Origin of common symbols.

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My colleague Filip is testing the power supply for a Schunk industrial robotic arm.

My colleague Filip is testing the power supply for a Schunk industrial robotic arm.

I always thought “vaio” was such a weird brand name, but what do you know. The first part represents analog signals, by assuming a form of a wave. Also, the first two letters can be “v” as in Volt and “a” as in Amperes, the physical units of electric potential and current. Cleverly, the dot can also symbolize the product of the two, that is electric power. The second part is “io” as in input and output, representing digital signals. Clever Sony, very clever.

I always thought “vaio” was such a weird brand name, but what do you know. The first part represents analog signals, by assuming a form of a wave. Also, the first two letters can be “v” as in Volt and “a” as in Amperes, the physical units of electric potential and current. Cleverly, the dot can also symbolize the product of the two, that is electric power. The second part is “io” as in input and output, representing digital signals.

Clever Sony, very clever.

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Wall of dials on a control panel at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. These dials once indicated the levels of individual control rods within the reactor.

Wall of dials on a control panel at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. These dials once indicated the levels of individual control rods within the reactor.

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My friend / colleague is preparing to program the robot. (That weirdly does not have its own name yet.)
The black box is the power source, it is used when the robot is not running on batteries. The charger is a separate device. Marek prepares to program the robot by connecting the chassis to the ground of the USB port on his laptop computer. Our guys learned to do this the hard way, as you’d guess something went very wrong previously…

My friend / colleague is preparing to program the robot. (That weirdly does not have its own name yet.)

The black box is the power source, it is used when the robot is not running on batteries. The charger is a separate device. Marek prepares to program the robot by connecting the chassis to the ground of the USB port on his laptop computer. Our guys learned to do this the hard way, as you’d guess something went very wrong previously…