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    1. bw2011

      bw2011 Forum Manager

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      Dear All,

      Like any forum, this one has its team of core members who've been with us for years, and shared a lot of great advice along the way. This thread is dedicated to them.
      I would like to thank them personally for being with us and here's to 10 more years!
      This is the thread for them to tell us about themselves (self-promotion is allowed :p)
      and for us to get to know them better!

      ┌──────────────── •✧✧• ────────────────┐
      -Here's our 2020 Honours List-
      └──────────────── •✧✧• ────────────────┘
      ✩。:*•. EngineeringClicks Experts .•*:。✩
      Dedeech
      GoodCat
      john12
      MSHOfficial
      rafaelherrera
      s.weinberg


      Well known members close to Expert status:
      Dana
      Erich
      K.I.S.S.
      Lochnagar
      maniacal_engineer
      mvalenti
      Paul T
      Pete
      PierArg
      srdfmc

      »»————- ★ ————-««​
       
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    3. s.weinberg

      s.weinberg Well-Known Member EngineeringClicks Expert

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      This is me:

      https://www.linkedin.com/in/stevenweinbergengineer

      I've been fortunate to have had an interesting career, not completely by choice.

      Done a bit of just about everything in the process of making stuff. I design it, build it, qualify it, test it, and set up mass production - and design and build most of the jigs and fixtures used to do it, as well as sourcing stuff, finding and qualifying vendors, programming, setting up and running machines, training personnel, etc.

      My cool cache for my kids was set at one of my earliest companies where I built bomb disposal robots and prototype space rovers. Not quite as cool, I've also done hydraulic system design, heat sinks, solar power, medical, and now work for a company that does a bit of everything. Last major project was a core component of a product that will be a centerpiece in Dubai Expo 2020 (now in 2021) and feature in an installation in Vancouver.

      As is probably abundantly clear to anyone who has spent some time here, I also have a serious case of, "someone is wrong on the internet" syndrome - though it's not as bad as it was a few years back :D

      Now, I'm going to be 'that guy'.

      While I appreciate his contributions, and he's shown himself to be a lovely bloke, who knows how to have a (looooonnnng) civil discussion online, even when things get a bit touchy, I don't know if Paul T should be counted in the same list of experts among names like K.I.S.S, Dana, and Ehrich
       
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    4. Erich

      Erich Well-Known Member

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      Hey all,
      I got a PM from the sys admins that I had been added to an honours list and to c'mon down and give a little acceptance speech.

      First of all I would like to thank Steve W. for the shout out above, next I would like to thank the academy for this honour.
      First off, I am a mechanical engineer by birth. I grew up having more fun taking my toys apart than playing with them. By the time I was 10 I could even get them back together and functional.
      I began my career in engineering working for Hewlett Packard designing XY plotters and later Inkjet printers and cartridges. Designing computer controlled mechanisms, while surrounded by insanely smart coworkers. Heaven! I have also had stints working for medical device companies, small engineering services companies and startups. Along the way I had the chance to work with maniacal_engineer. We both share a love of exposing people who don't believe in the Second Law of Thermodynamics.
      My current gig is working for a DRS Daylight Solutions, a Defense company making products that use Quantum Cascade Lasers. We make both Scientific instruments and products that defend helicopters from heat seeking missiles. Our motto is Protecting with Light. This is a great company with the best corporate culture since I started at HP in the 80's.

      Thanks again for the honour.
       
    5. bw2011

      bw2011 Forum Manager

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      Hi guys,

      Thanks so much for sharing some information about yourselves!

      I've been contacted by one of the people on our Honour list to remind me that he actually done an interview for us back in 2016! Please read it here. I am not sure he wants me to disclose his forum name, so I'll leave it out.

      Actually, this gives me an idea - please let me know what you think about this:
      Would you all be interested in having articles written about you in the same format?

      Please let me know! Such interviews would really help the young decide on the career path and, of course, we'd all like to know more about our people :)

      Thanks!
       
    6. s.weinberg

      s.weinberg Well-Known Member EngineeringClicks Expert

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      I don't want to out him, and this might be pushing it, but I really hope he finishes his safe design series some day. It's probably my favorite article on the site!

      While an interview would stroke my ego, I don't really think it's worth it, in my case. I'm not that interesting :)
       
    7. bw2011

      bw2011 Forum Manager

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      OK, I think we can create a series of anonymous interviews. They will be interesting to our audience, and will give an nice taster of what it's like to be a mechanical engineer to those interested in this career path. I'll be in touch!
      :)
       

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