Communication is an issue, because if we don’t communicate we won’t know what the problem is. This is an important point, and not just something you should remember. It’s a basic premise for all discussions, and when you have a problem that you can’t communicate about, you might as well call it quits until you solve it. It might be difficult, but it might also be the wisest decision.
A Communications in Simulink problem that I ran into was a table that was set up to be a two-way communication device. There was a single node between the nodes, and it could be put on either side of a solid wall.
The matrix logic matrix was connected to the main board on the far left side, and the user to the main board on the far right side. It should be obvious that it was going to be impossible to talk directly to the user, since that would require a direct connection between the user and the main board. Therefore, a table was created, which was fairly large, because it would have to serve several people at once.
The problem was that it was difficult to find a place to put the table. It was going to be connected to the main board by a thick piece of tubing, and that meant that I had to have a place on the table where the table would fit perfectly, and yet still be protected by the tubing, and that’s really hard to do.
To solve this problem, I thought about how to make communication between the nodes possible through the table, and so that it would be possible to use the table to pass messages from one node to another. After a bit of thinking, I realized that what I really needed was a table and some communication modules.
I saw that a communications module could be placed behind the table, and then moved around, and that was much easier to accomplish than I thought. There are actually many different ways that a communications module can be attached to a table, depending on the needs of the work.
To give the work place a little more flexibility, I decided to add another node, to the far left of the first node, and then connect it to the communications module with a small cable. I thought about connecting it to the wall, but since it was going to be hidden away, I decided to keep it behind the table. The module was able to carry out the same functions as it was previously doing, but it was hidden away from view, making it a very useful addition to my workspace.
If the module isn’t needed, it can be easily removed and placed in another room. In this way, a person who can’t communicate can use the module without it breaking any equipment. In this way, I am able to do communications between areas where I need to communicate, without having to shout to each other.
It’s hard to believe that a modular module is so simple, but it’s very efficient. Even though the device is large, it has the perfect properties of a simple item, while still having the ability to function efficiently.
A communication problem is one that I think is worth solving, because it gives us a chance to learn how to communicate better. It’s not the kind of problem that we can solve by having a simple solution.
When I used a Communications in Simulink problem in my work place, I learned alot, and I was even surprised at some of the things I learned. This makes me very happy, because I have the knowledge to do my job, and I feel proud of myself for taking some steps in this direction.