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2023.05.29 14:07 suvam0711 What are degree apprenticeships, and how can they narrow India's skill gap?

What are degree apprenticeships, and how can they narrow India's skill gap?

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In India, most higher education institutes plan to implement degree apprenticeship programs. In the 21st century, apprenticeship schemes in India are better for students than traditional degree programs. By building a talent pipeline, increasing productivity, and lowering the rate of people leaving their jobs, the initiative has made it possible to connect employers and employees through new channels in the supply chain. The apprenticeship program has empowered young people by permitting earning while learning and learning by doing opportunities. The need for apprentices among employers has grown because of the expansion of new apprenticeship programs.

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Degree apprenticeships combine on-the-job training's structure and framework and a degree curriculum customized for a particular profession or industry. In a traditional degree apprenticeship program, supervisors would teach aspiring students, get hands-on training on the job, and take specialized classes, primarily online. The businesses where they complete their on-the-job training employ these apprentices full-time. Both the company and the government are responsible for paying the apprenticeship fees. When a student finishes a degree apprenticeship program, they leave with a college degree and a lot of work experience. This combination makes them uniquely qualified for employment.
Companies frequently lament the "skills gap," which refers to the discrepancy between what they want in potential employees and what a recent university graduate can give. Universities and employers work together to set up degree apprenticeship programs. During their apprenticeships, students learn academic papers from university faculty and get training from employers on specific skills. Students also pick up many soft skills applicable to the job when interacting with coworkers and building their networks. These students are preferred by companies for their open positions as opposed to complete freshers with no experience because they are better equipped to handle business uncertainties after completing their studies and take less time to become productive.

Indian Universities Think Degree Apprenticeships Work Better

According to a recent analysis by Teamlease EdTech titled "Future of Apprenticeship in India," there will be roughly 10 million apprentices in India during the next five years. In addition, the report noted that just 35% of the 1.2 crore graduates are genuinely employable in the sector. In India, there are now 0.5 million apprentices working in various industries.
The Times of India quoted TeamLease founder and CEO Shantanu Rooj saying that we have a tremendous skills issue in India. Degree apprenticeships have come to light as a potential remedy for this skills shortage in recent years. Higher education institutions in India are convinced that degrees with incorporated apprenticeships opportunity are more advantageous for students. Our poll shows that 79% of colleges and HEIs believe such programs give students practical, hands-on skills that prepare them for the workforce. In addition, 71% believe that these programs help students better understand the intricacies of the corporate world once they enter employment.
Four to five institutions in India presently provide degree apprenticeships. The NEP (National Education Policy) 2020 has also laid the groundwork to support institutions in facilitating the introduction of degree-level apprenticeships. According to the study, 70% of colleges and universities believe that introducing new degree apprenticeship programs will increase the need for apprentices while simultaneously providing students with practical job experience.

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Securing and keeping a highly qualified workforce is essential to our future economic prosperity since the business world is changing quickly. Employers don't have to wait for qualified people to show up at their door to build their workforce. Instead, they can use degree apprenticeship programs. If done right, these creative and unusual programs could make a big dent in the skills gap because they are designed to meet the needs of businesses by giving people the information and skills they want and need.
Several governments say that the best way to close this skills gap is to give potential workers the training they need. However, this solution has only worked a little because most government training programs occur in classrooms instead of on the factory floor. Degree apprenticeships combine a full degree tailored to the employer's needs with several years of practical skills learned on the job. This makes these programs enchanting to employers. The government will still have a role to play. It will have to ensure that apprentices' stipends are subsidized and meet the minimum skill standards. It will also have to make it possible for universities to join the apprenticeship program in India, ensuring that apprentices can find jobs. It must create an environment where degree apprenticeships have the same prestige value as a traditional college degree.


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2023.05.29 14:02 Gumbybum Lore Discovery Part 3/3: Fishbones, Flatwoods, and Colonel's Dirty Little Secret

Disclaimer: This post is long, so you may want to save it and read it later. Also, I put a lot of time into both researching this and writing it up. So if all you have is negative feedback, kindly keep it to yourself. Finally, there’s a lot more that I’ve been looking into beyond the scope of this write-up. If you’d like to join my exp-LORE-ation efforts, please let me know.

