The Basics For Beginners

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Digital circuits nowadays have thousands of logic gates inside of them.

To achieve such complex systems like stock trading systems, electronic warfare processing systems and even digital signal processing systems you need thousands of logic gates and probably even more.

As an engineer, how do you go about designing, testing and manufacturing these systems?

Today I am going to explain what an FPGA is and why we use them.

What is an FPGA?


The 3 Keys To Engineering School Success

Engineering is considered one of the hardest majors you can go for. Many students are excited to start engineering but some may be extremely nervous.

  • Am I smart enough for engineering?
  • Will it be too difficult for me?
  • Am I going to struggle?

These are questions that I once had when I was starting engineering school. But I was able to overcome these metal limitations and graduate with two engineering degrees, with pretty impressive GPAs.

In this post I want to explain how I was able to pass all my classes in engineering and more importantly explain how you can…


How you can do it without working more hours or selling products online.

Me at Hobbiton in New Zealand

If you are anything like me, you love to travel, to take vacations and to explore new places.

There are engineering programs out there like the International Scholar Laureate Program that take high-achieving engineering students to countries like New Zealand and China to learn more about engineering.

The only problem is that these programs cost money. A lot of money for college students.

These programs will cost around $2,000 for the program and your plane ticket will cost around $2,500 for a big old total of $4,500 to take part in the experience.

Between buying your plane ticket, paying for…


What do the most effective engineers do that others don’t?

3 habits of highly effective engineers — Tyler George

Success always leaves clues.

If you’re an engineer working for a company you know that there are some engineers in your company that act like wizards.

Or if you’re in college you know that there are some engineering students that seem to be way past everyone else.

In this post I will talk about three habits of highly effective engineers that I have seen in my experience.

There are more habits than three that we can talk about, but we will stick to three for now.

Habit 1: The Question Mindset


Debugging 101: How Do I Debug Engineering Problems?

Wouldn’t it be great if everything worked perfectly the first time around?

But the reality is, most things don’t workout the way you would like the first time around.

This is a reality that engineers live with every single day.

One key skill that all engineers must have is the ability to debug problems.

Sometimes they are your own problems. Sometimes they are a problem another engineer has (sometimes this engineer might have even left the company and left the hard work for you!)

In this post I want to share briefly with you how I debug engineering problems.

I…


“It shouldn’t be difficult to choose…but it is.”

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“Which type of engineering job should I choose?”

I received this question one time when I was speaking at engineering career night at my old community college.

It’s a fair question. There are a lot of engineering students that are gearing up for their first engineering job and don’t know which industry they want to go into.

Today I am going to give you the 3 ways you can choose which engineering industry you should work for.

1) What Do You Like?

What is the easiest way to choose what industry you should be an engineer for?

I’ve come to learn that the best answers…


Thank you. I still make these mistakes too. However, what matters the most is that we try to improve from these mistakes.


Discover what you should and shouldn’t do in your first engineering job.

What does one year of experience in your first engineering job give you?

For a lot of people it can be many different things.

But one thing for certain is mistakes.

Nobody is perfect. We all make mistakes. And in your first year of working an engineering job you will make plenty.

But the most important thing is to learn from them.

In this post I will be sharing with you the 10 mistakes I made in my first year as an engineer. …


Digital Logic Design Basics

The three men in the photo above are perhaps some of the most important men in human history. No they are not engineers but physicists. They are William Shockley, Walter Houser Brattain and John Bardeen. They are the inventors of the transistor.

With the invention of the transistor we were able to make electronic devices smaller, cheaper and much more versatile than ever before.

Before the transistor, you would need large glass vacuum tubes to implement logical operations in a circuit. …


“Son, if a ship leaves a port without a map it will wander the seas…But if the ship leaves the port with a map and a destination, 9 times out of 10 it will get to where it is going”

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I don’t know the person in the photo above, but let’s call him Jimmy. Does it look like Jimmy loves his job right now? Are you or anyone else in the world supposed to love what you do? I’m pretty sure you were told that the key to a happy and fulfilling career is to love what you do. If you love what you do you will never work a day in your life right?

55% of Americans feel dissatisfied at work and Jimmy is one of them (Career Vision).

I too felt lost in my engineering job for a…

Tyler George

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