Tag Archives: Creativity

#EngineerClips – “Power Ski” – March 18, 2022


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#EngineerClips – “Drawn to Write” – by Ken Hardman (Feb. 27, 2022)


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#EngineerClips – “High-Speed Chairs”


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#EngineerClips – Bathing with Bottles


by Kenneth Hardman “Jake!” Mom calls out from the bathroom. “Ya, Mom?” “Why is there a case of bottled water in my bathtub?” “It’s an engineering experiment, for my middle-school science class.” “An engineering exp…?” Mom pauses, then slowly inquires. … Continue reading

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It’s Engineers Week Day 1 – Read or Share “Get a Grip”


I chose engineering as a career because it satisfies my interest in mechanisms, machinery, automation, innovation, and making things that serve people. Engineering pays well and provides good benefits. Let’s celebrate Engineers Week by reading an Engineering Story. Better yet, … 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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Big Hero 6 – An Engineering Story with Adventure


While on an engineering trip to Maui (yes! Hawaii on business, but that’s another story), I took an evening after work to see Disney’s Big Hero 6 in Kahalui. I was impressed. Instead of telling you all about it, I … Continue reading

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7 Missing Basics of Engineering


In my 12th year of coaching college engineering students, I concur with David Goldberg in his assertion that engineering students are missing eight skills critical to being a complete, effective, and whole engineer. View his talk at TEDxUIUC, “7 Missing … Continue reading

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2014 FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) Kickoff


It was snow and ice on January 4th, 2014 at Hillcrest High School in Utah where I attended my first FIRST kickoff session. It was cold on the outside, but inside the school the bagels were warm and the anticipation … Continue reading

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