lunes, 27 de julio de 2009

How to Lower Electric Bills Through Solar Energy

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I really like this video, because I'm interested in topics that deal on electricity.

Nowdays, people need to care more about the environment.

I'm studying electronic engineering, and I think as a future engineer we should learn more about green ideas to help in our field to have a better world.

Solar energy can help to lower electric bills because the solar power supplements the electric power in the house to make the meter literally run backwards. You can see here the savings build up over time with helpful tips from alternative energy specialists.


-Good afternoon, how are you doing Mr Schilling?
Good afternoon, I'm fine thank you
-Did you have any trouble finding our office?
No, not at all, the direction was easy to follow
-Isn't this great weather we're having?
Yes, it's a wonderful time of the year
-Are you a family man Mr Schilling?
Yeah, I am married and recently had a son
-So, why would you like to work with us?
I recently left my old job and I really liked this job's description and salary
-Why did you leave your last job?
I recently had a son as I said before so I need a good job to sustain my family
-Was this your first job option?
Yes it was, in fact, it is my only option so far
-Do you consider yourself a hard worker?
Well, my friends used to tell me I was the hardest woking man they've ever known
-How do you see yourself 10 years from now?
I see myself being at the top doing a great job with you people
-Did you ever had any trouble with your past bosses?
Well, no, I've always gotten along with my bosses

domingo, 26 de julio de 2009

Free Air

Our final evaluation is a project, for this, we decided to do a research and a proposal regarding air pollution.
Air pollution is one of the biggest enviroment issues nowadays, industrial activity has made it clear that people can make a huge damage to the planet.
Over the past century we have heavily exploited natural resources and we have to somehow compensate for it.
By doing this project we've become more aware of this issue, air is a very important element for all living beings and it's contamination can have serious consequences. We need to put a halt on this, by making people more aware of this and creating plans to reduce smoke emissions.

domingo, 5 de julio de 2009

A Role Model

Someone I consider a role model is Bill Gates.
He became the founder of microsoft and the richest man in the world from the only bases of pure knowledge, skills and above all, love for what he does. Gates is one of the best-known entrepreneurs of the personal computer revolution.

domingo, 28 de junio de 2009

Tips to get a job

I read the 10 tips to find a job posted on the blog, I found them really interesting and useful, they help you get a better impression from you employers

Cover letter

Mr. Ricardo Schilling
Electronic Engineer
Maracaibo Edo. Zulia
Phone 0261-7552234/0424-6618765

Dear Mr. Conelly:

I was relieved to see your post on for an experienced electronics engineer. I've been looking for such a position with a company for about three months. I am familiar with the duties your listing described: researching, developing, designing, and testing electronic components, products, and systems for use in commercial, industrial, medical, military, and scientific applications. I'm also a skilled PLC and microcontroller programmer.

If you like to meet me to talk about this position and the specific tasks you'll be assigning to the electronics engineers you hire, please call (0261)-7777777 to arrange a time that fits your calendar. I look forward to hearing from you and thank you for your attention.


Ing Ricardo Schilling

My Ideal Job

I choose this job because I really enjoy working with electronics devices, it is part of my career and also is in a good place in Littleton where is a good weather place also.

Electronic Design Engineer

Still River Systems is looking for an experienced Electronic Design Project Engineer.

Job Responsibilities:

Provide “hands on” analog and digital design support to various subsystems design groups on the Monarch 250 Proton Beam Radiation Therapy System.
Responsible for complete electronic sub projects including prototype construction, testing, and documentation.
Work with other subsystem engineers in a fast paced team environment to coordinate project deliverables to schedule


Successful candidates will have:

· Minimum of 5 years design experience including:

o Analog circuitry with emphasis on small signal AC/DC design. Should be familiar with electrometers, A/D converters, and operational amplifiers.

o Embedded systems experience with FPGA’s and microcontrollers

o Circuit simulation through SPICE or other modeling

o Design and layout of PC Boards

o Knowledge of RF design is a plus

o A sound understanding of electronic design for reliability and manufacturability

