Hardware Engineers: Main Duties and Responsibilities (00:28)
Thomas Castner works for a start-up company building the electronics that go inside of lab instruments.
Hardware Engineers: Career Beginnings (01:22)
While studying mechanical engineering, Castner discovered his love for robotics. He gained proficiency at electronics building nano robots.
Hardware Engineers: Keys for Success (01:45)
The field's broad discipline requires attention to detail. Castner explains the benefits of being curious and being willing to ask for help.
Hardware Engineers: Education and Certification Requirements (01:43)
While no certification is required, Castner explains how he stays up-to-date on hardware products.
Hardware Engineers: Workplace Atmosphere (01:19)
Castner describes the casual and friendly atmosphere in which he works.
Hardware Engineers: Advice for Aspiring Pros (00:45)
Book learning only goes so far; Castner says building and testing is the best teacher.
Hardware Engineers: A Day on the Job (01:36)
Castner's day includes working with a current project and/or planning ways to build and test new products or improve old ones.
Hardware Engineers: Industry Goals and Services (01:07)
Hardware engineers build things that have circuits. They work to improve products and make them more affordable and safer.
Hardware Engineers: Industry Challenges (02:50)
Castner discusses meeting consumer expectations, protecting trade secrets when outsourcing, and the industry concern over safe battery disposal.
Hardware Engineers: Looking at the Future (01:38)
Castner discusses a world in which everything will be connected by the internet, concerns with the power consumption of battery operated products, and the future demand for hardware engineers.
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