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So, I am in the market for a new job.  Today I did something I haven't really done before, I brought my Arduino and a couple of shields I've made with me to the interview.  It was great when I was asked, "what do you like to do for fun?"  I pulled them out, and explained about Arduino. 

The shields aren't terribly complex.  One is a RTC clock while the other is a LED matrix (8x6) I made just because I had a bunch of blue LEDs sitting around. 

Even better, I was interviewing for a component company.  The hiring manager noticed their parts on my board.  That hadn't even occurred to me.  I've been using a reel of their components for my personal projects for a very long time.

Moral of the story, show and tell always goes over well.  Now, we will see if the technique worked.  smiley-wink
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That's awesome. smiley They definitely won't forget you. smiley Good luck.
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It was a successful technique.  smiley-wink
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It was a successful technique.  smiley-wink

Yea, probably better then bringing in your personal gun collection as a show and tell.  smiley-grin
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"This is my rife, this is my gun.  This is for fighting, this is for fun...."
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"This is my rife, this is my gun.  This is for fighting, this is for fun...."

Give me a break, I was in the Air Force, guns were all we had.

On the other hand we USAF enlisted were known to be a little smarter then the other services, we sent the officers out to fly and fight, while we stayed back at the bases.  smiley-grin
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Yea, probably better then bringing in your personal gun collection as a show and tell.  smiley-grin
Depends on where you're interviewing.  smiley-twist

Living where I do, I can think of a few places where it might help (keeping in mind that my "collection" consists of a single venerable revolver, so I can wear the whole thing on my belt without looking too out-of-place  smiley-cool).  I can even think of one where I know it would have helped: the client was a major gun fan.  And I actually wound up going to work armed for a while after drug smugglers took strong issue with his refusal of their offer of money for safe passage through his property.
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"This is my rife, this is my gun.  This is for fighting, this is for fun...."

Give me a break, I was in the Chair Force, guns were all we had.

On the other hand we USAF enlisted were known to be a little smarter then the other services, we sent the officers out to fly and fight, while we stayed back at the bases.  smiley-grin

Fixed that for you... 4 years as a Navy cryptologist and 3 spec ops smiley
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