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Do-group Family Tree: Catching up to the past

In a previous article the history of Electrical Engineering do-groups was explored after a dive into the Scintilla archives. A lot of information was dug up, but a lot remained hidden. Thanks to contributions by some do-group veterans, many improvements could be made to the orignal tree. With memories, some more vivid than others, and the help of photographic evidence, the family tree could be updated until the turn of the century. ...

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Do-group Family Tree

Important Notice “Despite the author’s best effort, the family tree presented in this article is incomplete and incorrect in some branches. A new article has been published with an updated version of the family tree, check it out here. If you have any improvements to the accuracy of this article, don’t hesitate to contact us!” During the start of every Kick-in you perhaps make one of the most important choices of your student career. ...

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Icons of EE: Werner von Siemens

The 19th century was host to some of the largest scientific advances. Hence it is only fitting that, within the topic of Icons-of-EE, we focus on perhaps the largest topic, the electrification of the world. The previous article introduced George Westinghouse, a proud American and provocateur of AC-power. His War of the Currents was originally driven by the need to light up the world. But the availability of electricity also provided the means for other applications. ...

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Icons of EE: George Westinghouse

Science and engineering are great, as long as they are used. Think of vaccines, which lose their value when fewer people make use of them. That is why this article on another icon of Electrical Engineering heroes not necessarily a man known for his inventions, but for his propagation of other men’s ideas. The 19th century was host to some of the largest and most useful developments in physics, electronics and science in general. ...

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50 years of Royal Recognition

After the introduction of a reformed Dutch constitution, many things in the Netherlands changed. The citizens got more freedom: of speech, religion, etc. This also meant that there was more liberty in creating groups of like-minded people. That is why, in 1855, a new law was passed that allowed associations (vereenigingen) to be set up freely. The government need not get notified of the foundation of new associations, unless the association wanted to become a legal person on its own, removing duties and responsibilities from the (board) members. ...

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Icons of EE: Oliver Heaviside

In the last edition of ‘Icons of Electrical Engineering’ we met Richard Feynman (See Vonk 37-3). Among other things, he is famous for the creation of ‘The Feynman Lectures on Physics’ which are commonly used to lecture students on a wide variety of physics subjects including electrodynamics. As you all (will/should become to) know, electrodynamics can be described by the four Maxwell equations. However, James Clerk Maxwell derived a total of 20 equations with 20 unknowns to describe this part of physics. ...