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tecco

Posted: 12 August 2017 9:07 AM
 

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Hey Everybody

 Thought I would make a post as I haven't been posting much recently as I have been super busy!!

  - I got accepted into a Chorus gateway course where you have 6 Fridays of Theory and practices in the afternoon and 2 work experience days out and about helping Chorus Engineers.

  - Got a contract for developing a capacitive touch board for a design student:

I designed the board in Eagle cad premium for commercial use, then I sent the V1 board of to Seeed studios in Shenzen to get some R&D boards made for testing to find that I had messed up some of the traces and the board was not functioning so going to have to redesign the whole board again then send it off to Circuit labs in Auckland as my client wanted the boards to be made in NZ, not China, for the real board that is used in the light that is going to be sold.

Photo of boards from Seeed studios 2 weeks from start to finish / receiving it yesterday.

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~ Benjamin

 


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Caleb7

Posted: 16 August 2017 12:14 AM
 

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Hi Benjamin,

Great work. Good to hear about what you've been upto as well. The Chorus gateway course sounds really interesting but I guess its too late now.

Keep us updated :)


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tecco

Posted: 16 August 2017 9:53 AM
 

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Hey Caleb 

 Too late for what? 

~ Benjamin 


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Ross

Posted: 16 August 2017 8:07 PM
 

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The Chorus programme is a good one to get into, Caleb. There could be opportunities following if you do well. Do you want some information?

Ross



Caleb7

Posted: 16 August 2017 10:38 PM
 

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I am guessing that the Chorus programme is for year 13's (which I am currently) and that it's too late in the year to apply now?


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tecco

Posted: 21 August 2017 8:52 AM
 

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Hey Caleb and Ross,

  The Chorus course I'm on is a mixture of Y12 and Y13

 

~ Benjamin 


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Ross

Posted: 22 August 2017 8:46 PM
 

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thats good- you can share expertise and enthusiasm across levels

Ross



Ross

Posted: 22 August 2017 9:09 PM
 

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Hey Caleb

If you are keen to get on the Chorus course you would be ideal for that. See your Gateway teacher Esther Harvey I think thats her name. The contact at The Skills Organisation is Shaun Gear and his email is Shaung@skills.org,nz  He does the enrolling and I have mentioned your name to him just in case you want to take this further. Let me know what you decide and how you go with this

Ross



Caleb7

Posted: 23 August 2017 12:14 AM
 

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Hi Ross,

Thanks for following up about the Chorus course and getting in contact with Shaun. I would have loved to take part in the course but considering that this is my last year in high school and that it's so close to the end of the year with exams and internals due I don't think I would be able to participate.

Thanks Benjamin and Ross for the information though, much appreciated :)


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