Engineer Guy

on November 24, 2015

Engineer Guy is a series of videos that efficiently explain how everyday objects are designed and function. Surprised I haven’t posted about it yet.

Arthur Ganson

, , on November 2, 2013

Arthur Ganson creates kinetic sculptures.
Also a fun to place visit with an exhibition of Ganson’s and other great things to play with is the MIT Museum.

How a Mechanical Watch Works

, , on January 27, 2013

Time is such an amazing, reflective concept.
History of timekeeping devices.
History of navigation.
History of longitude.

Swept Frequency Capacitive Sensing

on May 10, 2012

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Fundamentals Of Small Arms Weapons

on January 10, 2012

Part 1 features the logical progression of engineeringĀ mechanismsĀ developed to accomplish The Cycle of Operation:

  1. chambering
  2. locking
  3. firing
  4. unlocking
  5. extraction
  6. ejection
  7. cocking
  8. feeding

Part 2 and Part 3 build upon this basic model, ending with a fully functional firearm.
If you liked these videos, check out this other one about differential steering.
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