Electronic Engineer's Bible

If your a EE, EET or just a electronic hobbyist you must have a circuit encyclopedia. It's a great resource to have handy for quick and easy to build circuits. Whether you want something specific or just ideas it's a great book to keep on your bench. You can find the latest volume on Amazon here.



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Sticky Tape Emits X-Rays!!!

I'm sure by now most of you have come across what seems to be a scientific phenomenon. Sticky Tape can actually create x-rays when unrolled inside a vacuum. I found this absolutely incredible. Listen to my two cents on the discovery.



If you haven't seen the orginal video on nature.com here is the original that has caused all the buzz.

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Electrical vs. Electronic Engineering

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First off, Check out The Malloys above at http://www.themalloysonline.com/

Occasionally, I will find questions on other forums about various topics sometimes technology or science related questions, and sometimes question about a careers in engineering. One recent question I encountered was asked by a young student on a Facebook group. He was trying to find out what electronic engineers and electrical engineers do. So when I have questions I of course like all of you, twitter them.

  • Question??? Can someone describe to me their understanding of the difference between an electrical engineer and an electronics engineer.

Here are some of the responses below.

  • doesn't one build things on more of a board level and one play with cables?
  • Simple: electrical => power; electronic => digital
  • Best way to say is that Electronics Eng deals with intelligent systems.
  • Actually, by "intelligent" I mean pretty much anything that involves integrated circuits, whereas electrical is more power stuff.
  • Electrical = high power, electronics = low power. It's just that the knowledge required to do them is almost identical these days.
  • Actually I think electrical = power, electronics = signals is a better definition. RF transmitters can be very high powered.
  • I'm an Electronics and Communications Engineering student. Electrical focuses on voltages, power, currents, transformers, etc.
  • Electronics focuses more on devices like ICs, circuits, switches, diodes, computers, gates, digital devices, circuit design, etc

My favorite one from a personal friend.

  • One makes more money! An electronics Engineer deals basically with Electronics, and an Electrical Engineer deals with ANYthing Electrical..And electronics is more hands on...

A great array of responses, no? I personally think they're all correct in some way. I'd like to throw my two cents in and sort of provide an overview of what I've learned from the responses gathered from the twitter and other forums on the internet.

Electrical Engineers deal with the transportation of energy and electronic engineers deal with the transportation of information. If your planning on going to school to be either one you will most likely be taking the same type of fundamental course work. Later, into your junior and senior years is where the course work will begin to become much more specific and students of either major will be begin to branch off into either field.

Way to go twitter for again providing fun and intelligent conversation. Having a twitter community is wonderful, a hardy thank you to all the followers making it possible.

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Rant About Technology Assumptions



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