Diagnostic essay - Cici Lu 593 Mosher Jordan 200...

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Cici Lu 593 Mosher Jordan 200 Observatory Street Ann Arbor, MI 48109 January 10, 2012 Mr. John von Neumann Director of Personnel Little Toy Blue 1 Varsity Drive, Suite 1973 Ann Arbor, MI 48108 Dear Mr. von Neumann: I’m writing to you to convey my potential as an engineer in your company as well as what I hope to achieve as an engineer. In order for the majority of this letter to have some significance I shall start with my background. In high school, I took a course in circuits, which, one could describe, commenced my career in computer engineering. Circuits fascinated me almost immediately because it allowed me to apply my knowledge of electronics and combine it with creativity to create something that is useful and possibly original. For my final project in the class, I created a portable iPod or iPhone charger that ran entirely on two AA batteries. Before I even started the project, I did research on the current products on the market and nonApple products worked on Apple products. This was a challenging project because it was the first project that forced me to apply the knowledge I learned in class to create something; however, through patients and hard work, I was able to find what I needed to complete the project. I purchased a circuit board that would help wire everything together, began soldering the parts on the board, and fit all the parts in an Altoids mint case. The portable charger I built can charge a dead iPhone halfway up, something I consider quite a success. Through the circuits’ course I took in high school, I have often found myself looking at electronics, wondering how they work, and if I could build them. Over winter break, I designed and built a prop from one of my favorite television shows—a sonic screwdriver from Doctor Who. Similar to the process I used in making the portable iPod charger, I figured out what I wanted the prop to do, then designed the circuitry based on that. Once the circuit design was complete, it was time to create an outer body, which I made out of
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This note was uploaded on 03/03/2012 for the course ENGR 100-250 taught by Professor Peterchen during the Winter '12 term at University of Michigan.

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