While watching UP one afternoon, I was amazed by the
innocence and ingenuity young Ellie showed at the beginning of the movie. Even
if she is not totally involved in driving and steering the ship, she made a
positive impact on her husband that she left him with wonderful mark. Including
this is the fact that she taught her husband how to do the nifty and tricky
system of ropes and pulleys which was used later on in the movie.
This scene has made me think a lot about how my grandparents
were about during their generation, and how they have made up for the lack of
technology before? Were they able to figure out how things can work without the
help of today’s innovations?
With this in mind, I am amazed by how everything was offered
in a silver platter because today’s innovations has enabled us to at least
figure out how things should work out and we don’t have to invest time and
energy in discovering things.
This is the reason why there are people who takes pleasure
in working in a manufacturing field. A group of people can be composed of
designers and engineers that makes things possible and brings difference to the
lives of other people. Their ideas are being utilized for the betterment of the
society. They are the group of people with new ideas and options for
improvements. Engineers can take ideas together with available materials to
make things and engineering projects happen. Whether it is theft retrieval
systems, cars running on bio-fuel and cancer research, they can just follow
their ideas and they will be able to create products that can bring positive
changes on the world.
Even if the project fails, they will still add ideas to the
things that does not work and it opens up to new options available.
This is the same case with other enclosure manufacturing
companies. Their design engineers are continuously working on the products that
will be released. Even with a wide variety of over 1400 styles and options,
they are always open to expanding their current product line.
One of the options of the end users is to make a request
about the way their enclosures should be worn – for instance, attached to a
belt. There are enclosure series that are made handheld and they have optional
rubber silicon boot for easier attachment. These molds are directly attached to
the belt loop. This gives provisions for the enclosure to be worn on any kind
of way that belts attach together – tool belt, clothing, shoulder strap, etc.
The belt loop is being improved and reinforced to give protection to the boot
from further damage and tearing that can be caused by continued use.
continue to come up with different use and innovations to make enclosures
improved and better than before.
There are ladies that are not ready to be called and
perceived as a “girlie” girl. They have the tendency to exemplify the
disgracing attitude of a drunk three legged bull making them not ready for
sports. Boys can have the tendency to teach women about the rules, stats, and
terminology of nearly every sport imaginable on the planet. Just by watching
the episode of a sports commentary show – the commentators will discuss about
the recent boxing match that just happened. The new terms that one can get are
TKO (technical knock out.) It is easy to figure this out but it is not common
to know the T in TKO. Because it is more common to hear KO in these scenarios.
So imagine if someone who are well versed in technology
heard about the knockouts in enclosures. Obviously, it is not the same TKO or
knock out in boxing however, the concept is quite similar when it comes to
enclosures. A customer was looking for two different versions of a same case.
The other versions should have one hole on the left while the other should have
one on the right. In effort to be cost-efficient, the customer is looking for a
way to produce one version in larger batches rather than just producing
enclosures in two small batches. In order for them to do this, they should look
for a way on how to only have one hole showing at a time.
To be able to do this, there is an option to make a machine
knockout on the enclosure to make a thru-hole. The knockout should be
essentially look like a round hole except that there are 2 small webs of
plastic material that can hold the plastic slug in the hole. If the end users
want to use the hole, they should simply break the webs of material to be able
to remove the slug. This is what they call knocking out the material.
In other terms, companies can use machines that makes both
holes as thru-holes and they can just simply cover the un-needed hole. There
are enclosure manufacturing companies that does not carry products that cover
or plug holes. There are different companies offering that type of products. Just
by searching on Google, one can easily find a cover or plug holes for the
Just recently, I instantly decided to get rid of my unneeded
furniture placed in the basement. It was already old, out of style and it so
happens that my cats are living down in the basement. The furniture was
completely covered in my cat’s fur because my two white cats loves to sit on
the (then blue) white couch. Anyone who will see my furniture will tell me that
it looks completely gross. And it is.
And because of presence of fleas, I decided to move the
chairs by myself. I cannot wait for my boyfriend to arrive even if he is just
20 minutes away from my house. I almost got near the carpet but for once I
decided to drag it upstairs. I just don’t have the energy to turn it to then
haul it out open to the door.
When I carefully looked at the chair, I hefted the back of
the chair onto the stair to make it leveled up to the front end whilst stepping
up to the next level of the stairs. I said to myself, “one step at time.” I
just patiently keeps on repeating this mantra as I slowly inch my way up to the
stairs just balancing the two legs of the chair. When I finally got to the
landing of the chair, I had to make the turn. I just hefted the back left leg
of the chair onto the landing platform just in front of the right leg on the
front end. While the chair is recently balanced like this on opposing legs, I
just have to push it all the way to make a safe landing.
With this in mind, why should my impatience about furniture
hauling matter? This is because without the ability to balance the chair on two
opposing legs, I should have not succeeded. I recently got this idea from an
enclosure making company that just launched their hand-held plastic enclosures.
The unique enclosure design shows how it sandwiches a PCB between two screw
There are customers who have asked how this works and they
show a doubtful face that says “How does this keep the board from flexing?” The
place of the board on the enclosure, then insert (and tighten) the screws into
the screw holes on the enclosure. Which is now threaded unto the screw towers.
This is primarily because the enclosure is so slim, that it leaves no room for
the board to easily flex or twist like that inside the enclosure.
The screws can easily hold down the opposing corners of the
PCB board. Thus making it just level and stable once the enclosure is
successfully screwed together. This also allows the end user to use the space
that surrounds the PCB without the need for the mounting attachments of bosses
made in most sizes. However, because of the extra length of the KT-70, the
mounting bosses are finally included for the additional stability.