Design Con 2015
Breaking News
Comments
Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
<<   <   Page 3 / 6   >   >>
Bellhop
User Rank
Rookie
Re: Further reading
Bellhop   12/12/2013 3:30:52 PM
NO RATINGS
Don't tell anyone, but I've read that book cover to cover more than once!

MeasurementBlues
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Who needs a pencil for math, anyway?
MeasurementBlues   12/11/2013 5:05:14 PM
NO RATINGS
@DrFPGA, here's the link.

MeasurementBlues
User Rank
Blogger
As promised, link to the calculator
MeasurementBlues   12/11/2013 5:00:55 PM
NO RATINGS
A few days ago, I mentioned using an iOS calculator and several people asked for a link. Here it is.

DrQuine
User Rank
CEO
Product longevity
DrQuine   12/9/2013 9:57:45 PM
NO RATINGS
As I approach my 21st birthday (base 30), I must salute the longevity of the pencil. Pencils older than I am function perfectly while word processors from 30 years ago are just about useless. The pencil is also very portable, inexpensive, requires no power, and is easily maintained (lacking an electric sharpener, you can use a knife or a piece of stone to sharpen it). Most importantly, it is forward and backward compatible. It is great for capturing information for subsequent retrieval; I will admit that it is not very good at automated mathematical calculations.

Max The Magnificent
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Further reading
Max The Magnificent   12/9/2013 10:16:33 AM
NO RATINGS
@Matt Tuley: An excellent writer on the history of design and engineering is Henry Petroski...

I just checked this on Amazon (here's the link to the paperback version) -- the reviews are interesting in their own right -- this looks like a book I would love to read -- I've added it to my Amazon wish list. Thanks for sharing.

antedeluvian
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Who needs a pencil for math, anyway?
antedeluvian   12/8/2013 5:26:20 PM
NO RATINGS
Martin

I make no promises about the Math Input panel. You will notice that it didn't see your multiply sign as that, but as  the letter x. I have only played a little with it, but I find that whilst it doesn't have a problem with an integral sign or a sigma (for sum) when you add limits to either, it confuses it entirely. I presume that once one knows the secret it becomes easier. Sigh.

MeasurementBlues
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Who needs a pencil for math, anyway?
MeasurementBlues   12/8/2013 5:06:35 PM
NO RATINGS
An you can enter the equation right into Word.

MeasurementBlues
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Who needs a pencil for math, anyway?
MeasurementBlues   12/8/2013 5:01:35 PM
NO RATINGS
antedeluvian,

Well lok here, there is a Math Input Panle in Windows 7. Could be useful. It had a hard time interpreting my number 9 because I usually write with a straight line down. The iOS is better but then I'd have to save a screen show and e-mail to myself to get the image. Al, this is just a sriting app as where the iOS app is also a calculator.

 



David Ashton
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Who needs a pencil for math, anyway?
David Ashton   12/8/2013 4:17:46 PM
NO RATINGS
@MB I always keep a paperclip or two in my wallet for that reason.  Have used it on quite a few occasions.  Once to reset my GPS when it froze in the middle of Sydney...

MeasurementBlues
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Who needs a pencil for math, anyway?
MeasurementBlues   12/8/2013 10:44:42 AM
NO RATINGS
Never, ever use a pencil to reset your computer, phone, tablet, or anything else. Sooner or later, the lead will break and get stuck in the hole. Use a straightend paper clip.

<<   <   Page 3 / 6   >   >>


Flash Poll
Top Comments of the Week
Like Us on Facebook
EE Times on Twitter
EE Times Twitter Feed

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
EE Life
Frankenstein's Fix, Teardowns, Sideshows, Design Contests, Reader Content & More
Max Maxfield

Book Review: Deadly Odds by Allen Wyler
Max Maxfield
10 comments
Generally speaking, when it comes to settling down with a good book, I tend to gravitate towards science fiction and science fantasy. Having said this, I do spend a lot of time reading ...

Martin Rowe

No 2014 Punkin Chunkin, What Will You Do?
Martin Rowe
Post a comment
American Thanksgiving is next week, and while some people watch (American) football all day, the real competition on TV has become Punkin Chunkin. But there will be no Punkin Chunkin on TV ...

Rich Quinnell

Making the Grade in Industrial Design
Rich Quinnell
13 comments
As every developer knows, there are the paper specifications for a product design, and then there are the real requirements. The paper specs are dry, bland, and rigidly numeric, making ...

Martin Rowe

Book Review: Controlling Radiated Emissions by Design
Martin Rowe
1 Comment
Controlling Radiated Emissions by Design, Third Edition, by Michel Mardiguian. Contributions by Donald L. Sweeney and Roger Swanberg. List price: $89.99 (e-book), $119 (hardcover).