· BS in Electrical Engineering or related field and minimum 5 years directly related experience

· Medical device background desirable

· Knowledge of PLC’s and motion control desirable

· Possess effective verbal and written communication skills and excel in a team environment

Company Name Still River Systems, Inc
Job Category Engineering
Location Littleton, MA
Position Type Full-Time, Employee
Experience 5-10 Years Experience
Desired Education Level Bachelor of Science;_ylt=ApsY8JMeYPRCjs6HmbZTt9j6Q6IX?source=SRP

Beginner's job

Here's a nice job I found on Control Engineering, pretty much the same career I'm studying, I like everything related to automation and control so that's why I'd chose this job as my first one.
Here's some of the duties I would have to fulfill:
In the facility, the Technician will perform assembly, integration, factory testing, and maintenance/repairs on equipment/systems within his or her area of expertise in accordance with OES standards and procedures and in accordance with OII Safety Standards.
-Perform field installation, test/debug, and repair of equipment/systems within his/her area of expertise as directed by the Technical Supervisor, Field Engineer or a Senior Technician.
-The Technician is responsible for applying the necessary skills to ensure safe, efficient conduct of the work under the Technician’s cognizance.
-Travel on short notice (as little as twelve hours) world-wide, is required with lengthy durations of stay (months) at remote destinations.
-The Technician must be qualified physically to perform strenuous manual work in heavy construction environments including performing work on ladders and in very confined spaces.


78 Street, 9b Av.
Venezuela, Zulia State.
Obtain a position at XXX company where I can improve my professional skills.

-University: 2007 – To date: Universidad Rafael Belloso Chacin (URBE).
Faculty of Electronic Engineering. School of Engineering. Opting for the title of: Electronic Engineer, currently studying: 8th trimistre.
-High school: 1995-2006 - Unidad Educativa Colegio Alemán de Maracaibo. Bachelor of Science Degree.

- Team worker.
- Fast thinking
- Creative.
- Great ideas to solve problems.

Microsoft Office

David Gutierrez. – Electrical Engineer. Phone number: (0412) – 6445374
Jack Bauer. - Computer Analist . Phone number: (0412) – 3433222

viernes, 26 de junio de 2009

Ted talks

TED talks are a series of lectures held anually about a great variety of subjects, The lectures, also called TED Talks, cover a broad set of topics including science, arts and design, politics, education, culture, business, global issues, technology and development, and entertainment. Speakers have included such people as former U.S. President Bill Clinton, Nobel laureates James D. Watson, Murray Gell-Mann, and Al Gore, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, Google co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page, and Billy Graham.


For me, in raw words, a leader is someone capable of getting himself and his team/colleagues towards their established goals. Speaking more into it, a good leader is someone capable of listening and understanding his "team", doing things according to his fellows needs. YEAH.

lunes, 1 de junio de 2009


I recently interviewed fellow engineer Alexander Barrios, here are some of his answers.

1. Could you please define Engineering in your own words?
Engineering is the branch of science that deals with math and logic problems.

2. What influenced you to pursue Electronics engineering, industrial ingeneering, computer science engineering or informatics engineering?
I pursued Electronic Engineering because i think technology and electronics is the future of our world, and in order to be valuable in that future, I studied electronics.

3. Could you please describe the educational process required to become an Engineer?
You've got to study math and all that logic kind of subjects very hard, and above all, you've got to like it.

4. What are the skills you need to be a good engineer?
To be a quick thinker, to like logical puzzles, and to like your area of expertise.

5. What job considerations were you looking for after you completed your education?
I was looking for a computer and network manager in a company, and I got it.

6. What's something of your school life that you enjoy the most?
I enjoyed lab works very much.

7. From your perspective, what is the most difficult part of being an engineering student?
The hours and hours you dedicate to practice and practice, you need a lot of it if you plan to get through the career.

