Getting Things Done
When I first started this program I didn’t know what to expect; but I knew I had to be ready to push myself to learn new things. At the beginning of the course I made a lot of mistakes, but with the staff’s help I was able to learn from each one. Learning about capacitors, transistors, voltage sources, different types of electrical boards, resistors and circuits was great because I’d just finished learning about this stuff in physics, and now I had the opportunity to apply what I learned to real life! One of the most important things I learned is that engineers never have enough time to complete the project they’re given because you’re always going to face hard times–what’s wrong with the circuit, how to fix it etc.. It’s humbling, as soon as you solve one problem, another exciting challenge arises; you’re not going to get it right the first time, but with hard work and determination eventually you will get it right.
I’m grateful that I had the chance to attend BSE, it was a great experience. It taught me a lot of things, and gave me a snippet of what engineers go through on a day to day basis. It was a small room, but a great environment to be in. Everybody working hard made it feel like a real engineering job. I’m grateful my project works because at first I had technical difficulties that took me some time to correct. When the program was over I had to complete the project at home. In order to complete my project at home I needed to stay motivated and determined; most of the time I didn’t sleep because I wanted to finish my project. Once it was completed and it actually worked, I felt a sense of achievement. it was finally done and it felt great!
My main project was based on an instructable that can be found here. And be sure to check out my videos!