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Mechanical engineering is the discipline that applies the principles of engineering, physics, and materials science for the design, analysis, manufacturing, and maintenance of mechanical systems. It is the branch of engineering that involves the design, production, and operation of machinery.
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  1. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    27/06/2017
    NASA Technologies . . . Actually, I think many people do know about these things. Still interesting.
    Wayne Yoshida
    7 Great NASA Technologies You Don't Know About
    www.designnews.com Despite what you might have heard, NASA is harder at work than ever. We take a look at seven technologies NASA is developing to take humans to Mars and...
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  2. ProducerJuan Imaz

    Juan Imaz

    19/06/2017
    Why You Should Change to Hybrid Cars in 2017
    Why You Should Change to Hybrid Cars in 2017Constant fluctuations in global oil prices, market forces and increasing new technology have all resulted in the growing switch in the car industry to alternative gas-saving machines. Hybrid car sales are on the rise and a growing popularity to...
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    Netta Virtanen
    23/06/2017 #6 Netta Virtanen
    @Wayne Yoshida How cool and environmentally-friendly that you have a Prius! =) I think that hybrids are amazing as they are so quiet and green for the planet!
    Wayne Yoshida
    21/06/2017 #5 Wayne Yoshida
    Here's another hybrid car to add to the list: Koeningsegg Regera

    http://koenigsegg.com/regera/
    Wayne Yoshida
    21/06/2017 #4 Wayne Yoshida
    Thank you @Netta Virtanen for sharing this, and to @Juan Imaz for writing this article. Lots of research went into this post!

    I've owned a 2009 and currently drive a 2010 Prius. It has nearly 150,000 miles on it, and still runs like new. The first thing you notice is how quiet hybrid-electric cars are. Many times, I will hear some strange new noise coming from someplace, and then notice it is the car next to me!

    The second thing you notice is the acceleration capability when in "Power Mode." This should be the default setting.

    One thing, and this is a personal opinion, is the decreasing sales of the Toyota Prius. Researchers are attributing some of this to the other vehicles out there, but so far no one has mentioned the aesthetics of the car: It is quite ugly. The "fangs" at the rear are just too - um - radical for me.

    I may switch to the Chevrolet Volt. But the current version looks like a Honda Civic. What's a "green car fan" to do?

    On a more positive note:
    Don't forget the amazing hybrid technology going into the LMP1 (Le Mans Prototype) race cars from Toyota and Porsche and others. Racing always pushes the technology and will eventually find their way into every day (hybrid) cars.
    Laurent Boscherini
    19/06/2017 #3 Anonymous
    Thank you @Juan Imaz for sharing your insightful post. Disruptive innovations do not try to bring better products to existing customers in established markets. They should offer a new definition of what’s good, simpler, more convenient, and less expensive products that appeal to new or less demanding customers, but definitely not yet for Hybrid cars (fuel/electricity), even if I drove very sporty ones too. Hydrogen solutions could be more relevant for the next decade, in term of Global Eco Efficiency.
    Matt 🐝 Sweetwood
    19/06/2017 #2 Matt 🐝 Sweetwood
    I race BMws and have owned M3's and even the rare 1 Series M Coupe. About 3 years ago I got to test drive an i3 hybrid in Las Vegas during the CES show. The smoothness and acceleration were shockingly good. I'm became a believer and notice I just spoke about driving dynamics - It's a great car and the fact that it was a hybrid was a just a big bonus.
  3. ProducerFar Marzara

    Far Marzara

    16/06/2017
    Entry #1 - Life - Getting out there!
    Entry #1 - Life - Getting out there! Life. The meaning is ‘Getting out the door’. Sometimes you need to force yourself out of your comfort zone in order to grow. You need to push yourself to your limits and test your abilities to understand your full potential and expand on it. It...
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  4. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    15/06/2017
    From The Woz: The Secret to 'Insanely Great' - Engineering and the Maker Attitude
    Wayne Yoshida
    Steve Wozniak Praises Makers and Open Source
    www.designnews.com During a keynote at Atlantic Design & Manufacturing 2017, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak shared his thoughts on open source, the Maker movement, and why engineers should build for...
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    Wayne Yoshida
    15/06/2017 #3 Wayne Yoshida
    #2 Thank you @John Vaughan for sharing
    John Vaughan
    15/06/2017 #2 John Vaughan
    Thank you, @Wayne Yoshida
    Basics
    John Vaughan
    15/06/2017 #1 John Vaughan
    The Grail
  5. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    12/06/2017
    Slide Show from Maker Faire Bay Area 2017

    So many things to do!

