#borrel #guide #gezelligheid

Dutch Student Culture 101: 'Borrel' for DUMMIES

Pretty much the only word of Dutch on which everyone agrees on that it cannot be translated into English, is the beautiful ‘borrel’. It is a mysterious term with which almost every (Dutch) student has a positive association. For fresh first-year students or our international students that want to learn the Dutch culture, there is a lot of unclarities and questions: How the %&$! do I pronounce it? ‘Borrel’ can be described as in the International Phonetic Alphabet as [bˈɒɹə͡l], although I doubt that will be of much help to you. ...

#Icons of EE #Renot #Hofstede Crull #Twente

Icons of EE: Rento Wolter Hendrik Hofstede Crull

As the last edition of ‘Icons of Electrical Engineering’ crossed the Atlantic into London through the efforts of Sebastian Ziani de Ferranti, you might have a clue of where we’re headed. Inspired by the Oyfo Technology Museum based in the old Hazemeijer factory in Hengelo I visited some time ago, it is time to discover the local engineers that were at the foundation of powering our dearest Twente. Born in 1863, Rento Crull was a Dutchman contemporary to icons as Ferranti (1864). ...

#kick-in #do-groups

Kick-In 2020: Shockingly High Potential Despite Virus

In memory of my own fantastic but exhausting Kick-In, I enlisted early on. I wanted to relive the experience, next to continuing the (yet) short-lived legacy of HIGH POTENTIAL. Although Jonas and I had a lot of fun during this year’s Kick-In, it was quite different from what we signed up for… Origin Story First off, it might be good to know some background info. Jonas and I were to continue our fresh, new do-group into it’s second generation. ...

#Ferranti #Current war #AC

Icons of EE: Sebastian Ziani de Ferranti

The name Ferranti has been notorious in electrical engineering history until Ferranti International P.L.C. finally went bankrupt in 1993, after having experienced over a century of business. This article will reveal the achievements of a very important player in the Current War, although he did not appear in many of the media at the time. Ferranti was less a man of drama, he rather let his inventions speak for themselves. ...

#Brown #Current war #DC

Icons of EE: Harold P. Brown

Although the War of Currents might seem a classic feud between Edison and Westinghouse, both Army Generals had their lieutenants. For Westinghouse, Nikola Tesla was an important player because of his advancements in alternating current inventions. Edison was far from alone in his fight, receiving unofficial cooperation from Harold P. Brown, feared by many as “The Executioner”. Brown rose when the competition was getting ever more heated, when Edison needed him the most. ...