8. What are your plans for the future?
I'm thinking about studying another career, electrical engineering maybe.

9. Point out your most personally gratifying moment in Engineering school.
When I presented my thesis and got a 20 in it.

10. Why would you recommend Engineering as a career?
Because if you're good at it, you'll have a good chance to get a nice job and people will respect you for it.

domingo, 31 de mayo de 2009

Second Life

I recently created an account on second life, my avatar's name is Rick Peliatropis, you can see him on the right's picture.
My first experience with the software was fun, I was just thrown into some kind of beginners island with a lot of help icons everywhere, so I just started to walk around and talk to some people, everyone in that island was a beginner like me so I couldn't get much help on how to handle myself in this world.
After a few minutes walking, running and flying around the island, I managed to teleport to a different location, it was some kind of beach house completely crowded, the software became really slow and so I logged out of second life.

The Golden Arrow

The Golden Arrow is a term used to define what has become a way of life to most American citizens. At first sight, it consist on the shopping activity, on how American people shop because of a trend, because of how easy it is to get stuff for a really cheap price, but this is only a part of it. By looking at the big picture, the Golden Arrow is about consumerism, it is about keeping the cycle of manufacturing low quality products, make people buy it, dispose of it and then buy again, the main goal of this system is to keep people shopping and shopping by different means and to keep fabricating and fabricating products to sell.

domingo, 17 de mayo de 2009

Electronic Engineering

Here's some information I researched about my career.
Electronics is the technology associated with electronic circuits and systems, and uses components such as capacitors, diodes, resistors and transistors.
Electronics engineers research, design, develop, test and produce precision components and systems, developing the way electricity is used to control equipment. The work is usually carried out in cross-functional project teams, with colleagues in electronics and other branches of engineering.
Electronics touches on almost all areas of human activity, so its applications are diverse. They include acoustics, defence, medical instruments, mobile phones, nanotechnology, radio and satellite communication and robotics. Subfields of electronics engineering include control engineering, instrumentation, signal processing and telecommunications engineering.
In Venezuela, electronic engineers are mainly in charge of the maintenance and operation of industrial machinery, making sure everything is working fine according to established parameters from the electronic point of view.

1 a: the practical application of knowledge especially in a particular area : engineering 2 b: a capability given by the practical application of knowledge
2: a manner of accomplishing a task especially using technical processes, methods, or knowledge
3: the specialized aspects of a particular field of endeavor

1 a: a fundamental form of energy observable in positive and negative forms that occurs naturally (as in lightning) or is produced (as in a generator) and that is expressed in terms of the movement and interaction of electrons b: electric current or power
2: a science that deals with the phenomena and laws of electricity
3: keen contagious excitement

domingo, 10 de mayo de 2009

Green Engineering

Green Engineering is something new professionals should take into account. It is important in order to make and design products that are environmentally friendly, specially in this time of environmental crisis. IBM gives a big example of the efficiency of these techniques, they've been creating equipments with less and less power consumption, which equates to less greenhouse gas emissions and more economic devices, and all of these benefits without losing any computing capacity. But this is only 2% of the total power consumption, the information technology, but what about the rest, people are already starting to take measures in things like transport which is a big source of pollution, they are designing new souces of energy besides gas fuel such as electricity and hydrogen which are much less threatening to the environment. By taking some initiatives regarding green engineering people could get benefits in the finantial area by saving money with these green low power devices, and would avoid any problem regarding possible environmental regulatory measures from authorities, besides it would benefit the planet by reducing your greenhouse gas emissions and reducing your power demand.

About me

Hi there, my name is Ricardo Schilling, I'm a 20 years old engineering student from Maracaibo, Venezuela. I'm a rather quiet guy who enjoys being home reading or watching anything I find interesting over the internet, I also like jogging, eating, doing small electronic projects every once and then, playing online games, and not so often, reading a book. The things I don't like are crowded places and horrible music (vallenato, reggaeton and anything alike).
I think English is a very important thing to learn nowadays, in a heavily globalized world, where English is spoken almost everywhere you go, it is a very useful skill to have.