Archive for November 27, 2020

Today on DaTechguy on DaRadio 11 AM Trump economy black friday edition we will talk a bit about the suits that have been launched and the continual censorship by twitter and others

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Here is the state of the 2nd season of my Dynasty Baseball All Futility League (all teams lost 96 + games). Last season the 1970 White Sox defeated the 2012 Astros 4-0 to win the World Series. Teams available for those interested are listed.

Teams AL Division BWinsLossesPCTGBAvailable
1970 Milwaukee Brewers1911.633—–No
1970 Chicago White Sox1614.5333No
2002 Tampa Bay Devil Rays1518.4555 1/2Yes
2003 Detroit Tigers1119.3678 1/2No
Teams AL Division BWinsLossesPCTGBAvailable
1970 Kansas City Royals2013.606—–Yes
1970 Chicago White Sox1716.5153No
2002 Tampa Bay Devil Rays1419.4246Yes
1973 Texas Rangers1020.3388 1/2Yes
Teams AL Division CWinsLossesPCTGBAvailable
2009 Cleveland Indians2013.633—–No
1957 Washington Senators1815.5452No
2019 Baltimore Orioles1815.5452No
1967 Kansas City A’s1221.3648 1/2No
Teams NL Division AWinsLossesPCTGBAvailable
1998 Montreal Expos2013.606—–No
2001 Pittsburgh Pirates1914.5761Yes
1998 Florida Marlins1617.4854Yes
2009 Washington Nationals1518.4558 Yes
Teams NL Division BWinsLossesPCTGBAvailable
2015 Atlanta Braves1515.500—–No
2000 Philadelphia Phillies1617.4851/2Yes
2012 Houston Astros1317.4332 1/2Yes
2017 San Francisco Giants1320.3943 1/2No
Teams NL Division CWinsLossesPCTGBAvailable
1993 New York Mets1911.633—–No
1982 Cincinnati Reds1914.5761 1/2No
1993 San Diego Padres1617.4854 1/2Yes
1974 Chicago Cubs1317.4336No

I am also running an all average team league called the SD Jones memorial .500 teams league. All teams were no better than 2 games over .500 or no worse than 2 games under. Here are the current standings. Teams still available are listed. This is our initial season.

Teams AL EastWinsLossesPCTGBAvailable
1993 Boston63.667—–No
1967 Washington54.5561Yes
1973 New York (A)54.5561Yes
1957 Baltimore27.2224Yes
Teams AL CentralWinsLossesPCTGBAvailable
2010 Detroit42.667—–Yes
1973 Minnesota33.5001 No
1998 Chicago (A)33.5001No
1975 Cleveland24.3332No
Teams AL WestWinsLossesPCTGBAvailable
2017 Kansas City63.667—–Yea
2005 Toronto45.4442Yes
2010 Oakland45.4442No
2018 Los Angeles (A)45.4442Yes
Teams NL EastWinsLossesPCTGBAvailable
1967 Pittsburgh63.667—–No
2018 Washington54.5561 No
1975 New York (N)45.4442Yes
1957 Philadelphia36.3333Yes
Teams NL CentralWinsLossesPCTGBAvailable
1975 St. Louis63.667—–Yes
1996 Cincinnati54.5561 Yes
2000 Colorado54.5561Yes
1973 Houston27.2224Yes
Teams NL WestWinsLossesPCTGBAvailable
1975 San Francisco72.778—–Yes
1982 San Diego54.5562Yes
2007 Los Angeles (N)36.3333Yes
2012 Arizona36.3333Yes

Sometime in January we will be starting the 3rd season of our great teams league. Last season the 1955 Brookyn Dodgers repeated as world champs defeating the 2010 Texas Rangers 4 games to two. Can they three peat? And what team would YOU like to manage to try and stop them?

All perspective players welcome no matter what side of the political fence your on

How to Create an Electronic Prototype

Posted: November 27, 2020 by datechguy in business, tips

Building an electronic prototype of a device is an extremely important and necessary part of electronic product development. Not only does this step let you see the potential of your product, but it also lets you spot any flaws with it.

Anyone can develop an electronic prototype of a product, regardless of their technical ability. It doesn’t matter if you’re a startup maker, an entrepreneur, a small business owner or an inventor; creating your own electronic prototype is possible. If you want to create an electronic prototype, but don’t know where to begin, then here are some pieces of advice to help you:

1.      Product Development Strategies

While most of us don’t have the necessary skills or knowledge we need to design and build an electronic prototype on our own, don’t let this put you off giving it a go. If you don’t have the necessary skills or technical knowledge to build it on your own, you could always consider asking for help or advice from a specialist. Here are some options available to you:

  • Develop the product yourself – very few people have all of the skills they need to develop an electronic product on their own. Even experienced engineers require help from specialists.
  • Bring in co-founders – ideally those who have technical knowledge
  • Outsource to a freelance engineer – freelance engineers will be able to fill in any gaps in your technical ability. Just remember that most products will need multiple engineers of different specialties and you will be responsible for managing the build.
  • Outsource to a development firm – these firms can be extremely expensive, but they will ensure your project is a success
  • Partner with an overseas manufacturer who already makes similar products – this can save money

2.      Develop Your Prototype

The development of the electronics inside your product can be broken down into the following steps:

  • The preliminary product design – this focuses on the cost, the production components, the performance, the features, the profit margin, the manufacturability, and the feasibility of the project
  • The schematic diagram – The schematic diagram is an extremely important document. It is a picture that shows the significant components of a system. This diagram shows how every component from the resistor to the microchip connects together.
  • The PCB layout – When the schematic diagram is complete you can design your PCB. This is the board that will connect all of your electrical components together.
  • Generate the BOM (Bill of Materials) – this should list every component you will need to use in your PCB. Most of the electrical parts you need to build a PCB can be found at Octopart.

3.      Build Your Prototype

As we mentioned above, you can do this yourself or you can ask a specialist to do it for you.

4.      Test Your Prototype

Once you’ve built your prototype, you will need to test and evaluate it. Check to see if there are any issues with the design or any parts that you’re not happy with. Now is the time to make necessary changes to the design.

5.      Get Your Product Certified

All electronic products require certification. If you plan on selling your product in the future, then you will need to make sure you have the right certification in place.  

Building an electronic prototype can open your eyes to the constraints or possibilities of your product. Prototyping is all about testing your ideas to see if they will work when fully complete. If you want to create an electronic prototype, then make sure you follow our advice above.