Apart from being the name of the most awesome chanel in Youtube, this is what can happen if left to my own devices without supervision:
In a post-apocalyptic world, when all knowledge is lost, if I ever arrive to an abandoned SMT lab, I can always make survival tools to puzzle everyone who finds my corpse.
There are times I just…well…have to have fun at work. XD
You know a job is fun, when the SO8 chips have an orgy at the vibratory feeder:
Nope, vibratory feeders are not that great. Especially with short chips, wich have the bad habit of flipping in the seat and then get pushed to the wall by the whole chip column (80+ chips).
Here’s how it looks like on the inspection-cam:
Yes, that’s as good as it gets on the small viewport. (keep in mind that machine has 20+ years). At one point I’m going to fiddle with the camera options to get a clearer picture, if possible.
As of the Machinist posts, I am really enjoying this job, altough it has odd working hours, (at least the first six months, I have been told). The good points is that it’s not as boring as some people tried to sell it to me, or at least I don’t find it boring. The bad points is that I have sort-of a coworker, wich altough not being near a pain in the ass as Dumbassy’s, it has the bad habit of lying to me in some sort of trying-to-impress way. He also learns quite slowly (he’s 20+ years older than me) wich gets to my nerves…but that’s life for you.
As for documenting, I haven’t found my go-pro mounts yet, but don’t worry, you haven’t missed anything especially interesting.
Also, my boss let’s me play around, so, can’t complain in that area. I don’t doubt he will allow me to assemble my own boards too. (in my own time, I mean)
I can (hardly) live with that, at least for now.
Well, there’s your problem:
Found in random box while moving out the new/old pick and place machines.
This year’s Eurosteamcon is just in front of us. I’m doing tons of things for it, including production and cosplay. Here’s a sample of what is coming:
I’ll have a stand where I’ll be selling various things, like gear drawing rulers, Penny farthing earrings, and so on…
Beautiful, beautiful control panels…
Not understanding why?
Here, take a look at the stuff wich nightmares are made of:
So, what is this? It’s a “finger” control board (half of it, I’m afraid I didn’t pic the second unit). And what is a “finger”? it’s the ramp you use in airports to directly acces the planes from the boarding gate.
And why on earth did I broke open pandora’s box?
SQ29 was rattling in it’s hole, breaking a cable (after some years, since we don’t use this very much). Also, Km19 had it’s steam broken more than eight years ago, and since I had to repair something, I managed to angrily convince the manager to allow me to repair both. (he dared to try NOT allowing me to repair KM19).
Not much else to say, it’s just cables and tons of connectors to test a relay board.
Just couldn’t resist:
Had to do these many board carriers (48, @53mm height each) and once I was unable to continue piling up the first tower, I had this urge to, once I finished all the carriers, assemble a tower with all of them.
Unfortunately, I had to do it very quickly to not get caught IN the act, so the tower fell apart long before the full effect of being seen by my manager was not achieved.