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jackOfManyTrades
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Re: Bah humbug about soldering's importance
jackOfManyTrades   8/15/2013 9:50:17 AM
Actually, thinking about it some more, I'd argue they're not real MECHANICAL engineers. Soldering is a mechanical process that connects components together and stops them falling off the PCB. It doesn't have much to do with electrical or electronic engineering.

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Re: Soldering class
kfield   8/15/2013 9:49:14 AM
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@measurementblues  You're a calamity in the making!  Soldering scars, falling out of boats, wow it would be fun to have dinner with you and just hear war stories!

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Re: Soldering course for engineers
Max The Magnificent   8/15/2013 9:48:57 AM
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@MeasurementBlues: @Max, want to see some real soldering?


One of your finest creations? :-)

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Re: Soldering class
MeasurementBlues   8/15/2013 9:48:00 AM
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KF, to make the lawyers happy, you could hold a contect for who has the best scar from soldering. I'd win that one.

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Re: Soldering class
Max The Magnificent   8/15/2013 9:47:16 AM
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@kfield: No wonder soldering is becoming a lost art!!!


I don't know what to say -- we are turning into a society where everyone will have to be wrapped in bubblewrap before leaving the home -- "What happened to the engineers of yore?" I cry!

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Re: Soldering course for engineers
MeasurementBlues   8/15/2013 9:43:13 AM
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@Max, want to see some real soldering?

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Re: Bah humbug about soldering's importance
MeasurementBlues   8/15/2013 9:39:42 AM
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Who needs soldering when you have simulation? You don't hand solder connectors onto boards that carry 25Gbps signals.

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Re: Soldering class
kfield   8/15/2013 9:39:33 AM
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@Max  Even if someone else gives the training, we would have insurance issues. No wonder soldering is becoming a lost art!!!

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Re: Soldering course for engineers
Max The Magnificent   8/15/2013 9:39:18 AM
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@MeasurementBlues: I've got a scar on my left arm from a wave solder machine...

Hi Martin -- I expected nothing less from you :-)

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Re: I'm with you on students
Max The Magnificent   8/15/2013 9:37:57 AM
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@mgburr: One other thing that seems to be missing, Analog!  Let's just say it's a good thing I still have my Mimms books handy for him to peruse.

Rick Curl was telling me about a really good analog book he strongle recommends -- he's going to bring it by my office the next time he's up here visiting.

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