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A very long day (and the “Shad” exercise)

September 29th, 2008 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Today was a very long day… as in, I just got back to my room and haven’t even started my cases for tomorrow!  Ahh!  I guess I can see why some people do cases for an entire week on the weekend.  I should’ve planned ahead a bit more…

Anyway, not going to go into much detail right now, even though there’s so much to talk about!  Let me just show a picture I took a couple hours ago while walking to a meeting…

Dark and Rainy Charles River

Cloudy Day on the Charles

It’s kind of beautiful in it’s own way.  This was right before the sun started to shine… the first 5 minutes of sunlight in the last 4 days!  Anyway, another picture of what are sure to be many, many pictures of the Charles on this blog.

Also wanted to throw up two pictures of a major class project that has been consuming a bit of time lately.  We’re designing an “assembly line” for a manufacturing facility… namely, the construction of some circuit boards within Shad.  The circuit boards are fairly basic — 5 or so stripped wires, two resistors, a capacitor, an IC chip, a couple LEDs, and a buzzer… just enough to provide a few minutes of manufacturing time and output a testable product.  Still, it’s a fascinating exercise.  It’s a great way to experience first-hand all the difficulties (operating and financial decisions) that go into creating a steady-state manufacturing facility.  More to come.  For now, here’s a couple photos of the raw materials:

Shad Raw Materials #1

Shad Raw Materials #1

Shad Raw Materials #2

Shad Raw Materials #2

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