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The first EE

Who was the first electrical engineer? Thomas Edison, James Clerk Maxwell, William Gilbert? None of the above. Miletus, near Turkey’s west coast, today lies in ruins but it…

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Father of electricity, William Gilbert

William Gilbert, a practicing physician who attended Queen Elizabeth I throughout the last difficult years of her reign, was most noted in his time as a keen astronomical…

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Hauksbee and the generation of static electricity

In 1703 Isaac Newton, recently named president of the Royal Society, wished to revitalize that staid organization of prominent British scientists. To this end, he appointed his lab…

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Thank Stephen Gray for wire and insulators

Stephen Gray, astronomer, instrument maker and electrical experimenter, lived in England from 1666 to 1736. Despite challenges of ill health and intermittent poverty, his systematic investigation of electrical…

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Boolean Algebra and Logic Gates

As first realized, computers were power-hungry, noisy contraptions of clacking gears for performing analog operations, and electromechanical relays capable of cascading digital on-off (true-false) states. Pneumatic and hydraulic…

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Variable Frequency Drives: Viewing the DC Bus

Thursday, September 25, 2014

By David Herres In the field of motion control it’s often necessary to vary the speed of an electric motor and even reverse its direction of rotation. When…

The test center also houses a classroom and lab for training Stark State students in electrical and mechanical engineering as well as alternative energy programs including solar and wind energy, oil and gas, and fuel cells.

Timken and Stark St. College open Technology and Test Center

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

A collaboration between The Timken Co. and Stark State College led to development of the new Technology and Test Center, the first testing facility of its kind to…

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Lion Precision’s Application Note To Improve Shaft Runout Measurement

Thursday, July 11, 2013

To help designers, engineers, and maintenance staff make better shaft runout measurements, Lion Precision has a new application note available on their website. Real-time shaft runout measurement is…

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Digital Design Tips and Tricks with a Mixed Signal Oscilloscope

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

by Faride Akretch, Technical Marketing Manager, Tektronix Use an MSO to efficiently implement digital designs while verifying and debugging signals. As electronic products become faster and more complex,…