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Offline warmbody28

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« on: January 23, 2019, 04:30:43 pm »
is anyone going into engineering or in say electrical engineering. Whats your experience like?

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Re: engineering
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2019, 09:16:23 pm »
is anyone going into engineering or in say electrical engineering. Whats your experience like?
I have a EE degree, and i like the work I did.  I worked in data transmission/communication  and network design.  This brought me into the medical field. And I went back to the university and studied biomedical sciences, and became a medical researcher.

I know several surgeons who started out as EE's!


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« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2019, 09:44:10 pm »
While I am not degreed, I have worked as a computer hardware and software engineer. I loved the profession and I would have done it even if I wasn't getting paid for it. Not everybody feels that way and when it happens, you can see it in other peoples work. They don't put out the extra effort to make the product really special. My advice to you is to try the profession out. I was playing with electricity at age 7 or 8. I was building kits and scratch projects in my teens. Kits are still around and you can learn a good deal with out attending school. Should you have questions where to start, let us know and we can give you a few places where you can purchase things. Use to to be Radio Shack was a good place to go but has they have closed down, hobbies have become a bit more difficult.
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« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2019, 12:06:59 pm »
I also studied electrical engineering, with a focus on telecom.  I've worked for several years in telecom, with networks more recently.  The first trans woman I recall meeting was at work, over 25 years ago, at a telecom company.  I also know one who works a lot with Linux.

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Re: engineering
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2019, 12:32:51 pm »
Thank you for the replies everyone. I have been wondering because I haven't seen much from others talking about how things are in regards to personal experience. Im a nurse right now and I want to make the switch over while im in my early 30s.

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« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2019, 07:17:36 pm »
Im not degreed myself but I fancy myself some electronics work. I've been following Look Mum No Computer on YouTube and Patreon and have REALLY wanted to build my own modular synthesizer.

I have done a few very small scale projects. Adding resistors to my baby's toy because the lights were too bright and, my favorite, soldered an old battery phone to work through the regulator chip on a PSP-1000 battery as it had unfortunately blown out. Those batteries are not cheap and hard to find.

Very easy hobby style stuff so far, working towards that synth!

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« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2019, 10:20:16 am »
I'm an ME and I wouldn't trade my education for all the tea in China. I also love working with electronics and a few years ago I managed to get a ham radio license and recently this year my FAA drone pilots license.

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« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2019, 11:23:33 am »
I have a physics degree. I'm a software engineer. I used to be an embedded software engineer and I dabbled in hardware as well. I knew enough that I could test hardware, diagnose problems and specify solutions for them, and work and understand all the common equipment as well as designing software to run bed-of-nails test harnesses.

It was certainly enjoyable, and I also did courses such as MITx 6.002x (which was a forerunner to the edx MOOC courses organisation). Very difficult and very rewarding! I think edx has become quite expensive now though. :-(
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