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Content posted in August 2012
The Shortcut That Shorted Out
Sherlock Ohms 
8/30/2012  5 comments
Sometimes the effort to be efficient can lead to problems that keep repeating themselves.
Case of the Data-Corrupting Pocket
Sherlock Ohms 
8/28/2012  34 comments
When transferring data from the control computer to the maintenance computer, you have to be careful how you carry the disk.
Botched Construction Job Leads to Finger Pointing
Sherlock Ohms 
8/21/2012  16 comments
An engineer is accused of poor workmanship after a fire protection system he designed malfunctioned.
The Satellite Station Motors Were Burning Up
Sherlock Ohms 
8/20/2012  7 comments
Out in the desert, the satellite station motors were burning up. It was time to check out the A/C.
CNC Control in Electrically Noisy Environments
Sherlock Ohms 
8/14/2012  14 comments
For $30 and a little searching, one engineer saved his CNC mill from eBay.
Glue Troubles Run Hot & Cold
Sherlock Ohms 
8/13/2012  27 comments
First, it was trouble with the hot glue applicator. Then, the cold glue system started acting up.
Blowing Fuses & Exploding Circuit Panels
Sherlock Ohms 
8/7/2012  28 comments
If the fuse keeps blowing, the problem may not be a power surge.




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