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Introduction to Electrical Measurement

January 18 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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This webinar will answer some important questions such as:

  1. What a measurement is
  2. Who came up with the idea of measurement
  3. What do we need to make or take measurements
  4. Why we need to 'feel' our measurements

We will have a quick journey way back into history so that we see that measurement is nothing new. We'll travel along the shorter history of electrical measurements.

We'll look at:

  • What happens if you don't take measurements
  • What can happen if you don't know what your measurements mean
  • What you need to know for your measurements to make sense
  • Destructive measurements
  • Measurements in the absence of a measuring instrument.
  • What's inside a measuring instrument including the good and the ugly
  • Limitations of a measuring instrument when you don't feel it.
  • Safety in measurements (not related to 'feeling' a measurement!)

Key takeaways from this webinar:

  • If you want to be a good measurer, you need to have a feeling for what you are doing.
  • To develop a feeling for measurement, you need to feel maths as well - not complicated scary algebra, just plain arithmetic.
  • Having that measurement feeling will open your eyes and mind to infinity and bey...

Presenter: Mr. Guy Drew, Electronics Technician and Lecturer

Guy was born in the U.K a long time ago when transistors were the upcoming technology.

He qualified in electronics back in the 1980s and has been involved in electronics design and maintenance ever since. On a parallel timeline, he has also spent many years teaching electronics and he's sometimes obsessed with counting and measuring whatever he can see, hear or get his hands on.

The world of numbers make up a very important language without which, the subject of engineering becomes very vague.

There are two sayings that guide his engineering outlook:

  1. "If you can't measure it, you're guessing when you fix it."
  2. With regard to safety, "Be sure."

He is a big fan of making concepts simple to understand.

Join us to learn more at this must-attend event for engineering professionals and aspiring engineers alike.

Reserve your spot at this free webinar today!

  • The webinar will be recorded and will be sent out to registered attendees afterwards.
  • A certificate of attendance will be provided to attendees who request one near the end of the live webinar session.

Please note: the time stated on this event is in Australian Western Standard Time (AWST). You will need to convert this to your own time zone.


January 18
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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