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About JE


 NEWS...........

The Triumph land mine rover successfully carried out its mission on a simulated mine field in a March 2003 demonstration. It searched out and marked metal plates on the ground. Recently an opportunity for the sale of the prototype has arisen.

In just under 8 months, the Triumph team was able to release the prototype version of the Mark I land mine rover. By carefully analyzing the project requirements in September 2002, the team was able decide a working solution, which involved a Tricycle-type rover with 3 fixed flag dispensers that would sweep a 19.5 x 13.3 field. With a specific design philosophy in mind, the team was powered to begin their work programming PIC assembly code, etching PCBs, and machining masonite boards. By mid-January, the individual subsystems were almost completed and ready for the next stage of development, system integration. In various stages of development, Triumph was the first of the competing mine rovers to reach its milestones. In early February, Triumph was a fully autonomous system, giving the team over a month to rigorously test and prepare the rover for March 18th 2003, the public demonstration day.

For more details, see the Triumph website.

Stunning Revelation

Several years of difficult PR work, giving the company a face of corporate strength, are coming to an end. JE Corporation is just now beginning to publicly admit that it actually consists of only one person. Internationally, this information is likely to surprise approximately three people, according to the latest data from our web server.






Facilities and Departments

JE is located in Kingsville, Ontario, Canada.


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The History of Janzen Electronics

Janzen Electronics was born in 1988 with its first major product, an automatic fish feeder (left). This was only a prototype version though, and it served as a unique curiosity for a small number of people. This was true for several of JE's first products, including: a simple cash register; a car audio system-in-a-box ; an electrolysis machine that separates water into hydrogen and oxygen; a talking (yes, talking) automatic plant watering machine; and a digital light dimmer control.

1994 upped the ante with a polished laboratory power supply and a digital sound effects recorder. Janzen Electronics continues on its mission to create, with ever more works in progress and bulging closets full of wires.

The automatic fish feeder (1988). It is meant to sit on top of a fish bowl or aquarium. The fish food is placed on the black platform, and at the set time of day the platform swivels down and drops the food. Also, a small light turns on at this time so the fish can see its meal at night.

 Old News...........
1998

Automated Home Receives Awards

In the 1998 Windsor Regional Science Fair, Automated Home earned a gold medal, as well as the Manufacturing Technology and Engineering special awards. The winning system consisted of software running on a computer, plus a small-scale model of a house. The latter had working lights, appliances and switches, which were electronically linked to the computer.

2002.08

Exodus

In a unique move, the entire staff is on temporary leave until May 2003, intending to upgrade their qualifications. This may disrupt business; more specifically, there will be no business.

2003.04

JE Schedule

The entire staff is soon returning from their odyssey to the ends of the earth in search of enlightenment. Business as usual resumes in May.