Edit: I guess hyperlinks aren't working right now, so I'll have to manually paste those in.
Recap: Part 1 establishes that Colonel is the same kid who was playing with his “baer frends” at the Palace of the Winding Path. Part 2 establishes that Darius Angler was the author of the 4 Untitled Poems.
TLDR (mad spoilers up in here): Fishbones led the raid that killed Colonel and all the Responders in Flatwoods, and he could very well be Darius Angler’s brother. Colonel may have been up to something nefarious with the children of Flatwoods (but not in that way). Ra Ra might be Ward’s granddaughter. And it looks like mole rat teeth are used to craft Day Tripper.
We Begin at the End: November 2096. 13 Bridge Street, Flatwoods, WV. Responder Colonel died in the raider attack on Flatwoods, along with just about every other Responder that resided there. The raiders attacked because a Chem Addict stole all their food and chems and fled to Flatwoods. You can find her body and holotape just West of the river. But before we get to that, we need to look at what Colonel was up to before he died. Most people probably overlooked this detail because they haven’t explored Flatwoods since they were level 3, and at that point they didn’t have a jetpack or the Marsupial mutation. But Colonel’s front AND back porches are completely railed off. If you make it over the front railing, you’ll find the corpses of Colonel and (likely) the raider that killed him, Colonel’s second “Survivor Story,” and a stroller with an intact doll in it. Colonel was the “caregiver for children” in Flatwoods, so the stroller may have once been for an actual baby.
But on the back porch, Colonel was burning books, files, documents, and the contents of a mysterious duffel back on his grill. Colonel definitely had a secret and he was literally trying to burn the evidence. And that secret was his past with the Diehards and Darius Angler. If you follow the road West out of Flatwoods, you’ll eventually arrive at Hillfolk Hotdogs, which is the site of Untitled Poem #3 and the former home of Colonel when he lived with Angler as a child (you can find one of his “baer frends” on the kid-sized bunk bed). But inside the bus(?) at Hillfolk’s, you’ll also find similar documents and a duffel bag, just like the kind Colonel was burning in Flatwoods when he died. As a matter of fact, there are other similarly suspicious duffel bags and file caches along the Ohio River. And this takes us to Ohio River Adventures.
Fishbones is a Dirty Rat Bastard: In the exact same way that the Diehards returned to Crater, a former territory of theirs (and site of Untitled Poem #2), the Diehards also returned to Ohio River Adventures. Now, O.R.A. gets overlooked because there is no main quest line that keeps you returning to this area (maybe the grind for Raider Rep), but this place is former Diehard territory too. Now, it is critically important to know that both Fishbones (Bones) and Blackeye are O.G. Diehards. Blackeye was almost certainly Colonel’s 1st grade teacher back at the Palace of the Winding Path. But what about Bones? Well, my friends, I bet I’m about to tell you something you didn’t already know:
When Margie McClintock died in 2096 (as inferred what Rose tells us during the main quest), Meg Groberg took over and soon thereafter led the Diehards out of Appalachia before returning years later (that, you already knew). You probably also already knew that before Margie died, Meg and the other Diehards went against protocol and “shot first” when robbing people. Meg was a true raider in all the ways that Margie was not. But what you probably didn’t put together is that Margie died around the time that Flatwoods was attacked. According to the Chem Addict from Flatwoods:
“Chems Addict: Well, this is it I guess. Rock bottom I think they call it. I still miss him. Billy. I knew he was too young for me, but he made me feel good. Though it's the old Billy I really miss. The one who used to do nothing all day with me but listen to the radio and drink. I shoulda got out sooner when Billy and his buddies started torturing little cats and dogs. His friends... were no good. But that didn't stop me anyway. I can't believe my wake up call was watching people's heads... get stuck on spikes. So... what is an old gal like me to do? Steal all the food. Steal all the chems. And get the hell out of there. *laughs* I'd trade my last bite of food just to see the look on their faces. Oh, I know it's going to piss off Billy's friends, but I don't give a damn. I tell myself I should feel sorry for the little town across the river. But if I'm being honest, and that's what this tape is for, I don't really care. I call myself an addict, but it ain't the chems that finally got me. It was always Billy.”
I want to emphasize the “heads on spikes” part, because that’s something Margie would never tolerate. But Meg on the other hand let raiders be raiders. The other thing that I want to point out is “Billy.” I’m not saying for certain that this Billy is the same as Darius Angler’s brother, but I am saying that technically no body was ever recovered from the molten steel, and Angler didn’t see the accident happen because he didn’t work at Grafton Steel anymore. It’s possible that “Billy Angler,” who didn’t quit because “he needs the money,” could have taken out some kind of insurance policy, named his chem addict girlfriend as the beneficiary, faked his own death, and skipped town. Do I know for certain that this happened? Of course not. But what I do know is this: FISHBONES’S REAL NAME IS BILLY!!! The reason he’s obsessed with the letter B is because that’s his first initial. You see, at first I thought the raiders that wrecked Flatwoods were Cutthroats because of their whole feud with the Responders. But then I learned that the Flatwoods attack was caused by a bunch of chems that the Addict stole, and the Diehards were Appalachia’s great chems supplier (thanks to Angler). Furthermore, Fishbones’s current operation is spiking Mirelurk meat with an addictive substance (chems). And since Bones is an OG Diehard, it means he was the piece-of-shit raider that attacked Flatwoods and killed Colonel.
A Bit About Bruiser: I found a few interesting details about Bruiser at Ohio River Adventures, but nothing too profound. We know that he used to play football, his mascot was a “battle bear,” and that he spent some time in a vault. The likeliest conclusion from this information is that he’s from Grafton, given that’s the only high school in the region with a football field and it’s next to the makeshift vault that formerly housed a few raiders before the BOS took over. If you look up the IRL Grafton High School, you’ll find that it’s on Yates Ave (likely the namesake of Sofie Yates, a Responder turned Raider in Flatwoods) and their mascot is the “Bearcat.” Also, all the varsity jackets in FO76 have the letter B on them, but that’s more Fishbones’s thing. But none of this has anything to do with Colonel or Angler, so let’s move on.
The Charleston Cartel (2079-2082): From the Charleston Capitol Building terminal entries, we know there was a massive chem trade happening in Charleston at this time:
“Name: Matoukas, George
Date of Crime: 10.09.81
300 Block of Oak. Based on anonymous tip, Responder Atkins found subject peddling vast amounts of illegal chems out of his home. Over 300lbs of illegal chems found in the subject's basement.
Matoukas sentenced to 5 years hard labor under close supervision, with possibility of parole for good behavior. Chems were seized and destroyed.”
Since the Diehards’ operation at the Palace of the Winding Path effectively ended with the great rapture of ‘79, it only makes sense that the Diehards would have to adapt their drug trade elsewhere. If you actually look for raider activity in Charleston (outside of the courthouse), you won’t find a lot, but what you will find is very telling of their operations. You’ll find a dead raider at the chemistry workbench inside Hornwright Industrial Headquarters. You’ll find a few dead raiders in/above the pharmacy on the south side of town. And you’ll find a dead raider lurking outside the doctors’ offices (which is NOT the hospital) to the north. And this takes us to Dr. Joseph.
Dr. Joseph was a psychiatrist in Charleston who practiced both before AND after the Great War. He had the authority to refer patients to Allegheny Asylum and write prescriptions; Prescriptions that would be filled at the pharmacy on the south side of Charleston. To one patient, P. Davis, he prescribed Day Tripper. This insightful detail is why the Diehards were operating in Charleston in the first place. As many seasoned players have observed, Day Tripper is not craftable in this game; You can only find it out in the wild. Consider the following terminal entry from the Palace of the Winding Path:
“Log: 12.29.77 Since the war, incense ingredients have been hard to come by. We started rationing weeks ago, in anticipation of this, and doses are much lower. The sedative effects of the incense are a priority, to keep people from freaking out.
I've begun to improvise with some other ingredients and found some creative ways of stretching the supply, at least until things return to relative normal. Other chem supplies are plentiful.”
So here’s what I think happened. If the Diehards were in dire need of Day Tripper to make their custom chems (see: Making Incense), and the Responders had a healthy supply of Day Tripper locked inside a pharmacy in Charleston, and there was also a doctor who wrote prescriptions for Day Tripper, then all the Diehards needed to do was register a new patient with Dr. Joseph. Enter: Darius Angler.
Darius Angler was batshit crazy (if in doubt, refer to his manifesto). Angler, who now resided at Hillfolk Hotdogs, was also just a short trip up the New River from Charleston. He would periodically visit Dr. Joseph, get his prescription filled like a meth-head scoring Sudafed, and used the trip as a cover to smuggle the refined chems into the city. Essentially, I think he just made a loop around the southwest “island” of the Forest (area surrounded on all sides by 3 rivers, referred to as “Zone D”). The loop around Zone D functioned as a supply chain/assembly line for producing the chems that were being smuggled into Charleston. There’s a lot of suspicious stuff happening around here: Raider activity, duffel bags/files, bridge control, coffin conspiracies, etc. that I had to edit out for length, but I’ll try to summarize it here.
Hillfolk Hotdogs is where Angler and Colonel raised mole rats for reasons I’ll explain later. Follow the Ohio River south and you’ll soon come to a boat that’s not far away from a crashed truck loaded up with industrial chemical barrels (useful for producing industrial quantities of chems). South of that is a tent with a duffel bag. Further south you’ll find a 3-story house with suspicious files and a duffle bag hidden in the attic (just like at Hillfolk’s). South of that are some dry-docked boats with a chem box and a duffel bag. Even further south is Ohio River Adventure (a current Raider base of operation that served a similar purpose back then). Southeast of there, by Lewis & Sons, is a little “boat” with 2 stuffed bears, which I think was left behind by Colonel as he reenacted his river adventures with Angler using his bears. Southeast of there is a floating Nuka-Cola structure with a submerged safe guarded by 2 more bears, one of which has a liquor bottle. I think this is a dead drop and the bears are another work of Colonel’s. Heading East up the River you’ll find a raider-operated “store” at the end of a questionable bridge. Further east is Charleston, where George Matoukas was distributing the chems. And on the return trip down the New River is another dead drop directly beneath the Bridge on the west side. It’s a safe by a couch with a bear and Jangles (I think Jangles is supposed to represent George). Again, I think that this big loop is a supply chain/assembly line for moving chems and the components needed to make chems.
The smuggling operation also deviously involved Colonel and his “Baer Frends.” If you jetpack up to the very top of AVR Medical Center, you’ll find two people who OD’ed on chems, each with a stuffed bear next to them. So I think that either the Diehards were sewing chems inside Colonel’s stuffed bears and using them as drug mules to smuggle chems into Charleston, or that Colonel just climbed to the highest point on the hospital (as he did at the Palace and later in Flatwoods) and left two bears as a memorial. But I’m leaning toward the former because of an unmarked location in the Savage Divide that I found. It’s southeast of Bastion Park right at the bend of the monorail line. It’s essentially a fire pit with a bunch of stuffed bears thrown in it with a few dead party-goers around the area. I think this is the location where the Responders destroyed all of the Chems, bears and all, that they confiscated from George Matoukas. Speaking of George Matoukas….
Curious George and the Rocket: According to the above-mentioned terminal entry, George Matoukas was apparently the only criminal who the Responders sentenced to hard labor rather than exile. If you go to Rollins Labor Camp (formerly Rollins Work Camp), you won’t find a whole lot there other than Blood Eagles. But what you WILL find at the very top of the crane structure are two stuffed bears and a Jangles. Colonel, as a child, had a thing for playing with “baer frends in high places.” I can’t say with any certainty what happened here, but maybe Angler was the one who gave the responders that “anonymous tip” because Matoukas was starting to rub off on Colonel, and Angler didn’t want him growing up to be a Raider. Matoukas gets sentenced to hard labor rather than exile, with a change of parole pending “good behavior,” which means “snitching.” So maybe Angler took Colonel to visit his “friend” at the labor camp (visiting hours are a thing), Angler introduced George to a “rocket,” and Colonel used his toys to recreate the scene. Or not. Who knows? But what I do know is that the shitty poet (Angler) moved on from Hillfolk Hotdogs to go to the Cranberry Bog, and I think the Christmas Flood gave him the perfect reason to leave.
Untitled Poem #3: I’m intentionally skipping Untitled Poem #2, partly because I haven’t found much deeper meaning to it, but mostly because what I think it means is little more than conjecture. #3, on the other hand, I feel like I can make sense of it:
“white cedar leaning against the shadow of our river
peeling like asylum walls
hobbled together around dignity that died long ago
simple things to jumpstart fogged memories
holed as teeth hidden in tin
we leave our things pinned
winning only the stuck wings”
I think the phrase “white cedar leaning against the shadow of our river” is the title of the painting in Dr. Joseph’s office. Or at least that’s how Darius Angler would describe it as if it was some kind of Rorschach test. “Peeling like asylum walls, hobbled together around dignity that died long ago” is a reference to the office wallpaper, and perhaps another one of Dr. Joseph’s clients, Daniel Boone.
“Patient: "Boone, D"
Interesting case.
Patient responds only to "Daniel Boone" and indeed seems to believe himself to be the historical figure by the same name. I'd heard that some of the hillfolk can end up a bit off after lack of socialization, but I'd not expected to see such a case.
Advised that he be sent to Allegheny rather than the Penitentiary for further observation.”
There’s only a VERY narrow window of plausibility to suggest that Angler is Daniel Boone, so I won’t. But this entry seems to refer back to Untitled Poem #3, with worlds like “hillfolk” (as in Hillfolk Hotdogs), “Allegheny” (as in asylum), and “the historical figure” (as in dignity that died long ago). I think the line “simple things to jumpstart fogged memories'' refers to the Souvenir Magnet on the fridge at Hillfolk Hotdogs, and I think it came from Lady Janet’s Soft Serve (not Cow Spot Creamery). “Holed as teeth hidden in tin” refers to the mole rats that he was raising with Colonel at Hillfolk’s (the cat bowl on the floor is for the mole rat that walks around the trailer like Fry’s dog from Futurama, just waiting for Colonel to come home). And “we leave our things pinned, winning only the stuck wings,” refers to Angler’s (and Colonel’s) escape from the Diehards. I’m assuming this event took place just after the Christmas flood, once the chem operation in Charleston was destroyed with the rest of the city. But if you remember those dead raiders I mentioned earlier, there are a few more. Outside of Dr. Joseph’s office is a dead raider next to an ammo box. Well, next to him is a makeshift bridge that goes over the highway. And if you keep going in the same direction once you step off the bridge you’ll hit the southwest corner of Wade Airport. Immediately in that corner past the fence is a locked truck-trailer (watch out for the mine) with 2 more dead raiders and a power armor chassis (sometimes). I think the last line of the poem refers to this exact event, leaving his power armor (and compatriots) pinned in the back of the trailer so he can steal yet another Vertibird. Angler flew the automated aircraft to Watoga. Why? I don’t know. But it explains how he got to the Cranberry Bog and why his body can be found just a short distance south of the city.
Untitled Poem #4: Just like #2, I don’t have any deep insight into the specifics so all I can do is speculate. I’ll spare you the details. But what I think it’s about is the very end of his relationship with Colonel. I think the time Angler and Colonel spent together in the unmarked cabin southeast of Sunrise Field was just Angler teaching Colonel to be self-sufficient (hunting, trapping, maintaining weapons and whatnot). I think that when the scorched attacked Harper’s Ferry in 2086 that there was also generally increased scorched activity in the eastern half of Appalachia. The poem describes Angler providing cover fire to, or perhaps just drawing fire away from Colonel as he escaped through Big Bend Tunnel, later to be found by the Responders. But again, like with #2, all I can do with this poem is speculate.
The Mysterious Mole Rats: This is a question I’ve had for almost 2 years now, and I think I finally figured it out. Back at the Palace of the Winding Path, there’s a lonely mole rat that lives in the computer room by the garden. There’s also a dead mole rat next to a dead raider pilot by a downed plane that was headed to the Palace from the north. I didn’t know what the Diehards needed mole rats for because I was only looking at the Palace itself. But the answer to this question is found at Lady Janet’s. Everyone thinks that the two bears in gas masks by the chemistry is just a Breaking Bad easter egg. But I think it’s yet another “baer frend” reenactment left behind by Colonel. Do you remember how the cultists at the Palace ran out of ingredients to make the “spiritual incense” and had to improvise? Well, one of the substitute ingredients they used, and the reason they were importing mole rats, and the reason the Diehards took care of the children like they did, is found in the baby carriage at Lady Janet’s.
A stroller full of human jaw bones? Yeah…. Teeth. Or more precisely, “baby teeth.” I suppose mole rat teeth would do in a pinch, but as messed up as it sounds human baby teeth were preferred. This is why the Diehards at the Palace were taking care of those first-graders; because six-year-olds shed baby teeth like it’s raining molars! This also answers a question you didn’t even know you had, and it takes us back to Flatwoods. Here’s a note written by Jeremiah Ward who lived in trailer in the town (and the Ransacked Bunker before that):
“I, Jeremiah Ward, resident in the town of Flatwoods, county of... not sure.
Being of sound mind, and not acting under... duress. Mostly.
Hereby declare this letter to be my last will and testament.
Mia gets the house, and everything in it.
It ain't much but that's all I got to give and... she's all I got.
I know she's still alive.
The Responders say the dogs got her, but I know it ain't true.
They been real good to us. Teaching an old geezer like me how to really cook is something. I'll give em that.
But I know they lyin about those dogs. I seen em in the hills. There's some bad folks scoping us out. They took my granddaughter, I just know it.
I'll get you back, Mia. I promise.”
Mia, a baby who slept in the crib in that trailer, was abducted by raiders. And the only raider gang that ever had any interest in kids was the Diehards. And when you remember that the Responders had a foster care program that would later be run by Colonel once he was older, you’ll remember that a shit load of children went “missing” when Billy (Fishbones) attacked Flatwoods. And if teeth (baby, mole rat, or otherwise) was the secret ingredient in Angler’s chem recipe… and Colonel was Angler’s apprentice for a number of years before he joined the Responders… and Colonel was the caretaker of all of the children of Flatwoods… then exactly what was in those documents that Colonel was burning on his back porch?
Full Circle: So after everything, the Diehards lost their crop of children at the Palace of the Winding Path in 2079, but took the children of Flatwoods and left Appalachia. When they came back, they put Fishbones (Billy) in charge of the Ohio River Adventures operation, who is now spiking the mirelurk meat with a potent chem. It’s totally possible that Ra Ra is actually Mia Ward (Jeremiah Ward’s granddaughter). Hell, it’s even possible that Jeremiah Ward is somehow Ward from Foundation. Since Colonel was obviously keeping, and subsequently burning, secrets, I’d say he was also inclined to keep his raider past a secret as well as the truth about his adoptive father. Like he said in his Survivor’s Story, “he was bad.” Perhaps the reason he kept his Diehard history a secret from the Dassa and the other Responders was because he knew that the Responders were the ones punishing and exiling people back in Charleston. But this whole story began the day Darius Angler decided to get revenge on Grafton Steel. And if his brother hadn’t actually died after all, then it would explain why Angler stayed with the Diehards for as long as he did rather than returning to the Free states. Regardless, this entire story began and ended with Billy. “It was always Billy.”
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2023.05.29 13:42 YahboomRobot Look Here! I'll tell you which Jetson development board is most suitable for you.

