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Yes, and if you are a high caliber presenter, you would also know your target audience.
"the debugger doesn't tell me anything because this code compiles just fine" - random QA comment
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"I don't drink any more... then again, I don't drink any less." - Mike Mullikins uncle
If you rifled through your company documentation guidelines you would probably find I am bang on target. It was probably added to the policy over a weekend - making it a Saturday night special. Note that it is in the 2nd amendment of the documentation.
(Sorry if this post has triggered anyone. (Well - not really!))
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Here is a very cool white-paper written by students at Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
It's done so well that I am impressed with the entire institute even though I've never heard of it before. https://web.wpi.edu/Pubs/E-project/Available/E-project-090208-113049/unrestricted/MQPFinalReport.pdf^ Summary
It's a great narrative of a group of students who undertook the challenge of building a guitar effects pedal which includes a 10-band equalizer and distortion unit. Numerous Great Parts to the White-Paper
1. Very nice explanations of fundamental concepts (see 1st quote below for my favorite example.)
2. Reverse engineering of numerous effects pedals currently on the market.
3. Complete schematics for those pedals (and the students' final project).
4. Very nice illustrations including pictures and charts, etc.
5. Comparative analysis of the effects pedals.
6. Lessons learned notes
white-paper: how the basic system works - NICE!
Guitar signals are created by metal strings of specific tensions being picked causing them to oscillate, which induces an electric field in the inductive magnetic coils of the guitar, called pickups. The electric field induces a sinusoidal current in the coils of wire around the pickups, which travels through the coiled wire inside the pickups through a network of volume and tone potentiometers and out the output jack of the electric guitar. From there it is approximately between 140mV and 1.4V in amplitude, and changes frequency depending on fundamental frequencies of the notes played and their accompanying harmonics. This signal flows through a
guitar cable to a series of signal processing circuitry and then is sent through the speakers of a guitar amplifier.
white-paper: summary of lessons
The task undertaken of building a distortion pedal with a ten band equalizer, with functionality comparable to existing pedals on the market today is one that is undertaken by teams of specialized and experienced engineers, with resources far exceeding that available to our group as students. A WPI education provides the foundations for continued learning through practice in the workplace. This project represents our abilities and our research to this point, and serves as the culmination of our education and our transition from students to engineers.
Knowledge necessary to build a functioning and marketable distortion pedal is not contained in any lecture or textbook.