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/146635418@N02/34281883174/in/set-72157681763454123/lightbox
    Wayne Yoshida
    Maker Faire Bay Area 2017
    www.flickr.com Photo by Hep Svadja MAKEPHOTO...
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  6. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    06/06/2017
    From Maker Faire Bay Area 2017 - A paper airplane that has flapping wings!
    Maker Faire Bay Area 2017: Flapping Wing Paper Airplane
    Maker Faire Bay Area 2017: Flapping Wing Paper Airplane John Collins - "The Paper Airplane Guy" - demonstrating one of his many fancy paper airplanes at the Maker Faire. John holds a Guinness World Record for the...
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  7. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    05/06/2017
    Video: Something seen at Maker Faire Bay Area 2017: The Sextant Tesla Coil. More videos coming soon . . .
    Maker Faire Bay Area 2017: Sextant Tesla Coil 1
    Maker Faire Bay Area 2017: Sextant Tesla Coil 1 More music (noise?) from the giant Tesla coil at Maker Faire Bay...
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  8. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    02/06/2017
    Video: Hmmm. I wonder if I should do this to my 2010 Prius . . .
    Wayne Yoshida
    This Toyota Prius Was Built to Autocross (w/ Video)
    gas2.org With a Lotus and a Porsche as his weekend cars, this Toyota Prius owner was hoping for a bit more from his daily driver, so he made it something...
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  9. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    30/05/2017
    Video: Nissan Titan Truck Beats Mini Countryman in Braking

    Interesting comparison.
    Wayne Yoshida
    How can the Nissan Titan brake quicker than a Mini?
    www.motorauthority.com A Nissan Titan weighs 5,811 pounds. A Mini Countryman weighs 3,629. The former requires a shorter distance to reach a complete stop from 60. Sounds crazy, but it's true, and Jason Fenske from Engineering Explained is here to, well, explain how the...
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  10. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    26/05/2017
    A Great Reason Maker Faire - and the practice of "making" - is important. Consider the value of amateur radio as a kid's hobby and the impact of their future.
    Wayne Yoshida
    Skills Gap Widens in Electronics Manufacturing
    www.designnews.com US electronics manufacturers are having difficulty finding skilled production workers, as well as engineers with industry experience in process, test, and quality...
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  11. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    22/05/2017
    Maker Faire Bay Area Fire Displays
    Maker Faire Bay Area Fire Displays The...
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    Wayne Yoshida
    23/05/2017 #1 Wayne Yoshida
    Interesting what you can do with "BBQ gas" - liquid propane - and some imagination. . . .
  12. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    20/05/2017
    Maker Faire Bay Area Day 2
    Maker Faire Bay Area Day 2 Saturday we expect to be very busy...
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  13. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    20/05/2017
    Maker Faire Bay Area demo
    Maker Faire Bay Area demo Particle full stack IoT...
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  14. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    19/05/2017
    Maker Faire Bay Area Outdoor 1
    Maker Faire Bay Area Outdoor 1 A giant Mouse Trap game, fire breathing sculptures and big machines at the outdoor...
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  15. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    15/05/2017
    Remember the kid's game "Mouse Trap"? Did you have one of those? I didn't, but the kid at the end of the block who had everything sure did.

    Here's one for grown-ups as well as kids: A life-size version to play with!