Look Here! I'll tell you which Jetson development board is most suitable for you.
As Nvidia launched the core boards of Jetson Orin NANO and Jetson Orin NX, many electronic designs or open source hardware companies have created carrier boards based on the official core boards. And put it together, launched the Jetson Orin NANO 4GB/8GB SUB and Jetson Orin NX 8GB/16GB SUB developer kits.
Due to there are more and more development boards in the Jetson series, most customers don’t know how to choose the Jetson development board that suits them, so today’s article will help you solve this question.
1. Jetson Orin NX(2023 New)
Composed of NVIDIA Jetson ORIN NX core board and Yahboom Jetson ORIN carrier board.
Storage: No eMMC/No TF card slot, 128G SSD(Yahboom provide for free)
Computing power: Jetson ORIN NX 8GB---70TOPS and Jetson ORIN NX 16GB---100TOPS
The Jetson Orin NX SUB development kit adopts the official original Jetson Orin NXmodule, equipped with Yahboom Jetson Orin NX carrier board, and comes with WiFinetwork card,128GBM.2 SSD, power supply and other accessories. On board resources and size layout are consistent with the official board. We have alsodesigned a more stable power supply scheme specifically for the power consump-tion characteristics of the Orin NX core module, supporting POE power supply tomeet the 25W power consumption requirement, which can achieve larger and morecomplex neural networks.
Jetson Orin NX Hardware Function Distribution
2. Jetson Orin NANO(2023 New)
Composed of NVIDIA Jetson ORIN NANO core board and Yahboom Jetson ORIN carrier board.
Storage: No eMMC/No TF card slot, 128G SSD(Yahboom provide for free)
Computing power: Jetson ORIN NANO 4GB---20TOPS and Jetson ORIN NANO 8GB---40TOPS
The Jetson Orin Nano SUB developer kit adopts the official original Jetson rinNano module, equipped with the Yahboom Jetson Orin Nano carrier board, andcomes with WiFi network card, 128GB M.2 SSD, power supply and other accesso-ries. lts performance, on board resources,size, and interface layout are consistentwith the official Jetson Orin Nano board, and adopt a more stable current powersupply circuit that supports POE power supply. lt is an excellent alternative to theofficial Jetson Orin Nano.
Jetson Orin NANO Hardware Function Distribution
!!! Note: The carrier boards of Yahboom Jetson ORIN NANO and Jetson ORIN NX are the same, with only the core board being different.
3. Jetson Xavier NX SUB
Composed of NVIDIA Jetson Xavier NX core board and Yahboom Jetson Xavier NX carrier board.
Storage: No TF card slot, 16G eMMC + 128G SSD(Yahboom provide for free)
Computing power: 21TOPS
This version is JETSON XAVIER NX-SUB developer kit(eMMC version),not JETSON XAVIER NX developer kit(Official Demo). It aims to solvethe long-term material shortage problem of the JETSON XAVIER NX developer kit(Official Demo). It is cost-effective kit for all users. And ithas the same performance as the JETSON XAVIER NX developer kit(Official Demo), only slightly different in storage performance. The SUB developer kit comes with 16G eMMC storage and does not support TF card.In order to meet the needs of Al development, all SUB kit configurations in our store include a 128G NVMe SSD. Its readingspeed is more than 18 times that of TF card, and its writing speed ismore than 5 times that of TF card.
Jetson Xavier NX Hardware Function Distribution
4. Jetson TX2 NX SUB
Composed of NVIDIA Jetson TX2 NX core board and Yahboom Jetson TX2 NX carrier board.
Storage: No TF card slot, 16G eMMC + 128G SSD(Yahboom provide for free)
Computing power: 1.33TFLOPS (FP16)
The Jetson TX2-NX core module is a cost-effective alternativecore module newly designed by NVIDIA in 2021, and the TX2-NXdeveloper kit is not officially provided. Because it has the coreperformance of TX2 and the size is consistent with Nano/XavierNX, the official name of this core module is "TX2-NX". According to the market status and customer demand, Yahboom will launch the TX2-NX development kit in 2022. This kit providesdevelopers, engineers, and students with an affordable newoption with greatly improved performance.
Jetson TX2 NX Hardware Function Distribution
5. Jetson NANO B01
Composed of NVIDIA Jetson NANO B01 core board and NVIDIA Jetson NANO B01 carrier board.
Storage: 16G eMMC/With TF card slot
Computing power: 0.5T (FP16)
NVIDIA JETSON NANO B01 is a small, powerful computer that lets you run multiple neural networks in parallel for applications like image classification, object detection, segmentation, and speech processing. The JETSON NANO with a quad-core CORTEX-A57 processor, a 128-coreMAXWELL GPU and 4GB of LPDDR memory with power Al computing power toprovide 472GFLOP and support a range of popular Al frameworks and algorithmssuch as TENSORFLOW, PYTORCH,CAFFE ICAFFE2,KERAS,MXNET, etc.


