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Old 16th May 2008, 03:29 PM   #151
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Earl,

I think it best to hire a summer (unpaid) intern from one of the better colleges near you. I'm sure there are a few soon to be EE's that can solder, use a DMM, sort parts, do QC, and test....

College is over for summer soon,

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Old 16th May 2008, 03:44 PM   #152
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Earl,

I think it best to hire a summer (unpaid) intern from one of the better colleges near you. I'm sure there are a few soon to be EE's that can solder, use a DMM, sort parts, do QC, and test....

College is over for summer soon,

Chris

First off, I don't solder my crossovers. Solder is a sure road to failure. Mine are all mechanical conncetions.

Its just not realistic to hire someone - anyone - when I haven't got enough business to even support me.

I do hire my neighbor when I need to do eavy lifting, but never to do something that I can do myself.
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Old 16th May 2008, 03:47 PM   #153
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Fair enough. I was just a suggestion, and why I recommended an unpaid intern.

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Old 16th May 2008, 04:35 PM   #154
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Fair enough. I was just a suggestion, and why I recommended an unpaid intern.

Best,

Chris

I don't know about CA, but here in MI college students are not dumb enough to work for free!


I'd take all the "free" help that I could get.

My kids won't even work for free!!! But they are spoiled rotten so that explains it.
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Old 16th May 2008, 04:43 PM   #155
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It really depends.

I live in Santa Clara aka Silicon Valley....and big companies like Intel and Sun have paid internships for college students. Smaller companies and civil posts are generally unpaid. I don't know if dumb enough is the right way to look at it. Some college students don't need to make money, but they all need real world experience. I think you have something unique to offer.

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Old 16th May 2008, 05:32 PM   #156
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It really depends.

I live in Santa Clara aka Silicon Valley....and big companies like Intel and Sun have paid internships for college students. Smaller companies and civil posts are generally unpaid. I don't know if dumb enough is the right way to look at it. Some college students don't need to make money, but they all need real world experience. I think you have something unique to offer.

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It was a joke, but in all honesty, I don't know a college student who would work for free. Those that I know have no interest in audio. Its not like it used to be.
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Old 16th May 2008, 08:41 PM   #157
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It was a joke, but in all honesty, I don't know a college student who would work for free. Those that I know have no interest in audio. Its not like it used to be.
Just look for the ones carrying the sign that says, "Will work for speakers."
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Old 16th May 2008, 09:07 PM   #158
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Is it too early days fore a groupbuy on the raw 12-15" waveguide

does Earl know anything about our groupbuy function ?

lets keep Earl busy to make him stay
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Old 16th May 2008, 09:40 PM   #159
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Is it too early days fore a groupbuy on the raw 12-15" waveguide

does Earl know anything about our groupbuy function ?

lets keep Earl busy to make him stay

I know about the function. If I had an order for say a dozen of each size I could be persuaded to invest in the tooling. The 12" would normally be $250 and the 15" $300. I could do those, by the dozen, for $200 and $250 respectively. I would have to be paid for these up front so as to be able to buy the molds.

Shipping would be extra of course.
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Old 16th May 2008, 09:49 PM   #160
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A question, why did you settle on the 10" for selling to DIYers if you say the 12-15 sounds better ?

Practicality ? Come on, we know those things are going to be huge.

Also, what are the crossover points ?
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