58 Playing with car batteries... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRwIrbK8KDI

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Garcia-Lasheras   1/11/2013 9:55:12 PM
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The first part of the video seems so obviously deliberate... but when the demo-guy finally takes the charged board from the desk, almost makes me cry!!! I totally agree with you in that the video itself is in fact very educative for ESD newcomers

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old account Frank Eory   1/11/2013 8:24:34 PM
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The ESD video is definitely deliberate humor, but it works -- it really is funny!

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mr_bandit   1/11/2013 7:26:09 PM
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I think the ESD one is deliberate. He could have re-shot the video. Does give the novice a pretty good idea of what not to do...

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