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Old 12-04-2012, 01:00 PM   #941
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I'm one. Not just in degree, but I actually design electronic devices, mostly medical. Schematic design, PCB layout, firmware, soldering, debugging. I have a 1-man consulting company. I know there are others here.

I just finished the board layout for a really cool O2 sensor tonight. It will measure the O2 concentration using light. I bounce red light off a tablet that contains a powder that fluoresces. There is a very small time lag (nanoseconds) between when the red light hits the tablet and when it floresces. I blast the tablet with a high-frequency sine wave then use FFT (fast fourier transform) to measure the lag in response. This lag is proportional to the amount of O2 where the tablet is.

The cool thing is that it can be used in liquid, so works with beer! Once I get it working I'll watch the O2 deplete in my carboy during fermentation. Can't wait.
do it for co2, put a zigbee radio on it, make it cost $20, and i'll make you a million dollars.
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Old 12-04-2012, 01:02 PM   #942
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Former Combat Engineer/Sapper (ARMY), Degree in Aviation, .. currently roasting Coffee!
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Old 12-04-2012, 01:08 PM   #943
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BS Chemical Engineering - Purdue 92
BS Chemistry - Purdue 92

Profession - Process Engineer

I also like to cook.
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Old 12-04-2012, 01:09 PM   #944
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No, 40% THINK they are engineers. The real figure would be a lot lower.
I finally understand all the complicated brew rigs on here. That's why they need all the lights and buttons.
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Old 12-04-2012, 02:06 PM   #945
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EE 2012 from Bucknell University, but I do IT Consulting and only use EE stuff at home (Starting my fermentation chamber build soon)

I also enjoy cooking.


Any updates on that Venn Diagram?
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Old 12-04-2012, 02:11 PM   #946
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Currently working at ASML. And brewing a metric ****-ton.
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Old 12-04-2012, 03:22 PM   #947
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No, 40% THINK they are engineers. The real figure would be a lot lower.
Aw man...I guess we better knock down the pyramids, Great Wall of China, most of Rome, etc since they weren't designed by engineers...
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Old 12-04-2012, 03:47 PM   #948
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the best part of this thread was when a non-engineer tried to tell everyone what it meant to be an engineer, and then tried to link them to surveying, for some random ridiculous reason.
No, never tried to link surveyors and engineers. Different jobs entirely. Different skill sets and different liabilities also.
Simply explaining what an actual engineer is and what the governing agencies are.

If they use the term "engineer" on the end of a job description, it doesn't make you one. I suspect that 80 percent of the people that report as being engineers in this survey are not engineers.
I also suspect that you would be one of the ones that think of yourself as an engineer ( for whatever reason ) judging by your being offended by the actual definition of engineer.
Go to your state's department of licensing website and look of the code ( law ) that defines what an engineer is. It's there. Compare it to any other state and the definition will be very close to the same.

I would never have any desire to be an engineer. Not my thing.
I like what I do much better, even if the pay grade for an engineer is typically higher.
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Old 12-04-2012, 03:56 PM   #949
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you are seriously confusing "professional engineer" with "engineer".
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Old 12-04-2012, 03:57 PM   #950
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You're confusing the description of an engineer and a professional engineer. Being licensed is not what makes you an engineer and the department of state does not define professions. If you're interested in educating yourself about the field of engineering I suggest you look into some professional societies such as ASME, IEEE, or ASCE. The professional societies are a more appropriate source of information regarding the career fields they encompass.

For the record, i agree that the your job title is not what makes you an engineer.
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