Category Archives: Design

STEM Talk – Engineering is Cool


Watch Ken Hardman, an aerospace engineer and author talk to a group of youth about the engineering of airplanes, rockets, and space vehicles. Learn about mechanical, electrical, civil, chemical, industrial, and computer engineering. Watch, listen, and learn about Science, Technology, … Continue reading

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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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Engineering project – Under pressure to get the air out


I mentored this team to design a repeatable method to keep air out of an under ground pressure transducer. We used math, science, statistics and other engineering tools to satisfy our customer. Great job team.

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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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The 30 minute orthotic – revisited


Yesterday I met my new Capstone team. They are bright, they are smart, and they are anxious to have this great experience. As we began examining the assigned project, I found myself reflecting back on a prior Capstone project. This was … Continue reading

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