1. If you are a beginner learning artificial intelligence or Python programming, or if you are a student with limited funding. I recommend choosing Jetson NANO 4GB B01, which has sufficient computing power and a suitable price.
2. If you need to build your own ROS robot with equipment such as lidar and depth camera, and want to achieve artificial intelligence algorithms such as map navigation, object recognition, AI visual recognition, etc., we recommend you choose the TX2 NX development board.
3. If you need to build high-performance AI systems suitable for drones, portable medical devices, small commercial robots, intelligent cameras, high-resolution sensors, automatic optical detection, and other IOT embedded systems. Recommend using Xavier NX development board.
4.If you need to carry out some large-scale AI projects with high power consumption, complex algorithms, and sufficient budget. We recommend choosing Orin NX/Orin NANO.
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2023.05.29 13:40 kriegsotter0709 Please help I cant get this transformer to work.

Please help I cant get this transformer to work.
I am planning to build a device that l want to use, to launch a rocket at exacly new years eve in our garden. To do this I was planning to hook the parts in the picture( transformer harvested from an electric lighter) to an 2N2222 Transistor and then use my arduino uno activate the Transformer and supply the transformer with the 5volt pin, of the .
It works perfectly if I replace the Transformer with a small 3 volt motor so the code cant be the problem.
Well I somehow mannaged to burn through the 4th one today cause I am a total noob at arduino.
If you could help me Id appreciate it a lot.
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2023.05.29 13:39 Johnny_Boy398 Africa Rework: The Leopard of the Congo Mobutu Sese Seko

