Join us for a one-of-a-kind diagnostics seminar:

Pressure Waveform Acquisition and Analysis, From The Inside-Out


April 30 – May 1, 2021


Rosedale Technical College
(215 Beecham Drive, Suite 2, Pittsburgh, PA 15205)


(Includes textbook, dinner on Friday as well as breakfast and lunch on Saturday)


“Problems don’t exist, only solutions”

This seminar is structured to take the pressure-transducer novice to a whole new level. The goal is for someone with lab scope/engine mechanical operation knowledge, to gain the ability to capture pressure waveforms (from the intake manifold/tailpipe and in-cylinder) and be able to use the information to make diagnostic-decisions. The course will cover transducer functionality with both absolute transducers as well as delta transducers. It will touch on the benefits and characteristics of both types of transducers and how they can be used to gain an edge. Diagnostic-approach will be carried out using real world examples and actual case studies from my own library. Attendees leave with confidence to invest in the tooling to perform pressure testing and analysis to improve accuracy and efficiency.

Give Back the Gift of Education in the Trades

Net proceeds from this seminar will support Rosedale Technical College’s institutional grant program for prospective students pursuing a career in the trades industry.


Schedule of Events:

(Subject to Change)

Friday, April 30

6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.: Meet and greet with Paul Danner of ScannerDanner*
Casual social gathering with cookout dinner included

*Optional to attend and only for individuals registered for Saturday’s seminar.

Saturday, May 1:

7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.:  Registration and Breakfast

8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.:  Mini Series (led by Paul Danner)

9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.:  Session I (led by Brandon Steckler)

1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.:  Lunch

2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.: Session II (led by Brandon Steckler)

Closing Remarks


Thank you to our Sponsors:


About the Instructor: Brandon Steckler

Professional Background

Brandon began his career in Northampton County Community College in Bethlehem, PA. There, he was a student of GM’s Automotive Service Educational program. In 2001, he graduated top of his class and earned the GM Leadership award for his efforts.

He later began working as a technician at a Saturn dealership in Reading, PA where he quickly attained Master Technician status. He later transitioned to working with Hondas where he aggressively worked to attain another Mater Technician status.

Always having a passion for a full-understanding of system/component functionality, he rapidly earned a reputation for deciphering strange failures at an efficient pace and became known as an information specialist amongst the staff and peers at the dealership. In search of new challenges, he once again transitioned away from the dealership and to the independent-world, where he specializes in diagnostics and drivability.

Today, he is a working technician at a large facility near the NE side of Philadelphia, PA. Along with beta testing for Automotive Test Solutions, he writes for MotorAGE Magazine, teaches for CARQUEST Technical Institute as well as WORLDPAC, INC. and develops curriculum/submits case studies for other training companies. Brandon contributes weekly to Facebook Automotive Chat groups and truly enjoys helping others to attain a level of understanding that will serve them well throughout their careers.

Personal Mission Statement

To help maintain or improve the level of professionalism amongst today’s diagnosticians and to help grow the number of competent diagnosticians of tomorrow.

About Paul Danner

Paul Danner is an ASE L1 Certified Master Technician with twenty-eight years of field experience in electronic, electrical and drivability diagnostics. For nineteen years he has been employed as an instructor at Rosedale Technical College where he has taught Engine Performance Diagnostics and Electrical and Electronic Systems troubleshooting. Fifteen years ago he opened his own mobile diagnostic business which performs electrical and electronic diagnostic services for garages in the South Hills of Pittsburgh. The information gathered through this work in the field has enabled Paul to utilize up-to-date information and real-world scenarios to make his classes such a valuable resource for today’s technician. In April of 2011, Paul started filming his case study work in the field and began uploading these videos to YouTube, so his students could learn first hand the testing methods he teaches in the classroom. Paul says “My only goal in these early years of filming, was to simply make my classes better! I never had the intent of creating something for the world to see and learn from”. Now, these YouTube videos have lead to a global platform, with views and followers in over 150 different countries.

With the success of his YouTube channel, Paul decided in 2013 to start filming all of his classroom lectures at Rosedale Technical College and began uploading them to a members only portion of his website called ScannerDanner Premium. Paul considers ScannerDanner Premium to be his “global classroom” and has had the opportunity to see and hear about lives being changed from all over the world with his teachings. Please take a moment and read the feedback page of the website to see some of these success stories.

Paul is a proud graduate of Rosedale Technical College.