Friday, July 17, 2009

Done But Not The End

Hello everyone, my projects and assignments are all done, presented and handed up. Finally everything is over. What a tough week before this. Today we went to class and passed up our final and toughest project. I like this project a lot, but this project is sometimes frustrating. We were needed to make a capacitor and inductor. One group consists of 2 members but my friends and I combined together to produce 3 capacitors, 3 inductors and 3 reports. It all begin 3 weeks back when we went hunting for materials. We bought one aluminium plate, plastic, nails and copper. Then nothing can be produced. We went hunting again and again for few days in that 2 weeks. Finally we came back with all the materials and then we started doing experiments on the components. The whole class was using one same design and concept, so we decided to do something different, but end up nothing, value obtained was stable but too small. *Sigh*. WE did our experiments until yesterday, when we had no time, we decided to change to do what everyone is doing. The easiest way. So we started our work yesterday. Actually no point starting so early as the value will run everyday. So we did a last minute built yesterday and started working from 2++pm till we finished everything at 2++am. We worked for 12 hours straight. Everyone was so tired and mentally exhausted. Almost everyone was late for class today. I thought I was late when I reached at 8++ there were only 3 of us. Haha, I guess everyone was working round the clock yesterday night. This is not called last minute work. It's just that we had to modify the components every now and then to get the exact value. But somehow nobody gets the exact value.
Measured value yesterday night was nice, but today, it turned, because of movement of air, change in temperature and stiffness of the materials.

This was when we were starting out project, I forgot to take the mess of the table after work, was too tired already. =)

This is my inductor, we drew a cartoon on it this morning before passing it up for testing just for fun, other groups were just plain masking tapes. Haha
One of the smallest inductor in the class =P

This is my capacitor. Smallest capacitor in the class =P

The value for inductor needed was 100mH(value is not as small as you think it is. It takes approximately 1800 rounds of copper around the ferrite core) and capacitor was 5nF

Through this project, we failed many many times but at the end of the day we enjoyed very much. Lot's of jokes and laughters during the process, failure is not something bad too as Thomas Edison quote, "I have not failed 1,000 times. I have successfully discovered 1,000 ways to NOT make a light bulb."

This project has been fun. Looking forward to build more of other things in the future semesters. E&E Engineering is really a tough course. Tough in both practical and theory.
Next coming up after this is band comp on 24th, and final exams which is 3 weeks from now. TONIGHT??? Going out for movies with friends :) CHAOZZZ......

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