Africa Rework: The Leopard of the Congo Mobutu Sese Seko
(This is part of an ongoing series, links to which will be posted in the comments below)
The Nationalists of the “Mouvement Authenticité de la Révolution” (MAR)
Who is Mobutu Sese Seko? Just another warlord who got a lucky break? A champion of the nation willing to do what is necessary for unity and freedom? A traitor to the people who was happy to crack congolese heads until his pay got cut? A revolutionary Father-Marshal or a reactionary kleptocrat? No one can say for sure, but when the Congo war begins in 1966 it will become clear what he wishes himself to be: the great liberator, unifyer, and undisputed master of the great Congo nation. And with Japanese help he may just pull it off. But no man is born great, and even the Fuhrer does not rule alone. So let us discover how Mobutu came to be, and what his victory will mean for the Congo and Africa at large.
For the Japanese, who will become his greatest supporters and headaches, he is the African Oda Nobunaga: a martial and cruel man whose vision for unity and glory far outweighs whatever sins he may have committed. Always one for the cameras and adept at winning over an audience, Mobutu will successfully win over the Japanese public by playing the role of the justly tyrannical “Great Man”, even while he personally prefers western delicacies.
Joseph-Désiré Mobutu lived an unremarkable life before being thrust into greatness. He was only 16 when the Congo was violently transferred from Belgian to German hands, and like many rebellious students he joined in the 1949 protests against the construction of the Congo dam, stowing away from boarding school to do so. In the aftermath of the MNC repression Mobutu was assigned to the still technically Belgian controlled Force Publique as punishment. Unlike many of his fellows however Mobutu immediately took to military life, embracing the strength, discipline and martial values it provided. In part because of this he served without noticeable disobedience, and was even bribed to be an informant on clandestine communist cells within the force, ratting out a few of his “comrades”. From the point of view of the Belgians he was a model soldier. But this was an act: in truth Mobutu never ceased holding resentment for his arrogant Belgian commanders or the priests who had “educated” him. Behind their back he was a contributor to the native underground press, writing under assumed names and attacking the Belgian presence. It came as quite a shock then when in 1955, as his mandated time in the force was drawing to a close, Mobutu did not accept demobilization quietly but instead went into revolt. It is still a matter of debate about what pushed him into this. He claims that this had been the plan all along, while cynics say the impending annexation of the belgian Congo by Zentralafrika forced him into it. Some think that his double life was about to be exposed, while the more conspiratorial leftists say that he never went into rebellion at all, and that his “revolt” was ordered by the Belgians as a way to counter the APL insurgency. But whatever the case it was here that the public figure was born.
After killing several belgian officers and stealing as many weapons and valuables as they could Mobutu and his co-conspirators quickly fled east. This was not entirely unusual: the sudden annexation of the colony led to many sporadic demonstrations and revolts. But it immediately became clear that Mobutu had larger ambitions than these local disturbances. His strategy at this time was one of survival: he would only accept those who could move fast and hit hard, with his armed band always staying on the move as they fled to the east. But unlike other petty warlords he understood the importance of a political and social message for his long term survival, as well as local alliances. For this he essentially copied the platform of the now underground MNC while adhering to none of its tenants in reality: he would tell the people whatever they wanted to hear so long as it got him what he wanted. More practically he made tight alliances with local eastern notables as well as Tutsi refugees which had fled reprisals to the east. In this he was successful, forging for himself a loose alliance in the north east which permitted him to slip the noose where so many others were eventually caught.
One of his most important lieutenants in these early days was Victor Nendaka Bika, his de facto “foreign minister” and torturer who would make initial contact with those Mobutu saw the need to coerce or charm. Unlike many warlords Mobutu never gave into the temptation to rule by fear alone, instead seeking to co-opt useful men into his own organization. But he was just as happy to let loose his jackal to show the consequences of disloyalty.
These early years from 1956-1962 were defined at first by mere survival: banditry, illegal trade and bribery were the only ways to stay alive. But slowly, with plenty of self promotion to help it, Mobutu’s reputation as a survivor and a winner grew locally, and then regionally. As the remnants of failed rebels and warlords drifted into his growing camp Mobutu was able to step beyond being a bandit king and into becoming a local powerbroker. He had already made himself the allied protector of the Tutsi refugees, and soon after the APL’s protracted people's war in the north began he sought to become the patron of his own native Ngbandi people as well. Where he had the most power in the eastern fringes the pan-Africanist APL held the north, with the Ngbandi in the middle still “up for grabs” between the APL, Mobutu and the German administration. It is here that he first developed his own separate political platform: unwilling or unable to come to an agreement with either of the other two factions Mobutu began developing his own ideology of an “authentic” congolese nationalism which was opposed to both pan-african and communist radicalism, “self defeating” regionalism and demanded the full liberation of the congo from european imperialism. But most importantly to those who heard his call was for unity under Mobutu: if the African people remained divided and timid they would be slaves forever, and only a great leader like Mobutu could bring them true liberty. As one may expect, this call for subordination won him very few new friends.
The see-saw of influence in the Congo north and east is set to be radically upended in 1962, as kommissar Krogmann finally thinks he has enough stability in the west to launch a pacification campaign. In this he will be superficially successful: all anti-German factions will be forced to retreat and large swaths of land will be returned to German control. But it will not accomplish its primary objective of capturing and killing the leadership: Mobutu will once again avoid the hangman and will return when the Zentralafrika army goes marching south to the SAW. And when he does it will be with a new purpose. Much of his army was scattered or deserted by the German offensive, with many of the local allies he thought were in his hands all but begging to come to terms with the Germans after he was forced out. He had survived yes, but only by the skin of his teeth: this time he would do things differently. Taking lessons from the APL he will return in 1964 as a popular revolutionary rather than as a mere warlord with a printing press. Though still not fully developed it is here that “Joseph-Désiré” would become “Sese Seko Kuku Ngbendu wa za Banga” or “The all-powerful warrior who, because of his endurance and inflexible will to win, goes from conquest to conquest, leaving fire in his wake”. A new ideology of “Authentic” nationalism came with this new name, seeking to truly win over the hearts of the people as well as the loyalty of their leaders. It was a threat and a promise, as he would go about tearing down symbols of westernism in his wake and giving personal “gifts” to people or organizations which he wished to win over. He also sought to portray himself as an avenging angel, throwing “bad actors” such as denounced priests and hated collaborators against the wall.
This new ideology, disseminated through the “Manifesto of Goma” is long in emotion and short in concrete policy. As such it was quickly denounced by the intellectuals of the Pan-Africanists and Liberals as not a “real” ideology and merely a cheap populism. But it is taken deadly seriously by the newly declared Mouvement Authenticité de la Révolution: for its supporters it promises a true rebirth of the congolese people from within rather than without. The Congo would be purged of malignant western influence by remaking the congolese individual in body, mind and spirit. This was the way to true freedom and dignity, far more than mere “material conditions” or to ape their constitutions.
With his newfound identity and strategy Mobutu will of course be a prime target for Huttig’s retribution, but as is always the case too few men and not enough supplies will stop Huttig from ever putting him down for good. Plus Mobutu had found a new friend: the Japanese. In the immediate aftermath of Huttig’s takeover the Japanese will support the APL, but will quickly grow disenchanted: the naked radicalism and distrustful nature of the APL will lead to the Japanese looking for a more reliable partner, and Mobutu will aggressively angle to become just that. After having been rejected by the Americans in favor of the MNC Mobutu is the only big game left in the Congo for Japan to back, and was always a master at co-option and personal magnetism. He will charm the Japanese mission to sing his praises in Tokyo, even if there is little they can do for him at the moment. This will change when Huttig dies: taking a gamble Mobutu will strike at Stanleyville, successfully forcing the retreating garrison to leave behind most of their weapons and capturing an airport through which he will finally have solid connections with the outside world. The bad blood between him and the MNC and APL will mean that there is no choice but to fight it out as the Congo war begins in 1966, this time with Japan backing him to the hilt.
Mobutu now seeks to become a legend. Already having gained a personal mythos after having been declared dead by the Germans several times, his wartime strategy will be to force the mass mobilization of the population. Under his personal name and with the backing of Japan he will force every man who comes under his control into his army, seeking to form a tidal wave of men which will overwhelm his enemies and make up for his lack of supply. If an enemy cannot be rooted out with simple force of numbers, it will be the job of his all Ngbandi “Leopard Division” or even better of Japanese “volunteers” to root them out. The success of this strategy is heavily dependent on momentum, and will rely on Japanese backing to arm itself. But if it is successful Zentralafrika will be no more, and neither will the Congo: The Republic of Zaire will rise as the newest power in Africa under the leadership of the nation's great guide: Mobutu Sese Seko. After a partial demobilization and a reconfirming of his alliance with “internal allies” such as the Tutsi under François Rukeba and the Bakongo under Holden Roberto he will initiate a grand campaign of national revolution and self aggrandizement: Zairianization.
Asian inspired architecture of the newly built Presidential Palace. Among those celebrating the creation of Zaire will be the Japanese. All sides have poured a great deal of resources into the conflict, and the victory of Mobutu will doubtless be a strategic boon for Japanese influence on the continent. Mobutu for his part recognizes the usefulness of his new “friends”, but neither side is blinded by the propaganda: the dangers and opportunities of Nationalism are all too familiar.
As mentioned in my previous post there are several common issues which any native unifyer must account for. The first among these is The Looming Famine: in the aftermath of years of war and mismanagement the supply of food to urban areas is critically unstable. And it is in this issue that the weaknesses of Mobutu’s regime will first be seen. Mobutu’s agricultural reform centers mostly on seizing land owned by the whites and his political enemies, and then redistributing it to himself, his political allies, and occasionally to the people. As everything with the Zairean revolution the purpose is twofold: to meet the needs of the people and to entrench Mobutu's personal political power. But often the second goal far outstrips the first: many of the people who gain this land do not know how to use the land productively, or if they do, are more interested in producing cash crops than they are in food staples. This is certainly the case for the massive amounts of land brought under Mobutu’s personal ownership, which will most often continue to grow the same way as the colonial plantations they were before. This reckless reorganization and focus on exports ensure that hunger will be an early and acute crisis for Zaire. The issue will be solved slowly, as roads are repaired and the rhythm of agricultural life is no longer disrupted by war, but the people need food now and more than anything else it is cassava and rice which the people demand from their leaders.
It is by meeting this need that Japanese influence first becomes a powerful thing. Though motivated in part by genuine charity from well off Asians, the provision of food and aid is also cynically used by the Japanese state to buy the support of the people and the local power brokers away from Mobutu, and towards themselves. This aid, plus the government's own subsidies of food imports, plus the natural healing from war, will lead to the crisis fading away but leaving all sides on notice that the future of Zaire is still being made, and that the Japanese are a major player in it.
The Mutilated Independence: The inability of Mobutu to take Leopoldville during the independence war is a blow to Mobutu’s prestige, not to mention Zaire as a whole. However he is pragmatic enough and has enough friends in Japan to hash out a deal with Nigeria and Gabon: the loss of the major port will not strangle Congolese exports or imports, only make them more expensive. But for both political and economic reasons the retaking of Leopoldville and the Kabinda port remain absolutely vital to the continued reign of Mobutu. To this end Mobutu’s solution to retaking Leopoldville is direct conquest, not because he can think of no other option but because it will give him the greatest personal prestige as a great conqueror. As such along with his policy of “Zairianization” and economic consolidation he will also invest a great deal into the army.
This army will see its strength tested as Mobutu tries to expand his influence beyond the Zaireian borders. Gabon may be protected by America, but unleashing blitz style attacks on Angola and Rwanda is fair game. In Angola he will seek to set up Holden Roberto as a fellow autocratic “Authenticité” leader by supporting his meager army against the warring angolan factions in an attempted knockout blow. In Rwanda he will need to be somewhat more cautious (unless something very bad happens) but ultimately seeks to return Kigeli V to the throne on the backs of his long time exile allies. In this way he will both expand his influence as well as surround Leopoldville with friendly regimes. When the oil crisis hits Mobutu will leap at the opportunity to crush the Germans by launching an all out assault on “Festung Leopoldville”, and if successful will greatly increase his prestige, as well as rehabilitate his image in the eyes of other revolutionary leaders as a “true revolutionary”. If he fails in these wars however he will decline, and need to lean ever more heavily on Japan to prop himself up. This is somewhat awkward for Japan itself: having previously backed leftist movements as their best options they must now choose between their old allies and the new anti-leftist gambles taken by Mobutu. But despite the heartburn Zaire is simply too valuable in the african chaos for Japan to not continue supporting it, and so the rising sun shall backstab their allies in the name of pragmatism to the benefit of Mobutu. And besides, these new factions typically promess a better deal than the socialists did.
Mobutu walks a fine line in African politics: though he has denounced the APL’s brand of pan-africanism he also wishes to be seen as a great revolutionary. Surrounded as he is by pan-african or otherwise revolutionary movements it is only good sense to say you are one of them. And to many Mobutu is just that: a liberating revolutionary who both freed and united great swaths of africa from pernicious white influence. But for the wider Marxist inspired world of African liberation his clear anti-communist is difficult to accept, no matter how well he speaks the language of pan-african pride.
Lingering Regionalism: In this question Mobutu is the most radical, and his policy is what you may know him for OTL. While all revolutionaries desire to establish a united identity, and some of them will do so by autocratic centralization, Mobutu makes the establishment of a “true” Zaireian nation a core part of his rule. As established in the Manifesto of Goma Mobutu promesses a national revolution in which regionalism will be swept away by a new, authentic program of nation building which will decolonize the Congolese mind as well as their hands. In practical terms this means the creation of a totalitarian state which will regulate and make “african” all aspects of life. Western influence will be attacked via the banning of christian names and nationalizing catholic church property. A citizen dress code will be implemented as well as a “traditional” family code which will favor male-dominated polygamy and property laws. Though his own praetorian guard of the leopard division is tribally biased the army as a whole will have a new organization forbidding any unit to be more than 20% uniform in tribal origin. This campaign is carried out with special zeal against the influence of Catholicism. Seeing it as both a challenge to his own power and as a malignant foreign influence Mobutu will make a great show of putting priests on trial and instructing his followers to declare that Mubutu is like Jesus and the MAR like the church. Schools, previously run almost exclusively by religious organizations, will be nationalized and their curriculum no longer permitted to teach Christianity but instead to teach “Mobutuism”. Though he will not have the strength needed to wipe out the church entirely during the 60s or early 70s Mobutu will be able to effectively cow this institution and dare any priest to say “sacrilege”.
This campaign will provide a degree of unity, pride and self confidence to the shattered nation beyond what any other program could do, but it is all provided through the image of Mobutu as the great sun king of the new nation. Mobutu will seek to become the center of a pseudo-religious cult of personality with mass public celebrations of his figure following him wherever he goes and an entourage singing songs in his praise.
A consequence of the personalism in this campaign is than any embarrassing failures will not only reflect poorly on the nation but on Mobutu himself. As such he will often get worked up by seemingly trivial matters: if the football team should be lucky enough to participate in the world cup they will do so under the threat that if they do not perform well enough it will see retribution on them at home.
But as part of building this cult he must never let any other person, even his own children, get a moment in the spotlight. Below him is transient chaos, while above him is none: he alone is the rock on which Zaire can be built. This policy is most clearly seen in his handling of the Warlord Plague. Here Mobutu has a two sided policy: All those military figures which he believes could pose a threat to his rule will at first be executed publicly and brutally. In the opening months of his reign he will institute a mini reign of terror to make an example of many warlords and political enemies. However, once the example has been made he will move on to a policy of co-opting these same men. Often through direct bribery, or through positions of prestige and other perks, local strongmen who will accept his rule are brought into the state machine by promising the opportunity to profit in exchange for loyalty. This opportunity is often revoked without notice or reason and personal rivalry at the top is encouraged: in this way no other individual is able to form a stable powerbase. But at the same time individuals previously kicked out of power may be rehabilitated just as quickly, rising once again to wealth and prestige on the auspices of Mobutu’s favor. In this way no elite is a permanent outsider, and the best move for many will seem to be “wait and see”. This of course makes the internal administration of the nation hell, but it does keep Mobutu in undisputed power without even the glimmer of a rival.
This policy of personal co-option extends even to The Belgian Question. The Europeans remaining property will be nationalized and they will be deported, but it will not come with the punitive brutality of the pan-africanists. Mobutu has no love for the Belgians, and will not tolerate their continued dominance, but he also has no special hatred for them, seeing them mostly as political liabilities and rivals rather than ideology defining enemies: that distinction goes to the Germans. But after this show of nationalistic force the door will be left open to their return: many of the nationalized properties are redistributed to those without the knowledge, skill or desire to maintain their productivity. As such when those same Europeans are offered the chance to buy back their property or even return to the Congo Mobutu will not get in their way: so long as they avoid getting lynched along the way by Mobutu’s notoriously brutal and poorly disciplined soldiers he will let them have their piece too so long as they accept that it is by his grace alone that they keep it.
Part of this leniency is out of a calculated mercy to Europeans: Mobutu is smart enough to know that making himself solely reliant on Japan is a poor strategy, and will seek to make connections with America, Italy and Brazil. Having mercy on the Belgians and keeping the door open to cooperation with the Euros is an easy way to mollify western opinion and thus maintain his own independence on the world stage. Of course even this policy has limits: Germany and those under her will see the door slammed shut.
Which brings us neatly into the great struggle which defines the early Mobutu regime: addressing the Economic Devastation. In keeping with his Authenticité program Mobutu wishes to nationalize all previously foreign owned industry, which is the vast majority of all industry, under the one-party state. These national corporations, modeled off of the Japanese Zaibatsu and Italian corporatism, will be either controlled directly by Mobutu, by his close political allies, or (to his own displeasure) by East Asians, most often the Japanese. Mobutu’s Japanese backers are willing to prop up his regime, to allow whatever social and political organization he wishes, but they have come to the Congo for a reason. That reason is money and resources, and with Authenticité pushing for the cartelization of all money in the Congo the Japanese demand to be let in. Mobutu cannot simply dismiss them: it is Japanese credit and weapons which ensure he stays secure and on top. But he is also unwilling to simply roll over for them: he is a nationalist and a deeply ambitious man, and will not be satisfied with anything less than personal ownership of the Zaire economy. As such the 60s and early 70s will be a contest between true Mobutu loyalists and pro-Japanese opportunists for who will gain a majority share of the new nation's economic resources. Japan offers cash, guns, food, technical advisors and diplomatic support (all of which Zaire really needs) in return for shares in the national corporations and local extractions. They will also play dirty by employing bribes, intimidation tactics, organized crime and even clandestine support of anti-mobutu civil resistance to put pressure on the regime to open up more space for the Japanese. To counter this Mobutu has all the tools of the state at his disposal, as well as the mobilization of his own hard core group of supporters for intimidation or political pressure on local leaders.
“Kazi ndjo baba, ndjo mama” (work, it is my father, it is my mother), is a common phrase in Katanga which alludes to the paternalist role played by large companies such as the Union Minière, which would provide housing, education, and sometimes even wives to their workers in exchange for productive loyalty. Even after the full German takeover “company work” maintained a facade of this relationship. Japan is well positioned to take up the old Union Minière paternalism tactics, offering workers higher and more regular pay than what native organizations sometimes can, while also reinforcing a culture of dependency which Mobutu is trying to break (or bend to his own ends).
It is this contest for the hard cash and rare metals provided by the Congo which will determine the final form the Authenticité regime takes. If Mobutu is victorious and secures the lion's share of the economy for himself and a large enough share for his allies the Zairean Revolution will be complete with major bonuses to stability and political power, and even more importantly to Mobutu’s personal fortune. Though never giving public access to his personal books Mobutu will be plausibly rumored to be worth billions, with he and his family being some of the foremost african business people in the world and minor celebrities in the co-prosperity sphere. However the economy will suffer greatly from this as all economic efficiency and business skill has been sacrificed in the name of Mobutu’s personal power: though he is the undisputed master of Zaire it will be a deeply dysfunctional country economically, and if commodity prices were to fall he may need to go crawling back to the outside world to bail him out. On the other hand if Japan wins Zaire will become a neo-colonial strip, with its most lucrative industries owned in part or in full by the Japanese and the state unable to do anything about it without critically undermining its own elite support. This will make Mobutu into only a multi-millionaire rather than a billionaire, as well as undermine his public image of all powerful invincibility. With the Japanese ambassador keeping a hawkish eye on him and his party Mobutu will be left to stew in his unhappy lot knowing that if he ceases to play the part assigned to him the Japanese can always find someone else. This will also be the end of the Authentice campaign as even uneducated workers can see that their bread comes not from “Father Marshal” but from their places of work, owned by foreigners once again. But it is arguably better economically, as the extractive industries are at least run competently and its workers will be paid in full and on time more often. In all cases Zaire will be a sphere observer, but in this case it will be a part of the Japanese economic sphere as well. The later 70s and 80s will be difficult times for either end as prices crash and the cumulative effects of bad government and foreign domination come to the fore. But that is a story for another day.
Japan or Mobutu, success or failure, unity or farce, one thing remains constant: the Zairean military officers are the new nobility of the new nation. Corruption is an endemic and potentially crippling issue in Zaire, and this is seen most clearly in the military, where officers will steal wages and army units will act close to bandits in the more remote regions, creating an atmosphere of fear. But the best position is that of an Air Force officer, with prominent families often paying through the nose for their sons to be educated in Japanese military academies to earn their wings.
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2023.05.29 13:33 ImVeryPasty Thoughts? Upgrading a current PC

