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These included but are not limited to:
- In-person access to world-renown professors who are experts in their field (and often have other valuable experience as well)
- The Electronics Service Shop at UIUC
- 3D printing at one of many on-campus or off-campus labs
- Lab access to power supplies, function generators, oscilloscopes, and more…man I miss this.
- Tech talks and seminars
- Access to corporate recruitment and technical help
I could contact companies for samples citing that I am a student, reach out to professors across the entire campus for aid, and be in close proximity to other students makers and tinkerers that had their own experience to share. I guess this is a good time to say that I miss those fellow students and friends.
As a student I was able to come up with an idea, implement it in senior design, and get it funded via a student venture grant (more than once!). Now, I have to be extra resourceful or just pay for things myself.
Now that I am out, I plan on publishing a few technical posts to share some things that I have been learning to give back to the pool of resources I had access to. Who knows how comprehensive or helpful it really will be, or if anyone will find it useful. I do this to also document some of the steps I am taking in my personal growth, and what better way to do it than in a medium that could be useful to someone else?!
Ideas and/or upcoming resources:
- Using an oscilloscope
- Sampling modes
- Sample interpolation
- Using multiple scopes at the same time
- 10x Probes vs 1x probes
- Field effects probes
- Antenna affects on testing wires (eg. 60Hz noise)
- Calibrating probes
- Slew rate
- Gain Bandwidth Product
- Common circuits/configurations
- Mu Metals
I don’t want to create some tutorial blog, or come up with content for the sake of the blog. Rather, I want to share what I have been learning (more advanced topics) or realizing I wish I already knew as a student (basic topics).
No promises on the timing of these, or if I will complete even the list above, but I’ll try! While you wait, check out my friend Brady’s blog. It will/does go into much better technical content.