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What should a contract Electrical Engineer deliver once a project is complete?

I'm getting ready to hire an electrical engineer for a small contract job - creating a prototype. What I'd like to know is, what should I have him deliver to me when the project is complete? I ...
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Online guide to electronics [closed]

I had the luck to have someone who could explain everything to me, but most starting hobbyists don't have someone like that. Is there a guide available which covers all the basics, like formulas, ...
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What is *actually* a *standard part*?

This is something that has bothered me for ages. I wasn't sure it could be made up as a question here, until Olin Lathrop suggested it to me in a comment to another thread. We all know what we are ...
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How make hardware documentation?

I'm building some slides for my class about how we should document the hardware we are developing. I'd like to list the documents we should make when building some hardware. I was inspired at UML ...
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Why put unpopulated components on a BOM?

I've ran into quite a few engineers from unrelated backgrounds that put unpopulated components on the BOM. Some will do a section clearly labelled DNP at the bottom, others will leave them dispersed ...
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Learning to read datasheets

As an electronics engineer, I understand one spends a lot of time understanding datasheets. I discovered the skill of reading datasheets is much more difficult than I expected. If anything, a ...
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Any information on BLS, BLD, HU, etc connectors

There are a few similar types of connectors: BLS, BLD, HU, PHU. They are frequently encountered in electronic devices, but I couldn't find any information on them. Google only finds a bunch of places ...
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GPS pinning parameters

I have a Venus634LPx GPS on a breakout board from SparkFun. The documentation is very cryptic, so I did not manage to configure it manually through the UART (although I can read data from it). ...