Just finished putting together the parts list for my PC build upgrade. I'm trying to re-use what I can from the old build but it seems I will only end up keeping the storage and MOBO. Although if I upgrade to an AM5 MOBO i'd have to be getting a Ryzen 9 CPU and DDR5 RAM aswell which is a good $700 AUD more combined. Thoughts?
This whole process has been way more overwhelming than when I built my current PC around 4 years ago...And don't even get me started on choosing a monitor.

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U12A chromax.black 60.09 CFM
Motherboard: Asus ROG Strix X570-E Gaming ATX AM4 Motherboard (carried over from current PC)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory (currently have 16gb)
Samsung 970 Evo Plus 250 GB M.2-2280 PCIe 3.0 X4 NVME Solid State Drive (carried over from current PC)
Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200 RPM Internal Hard Drive (carried over from current PC)
Graphics Card: Asus TUF GAMING OC Radeon RX 7900 XTX 24 GB Video Card
Case: Corsair 4000D Airflow ATX Mid Tower Case
PSU: Corsair RM850x (2021) 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply
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2023.05.29 13:29 DaiLocDar WTC 7

1 - reconstruction of damage to the WTC 7 building (south facade) 2 - photo of the damaged building WTC 7 (south facade) ... a) about destruction: On September 11, 2001, the building was damaged by falling debris from the Mall's North Tower (at 10:28 am). When the North Tower collapsed, heavy debris damaged the south side of the building and caused a fire that lasted all day (from 10:28 to the collapse at 17:20) The collapse also damaged the southwest corner between the 7th and 17th floors and the south facade between the 44th floor and the roof; other possible structural damage included a large vertical gap in the center of the south wall between the 24th and 41st floors. Damage to the water supply system as a result of the fall of the towers disrupted the internal fire extinguishing system and prevented firefighters from effectively fighting the fire. After the North Tower collapsed, several firefighters entered 7 World Trade Center to search the building. They tried to put out small fires, but the low water pressure thwarted their efforts. During the day, fires flared out of control on several floors, with flames visible from the east side of the building. In the afternoon, fires were also observed on floors 6 to 10, 13 to 14, 19 to 22 and 29 to 30. In particular, fires on floors 7 to 9 and 11 to 13 continued to burn uncontrollably in the second half of the day. day. At around 2:00 pm, firefighters noticed a bulge in the southwest corner of the 7th World Trade Center between the 10th and 13th floors, a sign that the building was unstable and could collapse. In the afternoon, firefighters also heard creaking sounds coming from the building. At around 3:30 p.m., FDNY Chief of Operations Daniel A. Nigro decided to halt rescue operations and curtail all work inside/near the building and evacuate the area for personnel safety. The fire expanded the beams of the building, causing some of them to collapse. This caused the central column of the northeast corner (pillar 79), which was particularly large, to buckle below the 13th floor. This caused the floors above him to collapse onto the fifth level transition floor. The structure also developed cracks in the façade shortly before the entire building began to collapse. (A schematic view of the development of collapse with structural failure is indicated in the same article that I indicated in the source.). The total collapse time for the building is variously listed as 5:21:10 pm EST according to FEMA, and 5:20:52 pm EST according to NIST.
Conclusions: In May 2002, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) released a report on the collapse based on a preliminary investigation conducted in conjunction with the Institute of Structural Engineering of the American Society of Civil Engineers under the direction of Dr. W. Gene Corley, FEMA made preliminary conclusions that the collapse was not primarily caused by actual impact damage from the collapse of WTC 1 and 2, but by fires on multiple floors caused by the debris of the other two towers, which continued to burn unabated due to lack of water for sprinklers or manual firefighting. The report does not draw conclusions about the cause of the collapse and calls for further investigation. In November 2008, NIST released its final report on the causes of the collapse of 7 World Trade Center. This followed an August 21, 2008 NIST draft report that included a public comment period, and was followed in 2012 by a peer-reviewed summary in the Journal of Structural Engineering. In their investigation, NIST used ANSYS to model the events leading to collapse initiation and the LS-DYNA model to model the global response to the initiating events. whether there was structural damage from the collapse of the twin towers or transmission elements (trusses, beams and cantilevers). The lack of water to extinguish the fire was an important factor. ..............In the afternoon, the fires got out of control, causing the floor beams near column 79 to expand and push the key beam out of place, causing the floors around column 79 to collapse on floors 8 to 14. With loss of lateral support on nine floors. , column 79 buckled, pulling the east penthouse and nearby columns with it. Due to the deformation of these critical columns, the collapse then spread east to west along the core, eventually overloading the perimeter support, which caved in between the 7th and 17th floors, causing the remainder of the building above to collapse as a single unit. . The main reasons for the collapse were fires caused by office contents and lasting 7 hours, as well as the lack of water, the skyscraper collapsed from the fire. source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/7_World_Tr… ....... (I’ll add on my own: earlier I did NOT believe in such a “usual” and natural collapse of the 7th building. Now it looks logical to me, but meanwhile, I expect a wave of doubts from active adherents of the conspiracy theories )
b) about the history of construction: The original building of the shopping center had 47 floors, with a facade of red granite. It was designed by Emery Roth & Sons. The building was 190 m high. Its trapezoidal base was 100 m long and 43 m wide. The construction of the building was managed by Tishman Realty & Construction. The groundbreaking ceremony took place on October 2, 1984. The building opened in May 1987, becoming the seventh structure of the World Trade Center. Building 7 of the World Trade Center was built over a two-story electrical substation owned by Con Edison that had been on the site since 1967. The substation had a coffered foundation designed to support the weight of the future 56,000 m² 25-story building. The final design for WTC Building 7 was much larger than originally planned for the construction of the substation.
c) about the double name of the building and tenants: In November 1988, Salomon Brothers abandoned plans to build a large new complex in Midtown's Columbus Circle and agreed to a 20-year lease on the top 19 floors of Building 7 of the World Trade Center. In 1989, the building was extensively renovated to meet the needs of Salomon Brothers. This led to an alternative name for the building, the Salomon Brothers building. "Basically, Salomon is building a building within a building - and it's an occupied building, which complicates things," the area manager for Silverstein Properties said.
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2023.05.29 13:27 Psolace Havent built a pc in a while need advice.

