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Offline Veramacor

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EEVBlog #62 - The Drivetime Experiment
« on: February 17, 2010, 03:14:11 pm »
Pretty cool Dave,

I would have crashed from the distraction of doing two things at once...

There is a game show in the states called 'Cash Cab' based on a NY taxi driver.  He drives people to their destination while asking trivia questions along the way.

He has to fight New York traffic at the same time ask these questions.  What is really amazing about him is that for each show he memorizes all the questions (and their answers) so he can watch the road.

There is a very cool part in this video.   You couldn't have planned it better.   Check out minute 22:00 where you are stopped at a light.  The Australian flag was PERFECTLY framed in the background.  

Good on ya!
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Re: EEVBlog #62 - The Drivetime Experiment
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2010, 02:51:10 am »
Hey, Dave! Maybe you could do an episode taking us on a tour inside Altium. Not the top-secret stuff, of course, but maybe you could hit the highlights and we could meet some of the people you work with from day to day. It's a thought, anyway.
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Re: EEVBlog #62 - The Drivetime Experiment
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2010, 10:03:40 am »
Hey, Dave! Maybe you could do an episode taking us on a tour inside Altium. Not the top-secret stuff, of course, but maybe you could hit the highlights and we could meet some of the people you work with from day to day. It's a thought, anyway.

I too thought something along the same lines. Maybe a "Day in industry", I think this might provide a valuable insight for all us Undergraduates starting in the real world soon!

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Re: EEVBlog #62 - The Drivetime Experiment
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2010, 12:51:28 pm »
Sorry guys, I keep work and the blog deliberately separate for a few reasons.
That's also why there are some subjects I can't really touch in the blog.
 

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Re: EEVBlog #62 - The Drivetime Experiment
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2010, 02:44:47 pm »
Dave,
I like the drive time video, but got me thinking, maybe do like a podcast type blog that is more audio than video so on our drive time we can download audio to an mp3 player to listen to on our drive to work.  I have an average 30 mins to get to work and would rather listen to an audio version of your blog.  Most the time your videos I can just listen to but when you are using an example we have to look at the video.  Because you can not use props while driving in can make a great audio session for us.  just a thought!
Thanks
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Re: EEVBlog #62 - The Drivetime Experiment
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2010, 05:15:31 pm »
As an electonics kinda guy, have you made any in-car gizmos or would your dearest lady complain...? My car's old enough not to have any of the invasive electronics you get on newer cars (limp-home mode etc), so I'm planning to add some circuitry of my own.
 

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Re: EEVBlog #62 - The Drivetime Experiment
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2010, 01:42:05 am »
As an electonics kinda guy, have you made any in-car gizmos or would your dearest lady complain...?

The latter!
I'm not really a car gadget kinda guy anyway.

Dave.
 

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Re: EEVBlog #62 - The Drivetime Experiment
« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2010, 02:24:23 am »
Whatever you want to do with the car, post it in the projects section and someone will be able to help you.  I'm not allowed to touch either of the family cars, but I've worked on engine management and gadgets for amateur racecars for a while.  Full engine management with all the bells and whistles can get complicated and gets more complicated with all the emissions and fuel saving add ons with newer cars, but if you're just pulling data from sensors for your own gadgets it's pretty simple.
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Re: EEVBlog #62 - The Drivetime Experiment
« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2010, 08:57:47 pm »
Sorry guys, I keep work and the blog deliberately separate for a few reasons.
That's also why there are some subjects I can't really touch in the blog.

I can quite understand that I don't think any company will want their premisses in a video all over the web. Where i work we do have quite a few defence contracts and our employer contract does state that any information we have is confidential, its not a critical industry and they don't make a fuss of it as its airconditioning and engine cooling but I certainly do not tell any one the little specific info i may know and I'm almost surprised they are not bothered that I roam the place with my own SLR camera which I take in to use as their idea of a camera for use in a quality department does rather drive me nuts
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