    Maker Faire Bay Area 2017!
    Wayne Yoshida
    Life-Size Mousetrap
    makerfaire.com The Life Size Mousetrap is a fantastically hand crafted, 16 piece, 50,000-lb. interactive kinetic sculpture set atop a 6,500-square-foot game board. This giant Rube Goldberg style contraption comes complete with a Vaudevillian style...
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  16. Seal Methods Inc
    Converting combines raw materials such as adhesives, silicone, tapes, foams, plastics, felts, rubbers, liners and metals, as well as other materials, to create new products.
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    Seal Methods Inc
    WHAT IS CONVERTING? - Seal Methods Inc
    sealmethodsinc.com SMI and other converting companies specialize in combining raw materials in order to create new products. These materials often include adhesives, silicone, tapes, foams, plastics, felts, rubbers, liners, and metals that are produced in long sheets...
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  17. Phil Banks

    Phil Banks

    09/05/2017
    Some amazing feats of engineering in the photos in this article as the 'world's largest vessel' Pioneering Spirit brings British oil rig Brent Delta into Hartlepool in North East of England for decommissioning...
    Phil Banks
    Ground breaking Hartlepool rig arrival hailed a ‘triumph’
    www.hartlepoolmail.co.uk The arrival of the world’s heaviest cargo ship in Hartlepool has been hailed as a...
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  18. Seal Methods Inc
    Our medical fabrication services are customized to meet each of our clients’ unique expectations. Learn more
    Seal Methods Inc
    MEDICAL DEVICE CONTRACT MANUFACTURING - Seal Methods Inc
    sealmethodsinc.com Seal Methods Inc. offers the latest in state-of-the-art technology in the field of contract manufacturing for medical devices. We offer innovative and complex services addressing an impressive range of applications, including medical die cutting and...
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  19. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    02/05/2017
    Agility Fuel Solutions Customers Accelerate Launch of Blue iQ™ to Improve Natural Gas Fleet Performance
    Wayne Yoshida
    Agility Customers Accelerate Launch of Blue iQ™ to Improve Natural Gas Fleet Performance
    www.prnewswire.com COSTA MESA, Calif., May 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Since Agility Fuel Solutions launched Blue iQ™ two months ago,...
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  20. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    26/04/2017
    Maker Faire Bay Area 2017 - Program Schedule released. See who and what the buzz is about - coming to the San Mateo Calif. Event Center, May 19, 20 and 21.

    I will be there. Maker stand number 59609, "Not Your Grandpa's Ham Radio"
    Wayne Yoshida
    Schedule - Maker Faire
    makerfaire.com The Greatest Show (& Tell) on Earth. Maker Faire is part science fair, part county fair, and part something entirely new! As a celebration of the Maker Movement, it’s a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and...
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  21. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    26/04/2017
    DesignNews interview with Steve Wozniak - Notice Woz has a great example of one's "Why" as in Start With Why by Simon Sinek
    Wayne Yoshida
    Steve Wozniak: Human Over Technology
    www.designnews.com Maintaining a creed of human over technology has served Apple and its co-founder Steve Wozniak well over the last four decades. In this Q&A, Wozniak discusses how making technology work for people brought about the Apple II and shares his thoughts...
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  22. ProducerPhil Banks

    Phil Banks

    24/04/2017
    Think Low Voltage means only Low Power? Think again.
    Think Low Voltage means only Low Power? Think again.The SINAMICS range of variable speed drives from Siemens offers a product for any of the common global mains network connections, from 200V single phase Low Voltage LV drives such as SINAMICS V20 for low power and basic performance applications like...
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  23. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    19/04/2017
    Introducing - The Big Ant from Nantes, France -- to be Seen at Maker Faire Bay Area, USA - May 19 to 21
    Wayne Yoshida
    Big Ant
    makerfaire.com The Big Ant is coming from the magical but very real place of De L'île Nantes and Les Machines Another creation and “traveling machine” of Les Machines, the Big Ant is often described as a combination of invented worlds of Jules Verne and the...
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  24. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    19/04/2017
    The Hyperloop -- An "E Ticket Ride" New Mode of Transportation?

    Notice the name "Soylent" appears on one of the prototypes. The vehicle should be green rather than orange.
    Wayne Yoshida
    Keeping in the Hyperloop: Building a Faster Future
    www.designnews.com Elon Musk's ambitious concept for a new mode of transportation has been picking up speed. Meet some of the students and engineers working to make the Hyperloop a...
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  25. ProducerPhil Banks

    Phil Banks

    18/04/2017
    The Power of Variable Speed Drives
    The Power of Variable Speed DrivesModern AC variable speed drives [VSD] offer a host of benefits to the user of industrial electric motors. These include reduced mechanical stress at startup, increased system efficiency, and closed loop control of both speed and torque for improved...
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