My current build is: removed new build is below
My main question is, will everything fit in my case. Will the power supply be able to connect to that GPU?
If I broke a rule let me know, I havent been on reddit in years.
Edit: new version https://pcpartpicker.com/list/WfmRZw
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2023.05.29 13:21 Adventurous_Mix_1008 These comments on Kris’ Instagram are ENRAGING!

These comments on Kris’ Instagram are ENRAGING!
The amount of Kris support like this is enraging about jeymi when it was Kris who told her she should quit and start the food truck and then BAILED without at least doing research before doing that! Like can’t google some shit to be sure? It’s like she expected it to be dirt cheap and it is a LOT cheaper in compared to the US, but still a big chunk of change and to have the kitchen set. I saw it can range from 10k-20k. While America is 50k-175k. Wild. Big price difference but still a lot. It makes me mad cuz She’s Venezuelan and they hate them. So like people are prejudice To hire her. No one is more racist, or what’s a word for specific ethnicity regardless of color? But yeah it’s hard for her to get a job and she’s worked all her life too. Did these morons skip over all those scenes or???
But now she gunna be a lawyer!! Woo! Kris is so abusive and I hate that people can’t see It. Maybe many of us have been in abusive relationship and we recognize the behaviors from learning for so long researching 🤣
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2023.05.29 13:18 tigertrade1 Blockchain in Healthcare: Improving Patient Data Management and Healthcare Delivery

By improving patient data management and healthcare delivery, blockchain technology has the potential to transform the healthcare business. Healthcare providers are today confronted with a slew of obstacles in handling patient data, including concerns about data privacy and security, interoperability issues, and inefficient data management systems. Blockchain technology can assist in addressing these issues by offering a secure and decentralized platform for managing healthcare data.
What is Blockchain?
Blockchain is a decentralized digital ledger that allows multiple parties to securely and transparently store and share information. It functions on a distributed network, which means that no single entity has control over the network's data. A consensus mechanism guarantees the integrity of the data by verifying and recording transactions on a blockchain.
Improving Patient Data Management
Managing patient data in healthcare can be a complex and difficult procedure. With so many different healthcare providers, insurers, and other stakeholders involved in patient care, ensuring that patient data is accurate, secure, and easily available can be tough. This is where blockchain technology can help to improve patient data management.
How Can Blockchain Improve Patient Data Management?
There are several ways in which blockchain technology can improve patient data management in healthcare:
Secure Data Sharing: In healthcare, safe data sharing is vital, and blockchain technology can assist ensure that patient data is transmitted securely and quickly. Healthcare firms can use blockchain to develop a tamper-proof and encrypted platform for storing and sending medical data. Patients have access to their own medical data and can share it with healthcare practitioners as needed. This can aid in care coordination and ensuring that patients receive appropriate care based on accurate and current medical information. Furthermore, the implementation of blockchain can help lower the risk of data breaches and other security risks, while also improving patient privacy and trust in the healthcare system.
Interoperability: Healthcare interoperability is a serious issue, with diverse systems and data formats making it difficult to share and exchange medical information. Blockchain technology can assist in overcoming this difficulty by offering a decentralized and interoperable platform for the sharing of healthcare data. Healthcare businesses can use blockchain to build a safe and transparent network for sharing data across systems and organizations. This can improve care coordination, make research easier, and improve patient outcomes. Furthermore, smart contracts can be used to automate the flow of healthcare data, decreasing the need for manual intervention and increasing efficiency.
Data Accuracy: In healthcare, data accuracy is crucial, and blockchain technology can assist protect the integrity of medical data. Blockchain technology's decentralized and tamper-proof nature makes it a dependable platform for storing and distributing medical data. Healthcare institutions can use blockchain to ensure that medical records are accurate, full, and up to date. Patients can also help to improve data accuracy by updating their own medical records and double-checking the information provided by healthcare providers. This can assist to improve care quality and guarantee that patients get the right treatment based on precise and trustworthy data. Furthermore, the implementation of blockchain can aid in the reduction of errors and discrepancies in medical data, resulting in more effective and efficient healthcare delivery.
Regulatory Compliance: Regulatory compliance is a major concern in healthcare, and blockchain technology can assist healthcare firms in meeting these standards. By offering a secure and auditable platform for managing patient data, blockchain technology in healthcare can assist assure compliance with standards such as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Because blockchain is decentralized, data is not held by a single body, lowering the risk of data breaches and unlawful access. Furthermore, the transparency of blockchain can assist healthcare firms in demonstrating regulatory compliance to auditors and other stakeholders. Blockchain technology can help healthcare firms avoid costly fines and reputational damage by assuring regulatory compliance.
Patient Empowerment: Patient empowerment is a significant advantage of blockchain technology in healthcare. Blockchain empowers people to take an active role in their healthcare management by giving them control over their own medical data. Patients can securely keep and share their medical records using blockchain, allowing them to make more informed decisions about their health and treatment options. This can result in improved patient outcomes and satisfaction with the healthcare system. Furthermore, by allowing patients to own their own data, blockchain technology can increase patient privacy and autonomy, further empowering individuals in their healthcare decisions.
Healthcare Delivery
Blockchain technology has the potential to revolutionize healthcare delivery by increasing patient outcomes, strengthening data security, and reducing administrative operations. Multiple parties are involved in healthcare delivery, including providers, patients, insurers, and regulators. Blockchain technology has the potential to create a secure and decentralized platform for handling healthcare transactions, increasing transparency, and encouraging improved patient care.
Improved Patient Outcomes: Blockchain technology has the potential to improve patient outcomes by enabling the secure and efficient sharing of medical data. EHRs are critical to healthcare delivery, but managing them can be difficult due to privacy concerns, data accuracy, and accessibility challenges. Blockchain technology can assist in addressing these issues by offering a secure and decentralized platform for storing and exchanging EHRs. Patients have access to their own medical data and can share it with clinicians as needed. This can result in improved care coordination, quicker diagnosis, and more successful therapies.
Enhanced Data Security: Data security is a major concern in healthcare, and blockchain technology can help with this. Blockchain provides a tamper-proof and encrypted platform for data storage and transmission, assuring the security and protection of patient data from cyber threats. Healthcare firms can use blockchain to lower the risk of data breaches while still protecting patient privacy.
Streamlined Administrative Processes: Healthcare administrative operations can be time-consuming and inefficient, resulting in high expenditures and delays in service delivery. By offering a secure and transparent platform for coordinating transactions between healthcare providers, insurers, and patients, blockchain technology can help to reduce administrative operations. For example, smart contracts can automate claim verification and processing, eliminating paperwork and administrative cost.
Improved Supply Chain Management: The pharmaceutical and medical device industries face supply chain issues, with counterfeit products and inefficiencies driving up costs and endangering patient safety. By offering a transparent and secure platform for tracking the passage of products from manufacturer to patient, blockchain technology can assist enhance supply chain management. This can aid in lowering the danger of counterfeiting, improving product traceability, and ensuring patient safety.
By improving patient data management and healthcare delivery, blockchain technology has the potential to transform the healthcare business. It offers a secure and decentralized platform for managing healthcare data, with the potential to increase data accuracy, eliminate data duplication, and improve patient outcomes. Furthermore, blockchain can be utilized to improve the supply chain of drugs and medical devices, as well as clinical trial management. While blockchain use in healthcare is still in its early stages, it has the potential to alter the sector and enhance the lives of people all around the world.
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2023.05.29 13:15 mikrawler Are there any glaring issues with this build?

