Hello from Baltimore, MD

Hello from Baltimore, MD

Thursday evening — March 23, 2016   (First post of this travelogue)

I am in Baltimore for an NTT assignment.  This was a public class held at the La Quinta (see map below). 

This is my favorite class to teach:  Mechanical Drives.  To make it even better I much prefer the public class as opposed to our on-site classes for just one customer.  As it turns out, all of the students (6) work for Anne Arundel County.  The class was from Tuesday though today.

NTT has upgraded their Mechanical Drive and Shaft Alignment trainers.  As a result our lab manuals needed to be updated.  I was retained by NTT to write the lab manual for both classes.  It turned out to be a pretty big assignment.  I did all the photo documentation as well as the text.  Our Mechanical Drives lab book is 65 pages.  This is the first class to use the “production” version of the manual and it seemed to work well for the various exercises.

The students were great in this class and that make the teaching effort so much better/fun.

The teaching assignments for NTT have really dropped off the past year or so.  On one hand, that is not all bad since it allowed me to do a lot of work on my projects.  However, the loss of income is significant.  It turns out that this is the first of three consecutive classes that I am teaching.  For the next two classes I will be at Pfizer in St. Louis teaching Mechanical Drives the first week and Shaft Alignment the following week.  Maybe more work will be available and that will give me the option to balance work and play {grin}

Tomorrow morning I will fly back to Denver. 

That is all for this trip.

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