Category Archives: Design

Rescue on Angel’s Landing – a near future fictional story by Ken Hardman


exploring heavy-lift drones, semi-autonomous control, bio-medical engineering, materials science, robotics, smartphone technology, tactile sensing, anatomical recognition, noise suppression, emergency 3D printing, inflight drone re-fueling, drone swarm weather sensing, power regeneration, and animal voice recognition. STEM Magazine, February 2022, page 28 … Continue reading

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#EngineerClips – ‘Elevator App’ by Ken Hardman


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#EngineerClips – “High-Speed Chairs”


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I’ve discovered Arthur C. Clarke


As you know, I have been writing contemporary fiction, Engineering Stories that are based on recent experiences in my career, but because I love to ‘do’ engineering, I love to solve technical problems, very challenging technical situations, I have been … Continue reading

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Engineering Project – Re-inventing the 35mm Color Slide Digitizer


I can’t help myself. When I get it in my head to create a solution or solve a problem, it doesn’t matter that it has already been done before. I love finding a quick, in-expensive solution to a need. In … Continue reading

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Sketching


I whole-heartedly agree with the following brief article on sketching for engineers. Please take a few minutes and read what this engineer has to say. Sketching improves the ideas, brings forth solutions, and drives the work forward. http://mechanical-engineering.in/forum/blog/209/entry-774-the-importance-of-sketching/

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Spreading Spectrum Modulation and Peanut Butter – Part 2


(Continued from Part 1) “I can’t open my jar of peanut butter,” he exclaimed from the corner of his mouth with an overturned jar in his lap. “You’re a mechanical engineer; let’s design a mechanism for my wheel chair that … Continue reading

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Engineering the Bottle Cap Opener


At BYU, the engineering Capstone senior project year is now underway. There are 179 students. The first two weeks included lecture on the fundamentals of product development by Professors Carl Sorensen and Brian Jensen regarding Opportunity Development, Architecture Development, Subsystem … Continue reading

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Desirability and Transferability


I have some great ideas, they’re spinning in my head They come to me at dawn, while sleeping in my bed The one I got on Tuesday? a must for every home The one I got on Wednesday? an app … Continue reading

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One + One-half = Four


“Rick?” Becca burst into her colleagues office with her laptop half open. “In the 3D-Printer specification you state that the extruding-head must move precisely to four equally spaced positions.” Rick let go of his mouse, leaned back and put his … Continue reading

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