I love learning new stuff. I also love learning old stuff because it helps me understand new stuff at a deeper level.
PLC – Programmable Logic Controllers, as well as newer styles, are used in industrial automation. You have a machine you want to do the SAME THINGS over and over again without failing. Ever. It just has to work. Millions of times.
Coming from a computer-programming side of things, I love seeing things from the OTHER direction: going from “real world” electrical components to programming: Listening to him, I can sense the awe of how powerful a thing we take for granted basic computer automation really is.
As Artificial Intelligence and future robotics becomes “all the talk”, it’s good to remember where it all comes from. This.