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Creative Lab Scope Technique is a troubleshooting system to help you fix any car. It sounds simple, but it can be as complex as it needs to be. It is freedom. Freedom from agonizing over lengthy trouble trees and diagnostic procedures that often lead you into a maze from which there is no escape. Freedom to use your mind and devise your own tests to get the answers you need. Why stay in the maze? Just climb over the wall and get to the cheese.
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Comments from students:
I had to travel four hours to attend the two day class, spend the nights in a motel, and have my shop shut down for two and a half days to attend. This is such a good class that I will do it again.
Tom Roberts class not only taught me basic and advanced lab scope techniques, but also some very important rules for everyday automotive diagnostics. He explained the reasons for using a lab scope, and taught when and where a lab scope is most useful, and how to interpret what is being seen. Along the way he gave hints and answers to some of today’s most common and sometimes rare problems that we technicians are running into on today’s automobiles. This class is a must for any automotive technician who wants to keep up on the latest diagnostic techniques and further themselves on diagnosing the complex systems on today’s vehicles and tomorrow’s.
What aspects of this program did you like the most?
· Nerds is the most informative class I have ever attended including manufacturer classes.
· It teaches a skill that can and will be used in an everyday workplace for automotive techs.
· Very well thought out, very informative. Tom is extremely knowledgeable and walked us through the learning process very well. I can’t say enough about him or his teaching.
· The new toys for work
· The different types of vehicle downfalls and strong points on electrical problems.
· The tips on problems or vehicles I’m not familiar with. I needed the lab scope knowledge.
· Real auto problems and use of the scope.
· The fact that it dealt with real life situations and everyday failures in automobiles. Hands on work shops. Computer wave forms viewing. Showing aspects of scope patterns and what to watch out for.
· Down and dirty tricks, quick tests, etc.
Do you have any overall comments about the instructor’s lecturing style, interaction with students, use of media equipment, and the classroom facilities in general?
· All good
· 95% very well put together. Very informative instructor.
· The classroom was good, the lecture style helped me to understand the information better.
· The instruction related well to the students and used a wide range of teaching aids. He encouraged interaction among the class and helped provide a comfortable learning situation. Tom Roberts is an excellent instructor.
· The use of the lab scope data base was very interesting and allowed me to understand things more clearly.
· It was obvious at the end of the first class Mr. Roberts spent a lot of time to teach this class. His integrity shows when he is teaching.
· Over all very good. Well put in his words of easy understanding.
· The classroom facilities and media equipment use, allowed Tom’s interaction with us to happen as much as needed.
· I wasn’t expecting this class to be so well laid out, full of information, and well taught. I also wasn’t expecting Tom to be such a great teacher. All my expectations were exceeded tenfold.
· The equipment available for teaching this course is very good and just what is needed.
· Instructor’s knowledge was extremely impressive.
· I am extremely pleased. I wish he taught another class because he is a wealth of knowledge and I’m sure it would be great.
· I hope we have this class available again soon. I'd like to re-take it because I think I would learn something new each time.
· Tom should hold other classes also on different aspects of our type of business.
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Here are some Nerd Series graduating class pictures.
The 2001 Mac VandenBrink and Tom Roberts seminar in Olympia, Washington was a hit. Click here to see some pictures.
Comments on The Creative Lab Scope Technique Page
· Thanks for putting your years of wisdom onto the web. I find your information superb.
· Hi Tom--I just want to say a quick thank-you for all the information you have shared on your website and thru iATN. I enjoy reading any of your material. Also I want to let you know that I built your TFI pickup tester and have used it with 100% accuracy so far. It weeds out the marginal ones everytime. Our shop works on domestic vehicles only so I have tested a lot of Fords, it's great.
· First of all thanks and well done for such a great site, just started reading a small portion and have already learned alot.
· Just run onto your page through iATN and wanted to tell you that I think it is great. The articles you have prepared are excellent. I also have been in the business a long time (46 yrs.) and do about the same as you....driveability, teach lab scopes ,etc. (no motorcycles!!) Congratulations, Tom, on such good work and thanks for making such a significant contribution to our industry. I truly appreciate what you have done.
· Hello Tom, Just found your site this evening and wanted to say, thank you for all your efforts, it is a great resource.
· I manage an a/e repair shop in Melbourne Australia. I would just like to commend you on your site, I do a lot of fault finding with my scope and found your site very informative. Any hints and tips are always welcome in this trade as you well know and I will definitely use some of your expert advice......................thank you for your help
· Awesome info Tom. Thank you very much it was just the stuff I was looking for.
· I read an article about your Web site and it said to check out the Toyota diagnostics. As I read your article I couldn't believe how easy they are to check out. The way you wrote the article made every thing fall into place. You never get that type of description out of manuals. I printed out the article (wave forms and all) and now have a hard copy sitting in my tool box just waiting for the next no start Toyota to come through the door. The way you used to explain the Toyota syndrome was so good I had to let you know. Thank you for your time and effort to this article. Great Job.
· Just a note of appreciation for your site which I located thru the iATN. An easy and painless learning experience.
Tom Roberts has over 35 years of varied professional automotive experience. He completed his apprenticeship in 1980 and served many years as a diagnostic specialist. Tom started his career in a gas station and earned his Journeyman certification at a Ford dealership. Since then, his experience has included owning and operating his own shop and working for various independent repair facilities. He has also been part-time instructor at South Puget Sound Community College, where he has chaired the Auto Advisory Committee. Tom makes appearances around the USA at trade shows, conventions and conferences. He has also taught classes for ASA, NACAT and other groups, and presenting the highly acclaimed ‘Nerd Series’ from coast to coast. He is a supporting member of the International Automotive Technician's Network, where his contributions date back to the beginning of the forums, and is a member of ASA.
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