Breaking News
Comments
Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
<<   <   Page 5 / 20   >   >>
Adam-Taylor
User Rank
Author
Re: Why they can't solder
Adam-Taylor   9/3/2013 3:43:12 AM
NO RATINGS
A lot of companies do not allow those these days due to health and safety issues

Max The Magnificent
User Rank
Author
Re: Its true pal
Max The Magnificent   8/30/2013 10:24:02 AM
NO RATINGS
@Phadreus: ...and what would be left are some smart math kids, without a soul of engineer.

But we will still be there as a shining example :-)

Phadreus
User Rank
Author
Re: Its true pal
Phadreus   8/29/2013 12:14:37 PM
NO RATINGS
Doc Divakar,

 

  It is good that you know soldering. 8 year of my career I worked in India, amongst the top notch engineering companies..and I used to laugh at most of my american counter parts when they did not know how to design a good level- shifter after 10 year experience..

 

 But when I joined here in US in a start up, first year I struggled a lot , because I did not know soldering. My fellow firmware engineer can  solder, change some  component, do a little bit prototyping  and I was embarassed.  Off late I learnt the essence of western civilization. They talk less and do more...and do not stay in a simulation world unlike us. Thats the real American engineering, when a school drop out in his garage writes firmware and  make  a product  working on lathe machine, drills, plastic.


Back to Bay area, it has been thoroughly taken by immigrants. The engineering culture in most big companies is same as in Bangalore..The real American engineering culture is dying.

So it wont be a surprise that a lot of American univs churn out grads who do not know soldering and become electronics engineer, with out going through the path their previous generation went..Like Prof Tom Lee, who has a lab in his home.. opens up a old CRO and tells us how good the engineering was. I bet in a few yr those golden HW engineers would vanish, and what would be left are some smart math kids , with out a soul of engineer.

Max The Magnificent
User Rank
Author
Re: Why they can't solder
Max The Magnificent   8/28/2013 10:12:51 AM
NO RATINGS
@zeeglen: ...all I have is an ESD-generating-spring-loaded-piston-in-a-damn-blue-plastic-cylinder...

LOL I have one of those little rascals here in my office with me :-)

zeeglen
User Rank
Author
Re: Why they can't solder
zeeglen   8/27/2013 8:50:46 PM
NO RATINGS
To remove components I usually ask the skilled soldering people to do it - after all, they have the proper motorized suction vacuum tools, while all I have is an ESD-generating-spring-loaded-piston-in-a-damn-blue-plastic-cylinder, and I would prefer not to bugger-up the pcb.  I can usually re-solder the components back into place with my head-worn magnifying visor and a fine-tipped iron.

Max The Magnificent
User Rank
Author
Re: How to Solder
Max The Magnificent   8/27/2013 10:03:51 AM
NO RATINGS
@Caleb: I've probably soldered more stained glass than components.

That's something I really want to get into myself when I get some free time (ha!)

Max The Magnificent
User Rank
Author
Re: How to Solder
Max The Magnificent   8/27/2013 10:02:57 AM
NO RATINGS
@kfield: I am making an abstract metal sculpture...

Sad to relate, that's how a lot of my electronic projects end up :-)

Caleb Kraft
User Rank
Author
Re: How to Solder
Caleb Kraft   8/26/2013 3:58:46 PM
NO RATINGS
No electronics? That's blasphemy! Just kidding thou. I've probably soldered more stained glass than components.

kfield
User Rank
Author
Re: How to Solder
kfield   8/26/2013 3:55:31 PM
NO RATINGS
@calebkraft I am thinking about something like this as kind of a homage to Herbert Ferber, one of my favorite sculptures using soldered and welded metal as his medium. 

 

Caleb Kraft
User Rank
Author
Re: How to Solder
Caleb Kraft   8/26/2013 3:43:32 PM
NO RATINGS
Oooh, that sounds really cool! What will it do? I want details!

<<   <   Page 5 / 20   >   >>


Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
Like Us on Facebook
Special Video Section
LEDs are being used in current luxury model automotive ...
With design sizes expected to increase by 5X through 2020, ...
01:48
Linear Technology’s LT8330 and LT8331, two Low Quiescent ...
The quality and reliability of Mill-Max's two-piece ...
LED lighting is an important feature in today’s and future ...
05:27
The LT8602 has two high voltage buck regulators with an ...
05:18
Silego Technology’s highly versatile Mixed-signal GreenPAK ...
The quality and reliability of Mill-Max's two-piece ...
01:34
Why the multicopter? It has every thing in it. 58 of ...
Security is important in all parts of the IoT chain, ...
Infineon explains their philosophy and why the multicopter ...
The LTC4282 Hot SwapTM controller allows a board to be ...
This video highlights the Zynq® UltraScale+™ MPSoC, and sho...
Homeowners may soon be able to store the energy generated ...
The LTC®6363 is a low power, low noise, fully differential ...
See the Virtex® UltraScale+™ FPGA with 32.75G backplane ...
Vincent Ching, applications engineer at Avago Technologies, ...
The LT®6375 is a unity-gain difference amplifier which ...
The LTC®4015 is a complete synchronous buck controller/ ...
10:35
The LTC®2983 measures a wide variety of temperature sensors ...