Category Archives: Success

Arduino Tutorial 21: Understanding and Mixing Primary Colors with an RGB LED

In lesson 20 we showed you how to connect up an RGB LED, and how to program it to get the primary colors, based on input from the user. In this lesson we look at mixing colors and getting a wide array of colors from the LED by mixing the R, G, and B channels. As examples, we use RGB mixing to create Cyan, Magenta, and Yellow. These are just examples, and any of the in between colors can also be mixed.

If you want to follow along at home, you can order the Arduino Kit we are using HERE.

The video shows how to connect the circuit, and also takes you step by step through the code. If you need extra help, the code is included below.


Keys to a Successful Engineering Career LESSON 19: How to Properly Take Problems to Your Boss

One of the worst things that can happen to your engineering career is to develop the reputation of being a whiner. Hence, you want to avoid complaining as much as possible. There are, however, times that important issues need to be taken to your management. This should be done in a manner that does not make you look like a whiner. In this video, we describe the right way to take issues to the boss.

Keys to a Successful Engineering Career LESSON 18: How to Resolve Conflict

There will always be conflict in any organization, so a valuable skill that an engineer can have is the ability to effectively resolve conflicts. This is a particularly important skill for those who would like to move into management. In this video we show you some important techniques for effectively dealing with conflict in an organization.

Keys to a Successful Engineering Career LESSON 17: How to Deal With Difficult People

There are difficult people in all walks of life, but it seems like you run into a lot of them in an Engineering Career.  Hence, your career will be improved if you learn to work with people who are hard to work with. If you are the guy that can work with anyone, your career will have a distinct advantage. This video shows your tips and tricks to deal with difficult people.

Keys to a Successful Engineering Career LESSON 16: The Importance of Effective Communication

Effective Communication is one of the most important skills that an engineer can have. I have often noticed that the guy that gets promoted is often NOT the best engineer, but someone who is a good engineer that has exceptional communication skills. Often effective communication does not come naturally to an engineer, but it is a skill well worth nurturing and developing.