Sandy Munro’s Christmas Episode & Tesla Parts Giveaway
Well, it is that time of year again. We have finally reached Christmas of this whacky and as Sandy puts it, “miserable” year. However, Sandy and the team at Munro would like to take some time to bring you a little Christmas joy with our Christmas special.
In this episode, Sandy has some spirited messages regarding this sobering year, but most importantly, he lifts our spirits and awards the winners of the many car parts and whatnot, so if you were near the top of that list getting us over the 100K subscriber mark please watch to find your name, because for many of you, there is only your YouTube name and not your real name, so we need to get in touch with the real people that won so that we can get your mailing addresses and send you your prizes. If you see your YouTube name at the end of the credits in the list of winners, please get in touch with us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
This episode is seriously funny and heartwarming so please have a look, but either way, the team at Munro would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas, Hanukah, Kwanza, etc., and a Happy New Year. We hope you are all safe and look forward to making many new videos for in the upcoming year… including the new Model 3 😉
Industry Week 7 Developments Shaping Automotive in 2021
Sandy Munro get featured in the Industry Week article “Back to the Future: 7 Developments Shaping Automotive in 2021 and Beyond” by Laura Putre. On page three of this seven slide article entitled, “Battery Battles Heating Up”, we see the familiar picture of Sandy Munro working on and explaining his mock up of the battery bay system using example replica’s of the new Tesla 4680 batteries.
The article goes on to explain why everyone is watching Tesla’s developments with both awe and fear and why Sandy thinks that the legacy automakers are going to have a hard time catching up. It’s a great article for some sobering statistics on Tesla’s new batteries as well as where the legacy automakers stand.
In this previously unreleased video, Sandy tells a few stories about Dr. Edward Deming that from personally working with him in the past. From funny to serious, this episode shares some insights and anecdotes that you will not find in any book or other interview.
The greatest take away from this video is how much Dr. Deming cared about the people on the factory floor and how much he detested when arrogance and greed creep in from management.
A few stories to warm the heart and lessons that stand to this day.
Munro’s Follow-up Episode On The 4680 Battery Pack
In this episode, Sandy follows up from his last video we did on the 4680 Battery Pack where he addresses several of the comments we got about the original video. Some interesting points go into more detail about how the system is cooled using the Octovalve and why those choices were made as well as Tesla incredible ability to make quick and smart design changes.
Sandy also reveals that our humble channel has finally reached the 100K subscribers mark and that in a future episode we will be announcing the winners of the various prizes that will be distributed soon!
In this episode, Sandy builds a Tesla Battery Tray using Light Guide Systems. This ingenious setup allows an operator to assemble a complex series of parts with a great amount of ease and precision by giving the operator visual steps on the screen as well as on the parts themselves; shining a light in the shape of the parts and illuminating the places where pieces must be inserted/assembled.
The Light Guide System is the world’s leading software tool for Augmented Reality Manufacturing, enabling even a first-time operator to quickly and painlessly get trained and perform new processes and assemblies. As you can see in the video, Sandy is assembling the battery tray for the first time, but it takes him no time at all to figure out what he has to do in any particular operation to assemble the parts.
According to their website, Light Guid AR Software Engine enables and provides the following:
Install seamlessly onto single workstations or across entire assembly lines.
Project visual prompts in the form of text, graphics, animations, pictures, drawings, or videos.
Eliminate operator reliance on printed work instructions, computer screens or memory for guidance.
Provide operator guidance and confirmation that each step was properly completed.
Capture full digital traceability: automatically record cycle production times, defects, and variable part data to drive real-time data, analytics, and reporting.
Error-proof operations, even in high mix / high variation environments.
Interface across the Enterprise via realtime connectivity to both custom MES environments as well as standard platforms (ie, Siemens Mindssphere, Microsoft Azure, and PTC Thingworx
But don’t take my word for it, watch this fun video and be blown away by the innovative tool:
Sandy Munro Puts Battery Day Doubters In Their Place On E For Electric
Sandy once again appears on E for Electric to put the Tesla Battery Day doubters and naysayers in their place by going into depth about why the changes proposed by Tesla are groundbreaking and ultimately industry-changing.
Sandy starts off talking about the mega-casting and its importance to the Model Y and next-generation vehicles from Tesla as well as making the battery system an asset to the structural integrity of the cars going forward.
Then we get into the battery itself: From diameter to chemistry and configuration to going tabless, this battery is going to kick some serious butt! How is the market going to respond? How will rival battery manufacturers compete?
This episode of Munro Live takes a turn for the different where Sandy does a live unboxing video of the iPhone 12 Pro. As a sort of follow up to the video we did on Apple now distributing their iPhone without an AC adapter Sandy is looking to see where else they may have improved on when it comes to boxing and some shipping surprises that Sandy uncovers.