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Sensors and Transmitters Real World Interface

I just got a letter from a US firm enquiringly about my transmitters. It read something like …

“…..Mini RTD Pt100 Three Wire Transmitter is commercially available? We may be interested in both the 100 ohm RTD input as well as the 1K ohm RTD input types”

I do not respond to product enquiries as i do not “Make” anymore. But, this letter is about a design of mine that is published in my pages. It is a low cost transmitter anybody can build. Study my Elex Quna where some such letters are published. I may now reply only mail that stimulates me, and appears genuine enough. If you are an engineer in the US, try making these, a better way possibly, and serve people using online stores. Online shops should offer Cards, Cheque and Cash-On-Delivery to enable all types of customers. Items in a store must reach clients, inside 7 days. Other products should be cataloged with prices, outside store application.

Small manufacturers have to get their profile and products across. Just building a site is not enough, you need to advertise. People search for solutions, by proper advertising you can get tuned/filtered visitors to your website. These people were looking for solutions and you are looking for customers.

Other “promotional techniques” get you a lot of visitors. Even “ranking high in search results” gets you “Visitors”. This traffic is like Kids looking for Chip-n-Dale landing in a Vertical Niche Product Catalog for Steam Turbines. This will just build bandwidth cost for you, but you will have a nice feeling you are getting Visitors. This may even make your site slow for the rare real visitors, who want to buy your products/services. So think smart, nothing comes easy, lot of hard (straight) work.

I suggest start with Google’s Small Business Network and a nice Blog. Try WordPress or Blogger.

Mechatronics a Montage of All Engineering

I once knew a dogbert, i will not name him. Yet his words resonated as true again and again. Once when someone asked him .. “Where the highest value can be created, in an engineered product?”. He reveled a profound secret, that is only discussed in whispers in the backrooms of high-tech upstarts. I will attempt to phrase it in a more concise manner.

“When the raw materials transform into an Engineered product, the highest engineering value is both in the manufacturing process machinery and the manufactured product; If and only if, that product has mechanical, electrical, electronic and computing elements in its composition.” – This was Mechatronics?

In essence it appeared to be a CNC machine, but not exactly, CNC too and much more. Robotics is a pinnacle of this collage. Then an Intelligent Embedded Control System with sensors, switches, tachos, drives and motor a part of Mechatronics. Looks like control engineering, a sub-section of mechatronics too. Control engineering is also an independent science. Can’t leave out Intelligent machinery and Complex Gadgets.

Without chemical, component and materials engineering all the above cannot materialize. They create the inputs and technologies to the systems above.

Finally two examples for Mechatronic Marvels – One the Lone Martian called Rover (like Wall-E) and the Ultra Busy HardDisk HDD in your own Computer.

Mechatronics a Montage of All Engineering

Related Sciences

Systems Engineering – Managing and Integrating a Large Engineered System Solution. Includes Process, Project, Time, Work-flow, Co-ordination and Communication. (Means .. many Crimson Ties and a lot of Meetings ;-)

Mems – Micro, Electronic/Electrical, Mechanical Systems. Start Reading in detail about it, but never skip Lunch. –

  1. Mechatronics Tutorial Information
  2. Mechatronics – National Instruments
  3. Mechatronics Resources
  4. Mechatronic Tips
  5. Mechatronics – Sun Equipment Corporation
  6. Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics
  7. University of Wisconsin – Madison : Mechatronics Lab

Chris Gammell – Analog Design Notes

An analog electrical engineer from Cleveland, OH. Writes Reviews on Semiconductors and Articles on Enginnering in his Tech Blog.

Chris Gammell – Analog Design Notes

Consult Chris Gammell for your Product Design.

Analog circuit design, including signal conditioning, amplification, control loops, input protection and power circuitry. Digital hardware design for your embedded project.

Interface – @Chris_Gammell

Karnaugh Map Minimizer – Refactoring Code

A tool for developers of small digital devices and radio amateurs, for those who is familiar with Boolean algebra and Karnaugh Map optimization method, best suits for electrical engineering students.

Karnaugh Minimizer - Refactoring Code

Karnaugh Minimizer – Refactoring Code

  • Draws 2 – 8 variable Karnaugh Maps
  • Quine Mc Cluskey minimization
  • Convert boolean to VHDL / Verilog
  • Simplifies boolean expressions

“The Karnaugh map was invented by Maurice Karnaugh, a telecommunications engineer at Bell Labs, in 1950., same year that Charles M. Schulz published his first Peanuts comic.”Karnaugh Map Minimizer

This program sports some of the most amazing features in Karnaugh map minimizing sofware known to modern man, like solving up to 8 variable maps, solution highlighting, input form a truth table or directly on the map, displaying cell adresses.

Karnaugh Map Minimizer is free (GPL) software for minimizing boolean functions using the graphic method of Karnaugh maps.

Wiley InterScience – Technical Content

Introduced in 1997 and launched commercially in January 1999, Wiley InterScience is a leading international resource for quality content promoting discovery across the spectrum of scientific, technical, medical and professional endeavors.

Wiley InterScience – Technical Content

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CrossRef – Connect users to primary research content, by enabling publishers to work collectively.

Anwheel Methods – Mechanical and Mechatronics

Mechanical Engineering, Robotics, Mechatronics. Manufacturing Technologies and Engineering Materials.

Anwheel Methods – Mechanical and Mechatronics

At last a found the right way to use my Anwheel.com domain. It started as a home for tuned search, then news. Now it comes into the Engineering Domain. Revolving around Electronics Technologies.

From Anwheel Methods – Mechanical, Robotics, Mechatronics

This now will be a permanent home for Mechanical related resources as seen by an Electronics Engineer who has Mechanical Shop experience. I do not use any machines or special tools anymore.