Toys will always be a part of our lives. I have always been fascinated with toys. The kind you buy as well as the kind you make yourself.
Every year I treat myself to some of the toys you can buy. This year it was a HTC Incredible Android Smart Phone. The fun part is to explore the capabilities of the toy, the free apps and what can you do with it at work.
I am a factory automation engineer among other things. I love new projects and travelling to vendors facilities to test and accept new equipment.
Usually Factory Acceptance Tests (FAT) will entail carrying a heavy ring binder or a lap top. This year I am going to try something different.
Maybe I will import the Test Plan into my Android Smart Phone. Here is a list of things I could do to have a very good record of all the “happenings” during the test. All this with free apps from the Android Market Place
- Record videos of the Test Run
- Image unusual or alarming conditions
- Record vocal comments
- Note down Test Parameters
- Record Vibration Signatures
- Record Sound dB levels
- Check Levels
- Share data with colleagues on the Cloud
- Log Test Data
- Explore equipment manuals with QR codes
- I am sure readers will find a host of other interesting things to do 🙂
And as Kelsey Grammer say’s in Down Periscope
“I love my Job”
What a great age to be alive and kicking