What I'm Working On Next

After two years self-employed at Insights In Automation, it's obvious where you, my customers, want me focusing my time: Training. While you have hired me to write PLC programs and convert HMI files, and even have gifted me a dozen "coffees" in...

The Automation Blog Celebrates Its Four Year Anniversary!

Happy Anniversary TAB! Did you know The Automation Blog turned four years old last month? And that during that time we've had over half a million unique visitors stop by, generating well over one million page views? The reason all those people visited...

A week full of challenges

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Good morning everyone! You know, it's been a long time since I've been so happy to see a week come to an end, but I have to say I'm definitely happy last week is over! It all started ten days ago...

Over two hours of PLC communications how-to

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Good morning visitors, If you're new to The Automation Guy blog, this is where I post about what I've working on over at The Automation Blog, Minute, Podcast, and School. Recently in preparation for recording some advanced communication lessons in my...

Happy Holidays from The Automation Blog!

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With the holidays upon us, I wanted to take this moment to wish all of you a very Happy Holiday! I had hoped to have a few new articles and videos posted this week, as well as additional lessons for...

What I learned at Automation Fair's Automation Perspectives

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This morning I was very fortunate to join members of the mainstream industrial automation media at Rockwell Automation's Automation Perspectives session. Never having attended one of these events before, I didn't quite know what to expect, and I have to...

My Automation Fair 2016 Session Picks

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Now that session registration for Automation Fair 2016 is open, I wanted to share my session picks as well as sessions I'd recommend to those new to Rockwell products. My Picks for "New to Rockwell" attendees: Below are the hands-on courses...

What I've been working on...

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So you may be asking yourself, "where's Shawn been?" as the updates to my blogs, videos, and podcasts have been a little sporadic. Well, for the last several weeks I've been focusing on remaking my two year old PLC Basics video...

What I learned in my first year as a Lego League coach

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The 2105-2016 Lego League season is now over in Berkshire County. And as it was my first year as a coach, I thought I would share the lessons I learned in today's article: NEW: Check out the video version of the article here: http://www.theautomationblog.com/episode-33/ 1)...

Free

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Get free Tech Support and Training Courses: Since launching my own business, I've received many requests for free email, phone, and in person technical support. I've also had quite a few request for free or low cost vouchers for my training courses. So in...