Cool Cap Engineer

Engineering by an anime nerd


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PSA- The Disappearance of CoolCapEngineer

It’s been a long time since I posted on this blog. The reason for the disappearance of posts was the fact that I came to a realization that my past job was making me miserable and needed to obtain a new job. Let me explain what happened.

If you’re a regular visitor on the blog, then you might be familiar with the fact that I worked as a Junior Project Engineer in Woodstock, NY. However, the job was not as amazing and career advancing  I expected it to be. The environment was unnecessarily stressful as my supervisor and my co-workers made things very unpleasant for me. My supervisor would verbally abuse me for the way I completed my assignment despite the fact I finished the tasks in a timely manner.  Some of my older co-workers would demean me for making small mistakes- e.g. mixing up which electrical component leads or lags for current during conversations.  It was to a point where there were accounts of racism – a topic which I honesty try to avoid as much as possible- was mixed in the verbal abuse. So from January till mid-February, I spent my time looking and applying for new jobs.

Despite the stressful situation, I managed to obtain an associate design engineer job near Boston, Massachusetts- a location which I always dreamt of living even before obtaining my previous job. Thus I will begin working for this company during the first week of March and began the moving process.

So what does this mean for new posts? Unfortunately, I will not post any new articles until the start of the summer.  Although I could start posting new articles in April, or when I’m fully acclimated with my new job and living location, I see this as an opportunity to drastically improve this blog including a new look, new articles, a chance to show the small lab I’m trying to setup in my new apartment and a new V-blog category.

As for my Arduino brushed motor controller project, I have not forgotten about it and will resume working on before the blog starts.

Despite my hiatus, my Twitter page will still be active. Be sure to check it out when you get the chance as I keep up with power electronics, microcontroller, Kickstarter, and cool electrical engineering projects. Until then, I hope you guys have a wonderful day and see you during the summer!


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PSA: Kept You Waiting, Huh?

Yah…it’s been quite a long time since my last post. A lot has happened since June: I graduated from RPI, moved to Kingston, NY, and started working at a company with a focus with motor control circuitry and power electronics, which I honestly did not expect. But enough about my long hiatus, now it’s time to talk about new blog updates, and when you guys can start seeing new posts.

First things, first: projects. I cannot believe I’m saying this, but my face tracker project will have to be cancelled, due to my lack of Open CV coding knowledge. I feel embarrassed cancelling this project, since this is the third project I will cancel on this blog. HOWEVER, I am working on a power electronics project, which is 70% finished (I just need to buy some parts and to test the project).  I will talk about this power electronics project on the blog very soon.

Second thing: categories. Now that I’ve been given a stellar electrical engineering education, I will be writing basic electronic posts. These posts will not only give you a premier on basic electronic parts, but more in-depth topics to consider.  Although I talked about the PIC18F here on the blog, I was introduced to the dsPIC30F family of microcontrollers quite some time ago. In other words, I will no longer be writing microcontroller tutorials on the PIC18F but rather on the dsPIC30F.

So when can you guys start seeing new posts? Right now, I am devising several new posts as we speak. I would say December 2nd. I will publish new posts once a week so that way it will not affect work life.

If you guys still want to hear what I’ve been doing, then visit my Twitter page. Here I will be posting some cool engineering projects I’ve found, as well as the projects I’m currently working on. Again, I apologize for the long hiatus, and expect some new content soon!