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The Right Tools for the Job

I just started my first class on Coursera.1It’s Introduction to Power Electronics from the University of Colorado. The tools my team designs and builds help our customers validate their voltage regulator designs. This class will help me understand a little better what our customers go through. When I attempted the first homework assignment, I pulled out the tools I typically use at work: 0.9mm mechanical pencil, blank photocopier paper, and the calculator on my Android phone.

Nope! That just wasn’t going to cut it.

Off to the office supplies store I went and got the real stuff: 0.5mm mechanical pencil, an eraser in a holder, engineering paper, a D-ring binder, and enough dividers. When I got home, I retrieved my HP calculator.

And although those tools got me through college, it wasn’t going to be enough now. I had to get my reading glasses, too.

Now I’m ready.2And I’m having fun. And I hate to admit it, but I’m working hard. Where are my college buddies so I can relax with a game of hearts? ;) :-)

By Brent Logan

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2 replies on “The Right Tools for the Job”

Haha! It’s nice to know I don’t write my footnotes for nothing. :-D

Hearts sounds like fun, but I prefer the face-to-face variety as opposed to virtual. We need to plan a visit one of these days so we can inspect your architectural and remodeling prowess. :-)

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