engineering

Using the design process

Using the design process

In engineering, programming, web design and most other creative work, many people consciously use The Design Process. The PBS show Design Squad provides some great examples of how people can work with this system. There are also plenty of resources for working with students and other learners on their site. The Android G1 is pretty […]

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“Paper engineering”

“Paper engineering”

Check out this astounding papercraft from Haruki Nakamura [via EMS Labs]

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Taipei 101 damper movement during earthquake

Phuaalvin happened to be visiting the Taipei 101 on May 12, when the Great Sichuan Earthquake occurred. It must have been terrifying to see that damper moving like that; according to Wikipedia, the damper weighs 660 metric tons, and is suspended from the 92nd to the 88th floor. A tuned mass damper is designed to […]

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Engineering resource site

Engineering resource site

While doing research on a Make: Books project, I came across this awesome site of engineering information covering materials, design, processes, engineering formulas and math, all sorts of delectable goodies. The site has the unfortunate name eFunda (I thought it was an online lender or something). It stands for “Engineering Fundamentals.” EFunda prides themselves on […]

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