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    Mrbi reacted to zeke in Does anyone work as an embedded engineer?   
    I have always wanted to be an embedded systems engineer. I got my tech diploma first, worked as a board level troubleshooter/repair then I went back to university and got my EE degree. I have since worked for others and now I work for myself.
     
    What I realize from all of that experience is that the definition of Embedded Engineer is inside your head and heart. If you want to do it then it doesn't matter how much training you have or who you work for. If the thought of doing all of this EE like stuff consumes your thoughts, emotions and spare time then you are an Embedded Engineer.
     
    The "world" needs definitions and metrics to measure economic compensation and progress therefore you will be judged by the academic accolades behind your name. It's a fact of life. Don't let that get you down. There are some hurdles worth climbing over. Like strategically getting that degree or diploma that let's you pass the gatekeepers (HR department).
     
    Concerning the work itself, nothing is impossible to accomplish when you have knowledge, skills and abilities. You can learn the unknowns. You can practice the skills. If you don't have the abilities then you are screwed. 
     
    An example of an (dis)ability would be color blindness. If you cannot distinguish all the colors of the resistor codes then you are at a disadvantage.  If you cannot see with your eyes then you cannot code very fluidly. If you cannot hold your hand steady then you cannot hand place 0603 resistors very easily. If you do not believe in yourself then you will be gripped by fear and never take a risk to achieve your goals.
     
    I have been working in this electronics industry since 1988. I am constantly learning. I am constantly being judged by the work of my hands and my mind by peers, employers and, now, clients. I could create a very large list of important knowledge, skills and abilities that I consider as prerequisites to succeed in the electronics industry. That list would be only for me though. Your list will be different.
     
    I came across a speech by Arnold Schwarzenegger this week on youtube. I took notes since the speech is 25 minutes long unedited. Here is the sensationalized TL;DR version. Here's what I wrote down:
     
    1. Trust yourself:
    - What do you want to be?
    - What makes you happy?
     
    2. Break the rules
    - Don't follow society's rules and traditions blindly
     
    3. Don't be afraid to fail
    - Do NOT be paralyzed by fear or you will never make a decision
     
    4. Don't listen to the Naysayers
    - IT CAN BE DONE
     
    5. Work your butt off!
    - Leave no stone unturned aka: Network! Network! Network!
    - No pain No gain
    - There is no way around hard work
    (This next one is my favorite)
    - You cannot climb the ladder of success with your hands in your pockets!
     
    6. Give back
    - You have to help others around you
    - Pay it forward, Pay it back
    - Be generous to and with others
     
    In my opinion, YES, you can do it! You can be the Embedded Engineer that you see in your mind. You can make bluetooth peripherals work. You can do everything that you set your mind to do.
     
    Yes, it will be hard work learning how something works.
    Yes, it will be challenging learning how to craft code.
    Yes, you will have to ask for help.
    Yes, you will have obstacles.
    Yes, you will overcome them.
    Yes, you will succeed.
     
    Jack Ganssle did it. So can you.
     
     
     
     
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    Mrbi reacted to juani_c in how to speed up Energia?   
    I had a couple of bluetooth com port, first I disabled them and then uninstalled them. Now It seems to run a little bit faster but It's far from optimum. Also updated Java but It was the same.
    I downladed the Energia Enhanced Release for Windows and that one seems to work OK.
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    Mrbi got a reaction from juani_c in how to speed up Energia?   
    I had this problem and solved it by disabling other com ports that not in use at the moment. I've found out that bluetooth dongle com port should be disable while not connected to usb.
    I guess energia refresh or check the available com ports all the time.
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    Mrbi got a reaction from spirilis in how to speed up Energia?   
    I had this problem and solved it by disabling other com ports that not in use at the moment. I've found out that bluetooth dongle com port should be disable while not connected to usb.
    I guess energia refresh or check the available com ports all the time.
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