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How many Roadster Owners are Electrical Engineers ?

Discussion in 'Roadster 2008-2012' started by Lou B, Jul 10, 2020.

  1. Lou B

    Lou B Member

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    Hi All,
    Being new to the club, I am amazed how much technical knowledge is posted, especially
    Without. Electrical schematics Being available. I am an Electrical Engineer and it
    Seems a lot others are also. Thank you for bringing us new owners up to speed
    On so many levels. It sure is a lot of fun learning from others about the Roadster. ! !
     
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  2. pwwojcik

    pwwojcik Member

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    lol. I have undergrad and grad EE degrees but spent my whole career in quant finance.... I don’t really tinker as I would surely cause more harm than good!! I bet you’re right though about the car’s appeal to engineers.
     
  3. AEdennis

    AEdennis Active Member

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    Neither I, nor my wife (the Roadster owner of the family) are EE. I did work with a lot of EE in my last job...
     
  4. gregd

    gregd Active Member

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    EECS here, mostly on the CS side. But I know which end of a soldering iron to hold...

    It's certainly a handy background to have with this car...
     
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  5. Cottonwood

    Cottonwood Roadster#433, Model S#S37

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    EECS here, and glad to have continued going both ways throughout my career!
     
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  6. augkuo

    augkuo Member

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    EE but on the semiconductor side with low voltages - not in power electronics or electric motors
     
  7. dhrivnak

    dhrivnak Active Member

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    Industrial Engineering here.
     
  8. KJA2001

    KJA2001 Member

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    Bone and joint engineer here but I still a regular soldering iron user!
     
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  9. ggr

    ggr Expert in Dunning-Kruger Effect!

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    CS degree from an EE school, before they were separated. Did control software for power applications.
     
  10. Peter.h

    Peter.h Electric Newbie

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    Systems engineer here (Dipl Ing from Germany)
     
  11. X.l.r.8

    X.l.r.8 Supporting Member

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    Does a nurse count! I’ve been soldering projects since I was 8 years old and can read a schematic. But no formal training.
     
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  12. markwj

    markwj Moderator, Asia Pacific

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    I'm a software guy, but from the time where there was less differentiation between software, hardware, and mathematics.

    Can handle the low voltage and microcontroller stuff, but the higher voltage scares me (which is weird as my first job out of college was working on control of high voltage air purifiers).
     
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  13. einhalv

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    EE and physics, most of my experience is from device-physics oriented electronics and MEMS. I have no prior experience with the electronic systems of cars and I learn a lot from this forum. Besides the desire to rooflessly enjoy the qualities of an EV, a motivation for me to get a roadster was that I anticipate that much maintenance and repair can be accomplished by wiring or programming!
     
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  14. slcasner

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    I was only ever paid to do software, but hardware (mostly digital) is what I would do for fun.
     
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  15. n2mb_racing

    n2mb_racing Active Member

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    Electrical engineer here, but former Roadster owner. Hoping to get the new Roadster so I can carry a toddler!
     
  16. Curt

    Curt Roadster Signature #55

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    Physics. Retired now, and own a brewery.
     
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  17. Timothy

    Timothy Driving on Sunshine

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    Physician. First (and only at the time!) in my community to have an electric vehicle. Now many, many physicians in Santa Barbara have Teslas--but I still am the only one to have a Roadster.
     
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  18. Electric Swede

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    Theoretical Mathematics, CS, and Aeronautical Engineering degrees. But want to be retired and own a brewery.
     
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  19. Curt

    Curt Roadster Signature #55

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    I recommend it!
     
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    Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design (Now wishing I'd paid more attention in the Electronics Modules :) )
     

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