Thanks for your presentation about LD. Having gotten started with Eiffel OOP a long time ago now and progressing to using LabView after attending both CORE 1 and CORE 2 training over a one week period in 2010. The Modicon Quantum PLC seems to be very easy to program using the provided ProWorx 32 software with the demo limited version.
Someone asked why folks are still using Ladder Diagrams - -again, it's bcause a lot of the folks in the factory floor don't have university degrees -- they are trained on th ejob by existing folks, who were themselves trained in the same way - -plus they don;t know programming or anything - -LDs are a visual map onto what's going on in the real world
@Max - I knew you had a sense of humor, but after watching your suggested video on youtube, I can hardly catch my breath from laughing so hard. That was absolution unreal. Thanks for the reference. That was just great. I'm sending this out to all my buds.
Excellent, Max. Thanks. I think the run-through of LDs (and inclusion of example diagrams) was quite useful for providing the historical context from which modern-day methods for specifying and programming industrial control systems evolved. See you tomorrow!
Anyone know of any basic electronic kits, breadboards, banana leads, etc. that can help a newb guy learn electronics and logics? I'm a gearhead, mechanical-engineering biased History major with a minor in general engineering. I need a sandbox to play in to learn this stuff. Looking at going into design engineering as a business later on. Need the dim-bulb to at least glimmer...Thanks!
I'm only an email away (max@CliveMaxfield.com) -- also I blog on www.Microcontroller.com and act as the editoir for the EE Times Programmable Ligic Designline and Microcontroller Designline websites (go to www.eetimes.com and click on the Design Tab and then select the designline of choice)
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