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      Merry Christmas from The Automation Blog!

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      Wishing You and Yours a very Merry Christmas!

      Tips for Working Efficiently from Home

      This week millions of Americans will begin working from home for an extended period of time. For most, it will be the first time they've worked from home for such an extended period of...

      Automate In Sci-Fi Style With These New T-Shirts!

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      I've been a huge Sci-Fi fan since at least 1977 when one of the most iconic Sci-Fi films of all time was released. In the spirit of that movie (and automation geek-dom,) today I'm announcing...

      Automate In Style: Check Out Our New T-Shirts!

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      Since I started The Automation Blog back in 2013, the one non-technical question I've been asked the most was when I was going to offer blog branded merchandise? Well today I'm happy to announce our...

      Happy New Year from The Automation Blog!

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      Wishing You and Yours a Very Happy and Healthy 2020!

      Happy Thanksgiving From The Automation Blog!

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      Wishing all our readers and viewers a very Happy Thanksgiving! We hope you have a day filled with happiness, and we're very thankful that you choose to make TheAutomationBlog.com one of the sites you choose...

      What's New at The Automation Blog for May, 2019 (video)

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      In today's video I update our visitors on what's new here at Insights in Automation and The Automation Blog for May, 2019: [vimeo 366845140 w=750 h=420]

      Merry Christmas from The Automation Blog!

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      Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas!

      Inside Insights: Studio Renovation

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      Today I'm starting a new behind the scenes series, "Inside Insights," that takes a look at what's going on here at Insights In Automation. In this first article of the series, I want to share...

      A New Look & What's Coming for 2018!

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      We are pleased to announce that our newly updated business site, Insights In Automation, now provides you with all of our automation resources in one place. You will find helpful links to The...

      Happy Holidays!

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      Good morning, Just a quick post to wish you all a very Happy Holiday week!

      What I'm Working On Next

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      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...

      The Automation Blog Celebrates Its Four Year Anniversary!

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      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...

      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...

      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...

      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...

      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...

      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"...

      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...

      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...