Good morning Locals,
Here's an update of what I have planned this week :-)
First, if you use ViewSE I want to recommend you read the Q&A I had with @dftowner1 since it covers some really cool stuff about using Placeholders with Shortcuts.
That said, I did have to update the "Ask a Question" page at the blog as I started getting inundated with basic questions from people demanding answers. Now hopefully I clearer about what that form is for, but you can be the judge by checking it out here: https://theautomationblog.com/questions/
This week I also have three more pieces of content already scheduled for https://TheAutomationBlog.com/: A quick look at an IFM encoder, A freelancer article about Trending in the PV800, and Siemens comes on my Automation Tech Tip show to demo View of Things.
That leaves me with one or two articles to write myself to fill out of the week, and I'll probably work on those this Wednesday.
As far as meetings this week, I have two with potential Podcast guests, and late it the week I'm scheduled to record a new episode with a software company. Also, a 3D camera company reached out to me about coming on the show, so we'll see if I can get that scheduled this week as well.
As far as working on courses, I've started editing the first half of my Mastering Logix Applications course, and so far it's coming along nicely! I will have to re-film one lesson as the mic was set to the wrong input, but I'm happy with how the other lessons are coming out.
Most don't realize how much work goes into editing video - it's so much easier to stand in front of a group and teach since you can correct yourself on the fly knowing that everything you say isn't being recorded for all time ;-)
I also continue to receive new PLC parts for a course a Vendor would like me to teach about their product - I won't do into details right now, but it honestly could be my most popular course to date, and the vendor is being super helpful in helping me pull it off!
And on the legacy side, I picked up a PLC-5/12 with a four slot chassis and P7 power supply. I'd been looking for a nice looking four slot to use in my upcoming Ultimate PLC-5 course, and this one also had two 32 point discrete IO modules (I didn't have any of these) as well as two analog modules, so it was a good opportunity.
Of course anytime you buy something used you need to test it, so I got my Studio B CLX GWY up and running again to connect to the DH+ and load a program into the PLC to be sure everything was working.
Aside for all that, I continue to prepare for recording my new Ultimate Courses while filming writing articles and filming shows for the blog.
And a couple of pet projects I work on now and again include a series of The Automation Blog "Books of Knowledge" as well as student workbooks for The Automation School.
And that's basically what's going on here this week. If you have any questions or comments feel free to post them as reply's to this post.
Have a great week,
We take a first look at the Moxa EDS-2005-EL Ethernet Switch in this episode of The Automation Minute. To learn more about it, check out the below links:
Moxa Switch Product Page: https://www.moxa.com/en/products/industrial-network-infrastructure/ethernet-switches/unmanaged-switches/eds-2005-el-series?utm_source=automationblog&utm_medium=video&utm_campaign=EDS-2000-EL
PS - I included some bloopers at the end ;-)
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I take a first look at the SCALANCE XC124 Unmanaged Switch from Siemens in this episode of The Automation Minute.
Launch Sale: I'm launching my latest course today, Mastering Logix Applications™ using PLCLogix 5000, and I'm offering it at 40% OFF, at just $29.99! (for a limited time.)
This is a great course for those who want to learn to create applications for #AllenBradley #ControlLogix and #CompactLogix but can't afford to buy a copy of RSLogix / Studio 5000, and a physical or emulated PLC.
You can complete this entire course using the PLCLogix 5000 Fifteen Day Demo, and we also offer the course FREE to those who buy PLCLogix 5000 from us for $299!