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April 10, 2012 7:13 PM   Subscribe

The EEV Blog is an "off-the-cuff" video blog that deals with pretty much anything related to Electrical Engineering, known for its very knowledgeable and enthusiastic host.
posted by Evernix (10 comments total) 32 users marked this as a favorite

 
Can't believe this isn't a double. Love Dave and the EEV blog. His passion and excitement about his subject makes his videos really entertaining.
posted by DMan at 7:43 PM on April 10, 2012


EEVBlog is awesome and Dave is the man.

I think his videos are a great mix of practical knowledge with just enough theory. Just earlier today I was watching his capacitor tutorial (Part 1, Part 2) where he completely skips the standard EE-101 stuff and jumps straight into the advantages and disadvantages of different types of real-world capacitor, but later breaks out the whiteboard to explain why it might make sense to put two different types of caps in parallel.

Plus, he's always excited and snarky as hell. Really, if you have any sort of interest in electronics, check out his videos.
posted by jcreigh at 7:56 PM on April 10, 2012


This is great!
posted by TwelveTwo at 9:12 PM on April 10, 2012


This guy is so much fun, He is a lesson in enthusiasm.
I’m suddenly all excited about electronics!
posted by quazichimp at 12:19 AM on April 11, 2012


Ever since my ears adapted to the pitch of his voice, I've found his shows FaanTAastic and BjUutiful!

(I built a RepRap with no prior knowledge of electronics, and some of his tutorials were heaven-sent)
posted by monocultured at 2:11 AM on April 11, 2012


This is great. I understand nothing of electrical engineering, and it was still entertaining.
posted by Admiral Haddock at 7:31 AM on April 11, 2012


Must trying listening to it through a pitch shifter. I love the content and the enthusiasm, but by golly he doesn't half clear out the earwax.
posted by Devonian at 8:02 AM on April 11, 2012


Thanks for this. I hadn't seen it before, mostly cos I don't like getting my info from videos.

I've been in or around electronics for about 44 years, but Dave's enthusiasm gives it a fresh kick. I'll make an exception for these videos.
posted by Artful Codger at 8:14 AM on April 11, 2012


Interesting, so it seems in the US that you use Electrical and Electronic engineering interchangeably? For me in the UK, Electronic Engineering is a distinct sub-field of Electrical Engineering. The Electrical Engineers I have known worked mostly in power distribution and didn't see a circuit board from one day to the next.
posted by Busy Old Fool at 10:12 AM on April 11, 2012


In my experience (albeit very limited: I'm still a student) in the US, I've never heard the term "Electronic Engineering", and I've definitely heard "Electrical Engineering" used to refer to circuit board design and the like, but also power distribution.

So my impression is that in the US, "Electronic Engineering" is rarely used, but "Electrical Engineering" is used ambiguously.
posted by jcreigh at 7:29 AM on April 12, 2012


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