Amped Up in Electrical Class

My class (great group) is finishing electrical training tomorrow with our written and practical finals. It’s been a long four weeks trying to cram all this knowledge into 16 heads. But we’ve maintained our sense of humor, as illustrated below by Tim- the class clown. If you look closely, you’ll see the safety glasses actually have the packaging model’s eyes inserted. This configuration has been used by at least one of my classmates to catch 40 winks during a lecture.

Our classroom is surrounded by electrical trainers, designed to simulate components of series and parallel circuits, logic circuits, and small motors. Lately the best part about the class is the view, which happens to look out on the school’s newest addition: The Tower. Students started doing test climbs this week.

I’ll definitely be posting more about this 75 ft. tall toy when I get to climb, which won’t be until February… but here’s the valiant Vancouver Fire Department drilling for the contingency of someone failing to climb down, and being in need of rescue.

Finals tomorrow, then on to Programmable Logic Controls… should be a real hoe-down.

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