When it comes to the electronics engineering field, it’s brave new world – and it’s one filled with opportunity. Gone are the days when you needed 5-6 years of school to compete for good jobs. Why? It’s not because the skills are any less demanding. No, it’s because select educational institutions have optimized the tutorial efficiency of the subjects being taught. [Read more...]
Jason Dean is a man who takes the initiative. If he wants to learn how to do something, he opens a book or goes online and teaches himself. He’s spent most of his adult life constructing buildings but would rather be building robots.
When the U.S. military was losing thousands of robots disarming roadside bombs, Jason took it upon himself to design a robot that burned up bomb components using a carbon dioxide laser. Being a basement tinkerer – not a large defense contractor – his idea didn’t make it very far, but he says he got noticed by some important people. So much so, he was invited to Fort Benning, Georgia to present his next idea, a robot that used suction to gently expose buried improvised explosive devices (IED), gently vacuuming away dirt and debris without putting pressure on the bomb. “They loved it,” says Jason. “Once again, however, me being just one person, I couldn’t develop an expensive prototype.” [Read more...]
In a world of constantly-evolving technology, it can be difficult to find a stable career. However experienced and educated you may be, economic and technological progress can render your skills obsolete within a few years. The only path to financial success and stability is to find a career that will remain relevant despite the march of time.
If you’re worried about your future career prospects, and have an interest in engineering, manufacturing, or electrical design, there may be a solution. Mechatronics is already a huge industry, and is likely to remain important to the economy for decades to come. By training in mechatronics, you can position yourself for a lucrative, long-lasting career. [Read more...]