Week #5: (12/10-14) Ch. 7, 9 & 10

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Week #5: (12/10-14) Ch. 7, 9 & 10

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This week is the last week of our class and the last week of all day classes here at S.T.C.C. for this semester.
Our Final Exam is Wednesday, 12/20 at 9:05 A.M. - 10:55 A.M. Check here for more information.

Monday (12/10): Finish up Electrical Troubleshooting, starting with some Ammeter Loading Considerations (finishing up the Voltmeter loading topic from Friday, 12/7) and then with some Parallel Circuit fundamentals. Then discuss in Ch. 7 on Solving Mechanical Problems . Since we have discussed Fluid Power systems in previous classes, we will just highlight those topics in Ch. 7.

Wednesday (12/12): Quick discussion of Circuit Breaker Response from Week #3. Finish Chapter 7 on Solving Mechanical Problems. Discuss Chapter 9 on Breakdown Maintenance and begin discussion on Ch. 10 on Planned Maintenance.

3D Printing Industry Tutorial

Friday (12/14): Planned: Demonstration of 3D Printer Operation Electrical, Mechanical, Computer? We'll have a discussion on what skills are needed to maintain, repair, design, build these additive manufacturing units. Additive manufacturing is the general term used for these devices. Finish Ch. 10 on Planned Maintenance and course review. This is the last chapter of the text and this is our last day of the course.

Some End of the Course musings:

An interesting saying attributed to Will Rogers: "Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment."

Mark Twain is credited with saying similar: “Good judgement is the result of experience and experience the result of bad judgement.”

Comedian Steven Wright said: "Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it."

Randy Pausch, a former Professor of Computer Science and author of "The Last Lecture" wrote: “Experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted. And experience is often the most valuable thing you have to offer.”

As technicians, engineers, scientists, we spend our lives learning and gaining experience. We don't always get the right answer the first time. It doesn't mean we didn't learn anything. It means we gained experience to better solve the problem next time. Sometimes discovering something that doesn't work is almost as important as discovering what does. Persistence is the key. Having the drive and willingness to roll up your sleeves and get to work is the key. Thomas A. Edison said: "“We often miss opportunity because it's dressed in overalls and looks like work." Yup, so true. And Mr. Edison also was quoted as saying: "“Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” Keep at it. Gain experience. Learn. You WILL BE successful!!!

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