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LOL, be VERY afraid of something that "just starts up and works," is my motto.

 

I was recently working on something that "just ran," and would have been very easy to give a pass through to production and crack the champagne bottles...when in fact it was so out of balance the DC servo was just barely holding things together. The only evidence of this was a larger-than-average glitch when switching gain--nothing at all was apparent on the analyzer. 

 

Or a new thing I'm working on now, which is much more complex than the average Schiit product, which similarly "just started up and ran." It was almost a relief when I found I'd reversed the polarity to the relay coils...specifically, to 10 very small SMD relays, to be exact. On a 4-layer board with the relay traces buried. Yeah. Argh.

Ha!  Well at least with burned traces you have a very clear problem indicator.  :veryevil:

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Or a new thing I'm working on now, which is much more complex than the average Schiit product, which similarly "just started up and ran." It was almost a relief when I found I'd reversed the polarity to the relay coils...specifically, to 10 very small SMD relays, to be exact. On a 4-layer board with the relay traces buried. Yeah. Argh.

Such a tease...
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(5) Catch on fire.

(6) Immolate your favorite shirt in the process.

 

Pfft, as a "good" engineer I made sure all the fires I started were safely within the confines of the fume hood...


 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

and by fire I mean eruption

 

post #1849 of 1849

Wait until you find out that your hood fan motor bearings aren't high temperature material.  Good times...

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