Hi all,
I was looking at upgrading my old gtx 1060/i5 6500 build but realised it's probably more straightforward to just build something new from scratch. Haven't been keeping super updated with what's out there but I'm looking for this build to be used for 1080p high FPS gaming (might invest in a 1440 monitor at some point but no current plans).
I know very little about motherboards and the case just looks funky, just looking for general advice if there's anything that won't work/can be improved.
How does this look so far:
PCPartPicker Part List
Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 5600 3.5 GHz 6-Core Processor £126.97 @ Amazon UK
Motherboard ASRock A520M-HVS Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard £49.98 @ Scan.co.uk
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL18 Memory £38.99 @ Amazon UK
Storage Western Digital Black SN770 1 TB M.2-2280 PCIe 4.0 X4 NVME Solid State Drive £49.99 @ Amazon UK
Video Card PowerColor Fighter Radeon RX 7600 8 GB Video Card £259.99 @ AWD-IT
Case Thermaltake S100 Snow Edition MicroATX Mini Tower Case £49.95 @ AWD-IT
Power Supply Corsair CV650 650 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply £61.48 @ Ebuyer
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £637.35
Generated by PCPartPicker 2023-05-29 12:05 BST+0100
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2023.05.29 13:06 TELMxWILSON NEW MUSIC from En:vy, Fred V, LSB, J:Kenzo, The Upbeats, fresh Noisia & London Electricity remix and more.. With a heavy Hidden Gem in review [+weekly updated Spotify playlist] New Music Monday! (Week 22)

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Picks Of The Week (by u/lefuniname)

1. Frannabik - The Savage Kingdom LP 💎 [Expedite Records]

Recommended if you like: HighThere, Absu_NTQL, Cyntax
Let's continue the Hidden Gem™️ weeks with another name I have been meaning to talk about for quite some time now: Frannabik!
Straight outta the Almerían province in Spain, Francisco Garcia Herrada has been building up his musical muscles (his Frannabiceps) from an early age. First by attending various underground Hip-Hop events, before making a smooth transition over to DnB, with him first entering the gladiatorial DJ arenas himself in 2014, as part of the Brain Holes group. Word of his dancefloor-destroying (Frann-)abilities got out quickly and by 2015, he also became a core part of the Private Room event series and gathered all sorts of accolades from the International Breaks Awards. Soon enough, you could also (Gar-)see him wreak havoc all over the continent, from Granada to Bristol, from Seville to Bratislava, from Prague to Valencia. It wasn't just enough to cause panic at the Frandiscos all over Europe though, he wanted to create some banging beats himself!
In 2019, the first of many fruits of his labour saw the light of day: Liqua! The following year saw him not just expanding on this freshly cusping flowery arrangement of gratis downloads, he also entered a couple of remix competitions, eventually even winning the one hosted by fellow Spaniards Save The Rave. It was at that point that he had firmly planted himself onto my and, considering the timing of it all, maybe even Expedite Records's radar. I'm of course referring to Francisco joining the Expeditian family of sick Neurofunk producers with his smasher Corruptions at the tail end of 2020! From there on, he would keep oscillating between the expertly done Neuro and the dastardly Deep stuff, with releases on Close2Death, South Yard and Zer0'2 Soul Collective, but Expedite would remain his favourite place to release on. Which is also why his debut album, The Savage Kingdom, is dropping on there!
But wait, we gotta catch up on the latest Expedite developments first. Surely you will remember the Bristol-based label from me raving on about label bossman XAETIS' banging double single or me falling in love with Niallo's bleeps and bloops, but it has been a good two years or so since then, so, what have we got? Their first label takeover, their first remix competition (for Frannabik's Down!), the rather huge PARAGONS compilation, the equally large REVISIONS remix project and releases by KRYOS, SYNE, XAETIS and TREMR. Okay, Tremr is usually not in all caps, but it just looked better in the sequence of events, alright?
With that out of the way, let's finally take a look at what our franntastically fresh friend has cooked up on this 10-tracker, the first solo artist album on the label! We make our way into this realm of the Neuro with the title track, The Savage Kingdom, with great atmospheric work and all sorts of ferocious animals creating a rather cinematic auditory jungle thicket, before the savage bass cuts through it to lay waste to them all. Our boy Keeps Em coming on the followup, with fast-paced nightmarish melodies infiltrating our brains while their accomplices, the distorted basses and the bonky snare, keep us on our toes, and even if you don't Believe me, you'll still be quickly met with Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson introducing the next fonky-flowing back-and-forth between the chonkiest of basslines and a flurriest of stabby stabs. Watch out for the second drop on that one!
It seems like we have strayed too far from the beaten path, as we have completely Lost The Way we intended to follow, and after a while of keeping up the pace thanks to the distant tribal, rolling drums and fighting off the ever-present and quite aggressive biting bass snakes, we simply Must Stop. Why? Because of the humongous, hostile, big bad evil bass completely steamrolling everything in its way! One by one, the trees just snap over, and before we meet the same fate, we run away as fast as possible, into the next best opening we find. In our rush, however, we didn't realise we were running straight into an Ambush! Machine gun fire everywhere, several of them coming very close to ending our mission here, fired off from the infamous A Coruña based Neuro veteran Loop Stepwalker, only giving our group the tiniest of breaks in between each salve. While mostly focused on the speed of it all, this one still retains a solid sense of rhythm and flow, even going into a little 4x4 excursion in the second half! One could say we stole one of their 4x4 trucks to get away. Yes, I like that.
With the added horse power of our escape vehicle, we finally make our way to our next destination, the Dealer. What does he deal in? Hefty basslines and hard-hitting snares, of course! While we have been supplied with a more than healthy dose of both so far, Frannabik luckily doesn't make the Dumb Assumption that we have had enough and takes us on another newschool-inspired, distortion-overflowing joyride, on which MC Kenna (who he met at a Zer02Soul Collective event!) provides an additional infusion of sick lyrical fuel to stoke the flames, resulting in a proper bonfire of a tune.
Before we get to the grand finale, we take one more breather, in the relative sense, on Only U, which ironically enough doesn't only feature Fran himself, but also his fellow Spaniard, Helium! With some more four to the floor action, some distorted bits and bops and the drums whipping us into shape, we ride through the beautiful guitar-laden scenery, until we finally arrive at our destination: The Prophet. Not just any old one though, the Prophet, one could even say the VIP of prophets! With Caliban's precise-as-ever lyricism, but nitroboosted, relentlessly rolling drums and all-around heavier instrumentation, we end our trip through the Neuro jungle on a high note. But what will come of the prophecies? Will we get out of the kingdom in one piece? What a cliffhanger!
Distortion en masse, chonky basslines out the wazoo, phat drums, a frannkly frannabig album.

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2023.05.29 13:03 notibanix DIY "TinyLoad" a constant-current load tester with 3D printed case

My two major self-studies over the last 6 months have been electronics and 3D printing. I designed and built this constant-current load tester. This device is a prototype for a more sophisticated device I've been working on for over a year. A load tester is a piece of electronic test equipment that allows for constant draw of current on an external device for testing purposes. Power supply testing and validating manufacturer's claims about batteries are two uses of this type of device. Professional-grade load testing devices run into hundreds of dollars.
My circuit can handle 3 to 30V, ~0 to 2 Amps, limited to around 20W. It has a meter for the load's voltage and current draw. Switches control load on/off, meter on/off, and a switch for a 80mm fan for cooling loads over 15W. The meter and fan are powered by a 18650 Li-ion battery. The circuit is built on strip board, except for the power transistor, which is a 2N3055 mounted on a large heatsink. This is needed because this device literally turns electricity into heat, and the plastic of the case starts getting soft around 60C.
Designing the case for this required me to learn 3D design fundamentals, which I had essentially zero experience with. I have spent a lot of hours on this. The case is made of PLA plastic, printed on my Ender 3V2 FDM printer. The case is printed in eight pieces: case shell, front panel, back panel, side panels, cover, and two daughter boards for the electronics and heat sink. Panels attach to the board using tabs and slots (later superglued for stability). The ends, side and back are designed for heat to exit while still having structural stability. The heatsink mount was designed so that it doesn't directly touch plastic at any point, again because PLA starts to get soft at 60C. I used PLA because it is easy to print and cheap. PETG has better heat resistance but has excessive stringing. I'm not currently set up to print ASA or ABS, but I'm getting there.
The entire case is 20cm W x 12cm D x 10cm H. Case uses M2.5 screws and heat-set screw inserts to hold the battery box to the case, and the cover to the case. I learned a whole lot from this project.
Things I had to actually do:
  • Circuit design, using parts on-hand
  • Simulation of circuit (LTspice)
  • Layout of circuit for stripboard (VeeCAD)
  • Assembly of circuit on stripboard
  • Circuit testing
  • Detailed measurements of parts and necessary spacings
  • Drafting of case design from multiple angles
  • 3D design of case, in many parts (TinkerCAD)
  • Printing of dozens of alignment guides to check fitments
  • Final printing (and re-printing) of case parts (30+ hours of prints)
  • Final assembly and testing
Electronic Design flaws:
  • Self-powered load means load depends very slightly on voltage
  • Can't handle loads less than 2 volts
  • Can't handle more than 1 amp load under 3 volts
  • Heating of shunt resistors causes load to drift for high power loads
  • Minimum load set by power indicator LED
  • Load setting is quite sensitive on a 1-turn pot
  • No thermal monitoring or battery voltage monitoring
Case design flaws:
  • Printing tolerances of +/- 0.1mm to 0.3mm cause problems with fitment of parts
  • No mechanical connection between the tops of parts and the case walls, or cover, causes some flex
  • M2.5 screw holes should have been larger for cover
  • Tight spaces keep down on size, but make assembly a real challenge
  • Getting 18650 battery in and out is a real pain
  • PLA material has excessive flex, and limit use of device to loads with < 60C on heatsink



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