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Re: Good post, small problem
Tweet   3/27/2014 11:21:49 AM
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Maybe there is an app for journalists-in-training?

William K.
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Re: Engineering softwre application programs.
William K.   8/27/2013 8:54:27 PM
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Analog Bill, On the factory floor a laptop with a 14 inch monitor should be good enough, along with one of those nasty touchpads. On the floor we are hoping to find a circuit and wire number, or examine a ladder logic rung or two, or set up a motor controller. No, I couldn't do it t all with the 2 inch screen, unless I had my magnifiers on. And folks laugh at me for that! The whole thing sounds like a marketing type concept, based on an analysis of the situations that never exist except in adventure shows on television. Those of us who are closer to reality understahnd what is involved, those separated from reality will never have a clue.

And I don't hink that I have ever written ladder code with a full sized keyboard, although the AB programmer was close.

Analog Bill
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Re: Engineering softwre application programs.
Analog Bill   8/27/2013 12:34:51 PM
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I'm with you William K!  I get aggravated just trying to view a website a tiny screen. It seems unimaginable to be scrolling around in a large schematic trying to get any useful work done. I've been an analog circuit designer for over 40 years ... my eyesight isn't razor sharp and my fingers are big. IMHO, most of the attraction of such "apps" is the gee-whiz factor ... oh, now called "coolness factor". It all sounds good, but is it really useful?  And do you really need a circuit analysis program on a factory floor?  Sorry, I'll take my full-size keyboard, track-ball, and 24" monitor!

Debera Harward
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Re: Engineering softwre application programs.
Debera Harward   8/23/2013 5:54:50 PM
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Cabe, I totally agree with you this is technology world and technology is moving very fast being an engineer i myself donot carry my system or laptop every where  i use my smart phone i have apps downloaded and its really very easy . New generation usually uses these smartphones or tablets and likewise technologies more than the systems because they consider tehm easy to use .Obviously one has to use these technologies carefully but every produt has its features and specification . It is not correct to say that we cant use such technology everywhere .

RogerD
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Actually useful?
RogerD   8/23/2013 11:25:17 AM
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Just curious, I realize the very simple circuit shown is just an example, but I have to wonder if such a small platform could support a more typical simulation with maybe 50 or so active and passive components, and whether complex device models can even be added. Put bluntly, is this really just a toy?

Cabe Atwell
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Re: Engineering Apps
Cabe Atwell   4/22/2013 6:13:37 PM
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Elitsio,

I saw that calculator.

Calculators are such a take for granted tool that I overlooked it. I will add it to the next post. Thanks!

C

Elitsio
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Re: Engineering Apps
Elitsio   4/21/2013 4:36:41 PM
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Check out Engineering Calculator as well. It's the redesign of the scientific calculator for engineers. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/engineering-calculator/id569968171?ls=1&mt=8

Elitsio
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Re: Engineering Apps
Elitsio   4/21/2013 4:32:25 PM
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Check out Engineering Calculator as well. It's the redesign of the scientific calculator for engineers.

Cabe Atwell
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Re: A few more
Cabe Atwell   4/18/2013 8:02:57 PM
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Adam,

Thanks for the app links.

There will be an ongoing thread on apps.

C

Aeroengineer1
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A few more
Aeroengineer1   4/11/2013 9:12:59 PM
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A few more apps for the Android phones.

-Electrodroid

-Graph89 Free

-Octave

-RTA Analyzer

-Seismograph (yes I have actually used this in troubleshooting a system)

 

Adam

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