Category Archives: Electrical

Matchbox® or Hot Wheels® car Speed Trap using an Arduino Uno

I believe every boy who has a Matchbox® or Hot Wheels® car would love to know just how fast their car is going down hill.  In this case my son and I wanted to know this going down our stairs … Continue reading

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What happens when an Engineer goes to hell?

  An Engineer dies and goes to hell. He’s hot and miserable, so he decides to take action. The A/C has been busted for a long time, so he fixes it. Things cool down quickly. The moving walkway motor jammed, … Continue reading

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Erase a CD/DVD with 240,000 Volts

Cool video of CD’s and DVD’s getting erased with 240 kV! Check out Photonicinduction on YouTube for more.

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Digital Tool Box For Electrical Engineers

  Check out this cool listing of great apps for electrical engineers! http://www.electricalengineeringschools.org/digital-toolbox-top-apps/ Scroll down to #84 for one of our apps!  

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[Video] Swishy Circuits … cool use of kids modeling clay

I found this to be very cool way of teaching electricity / circuits to small children.  In fact it would very cool to share this with my son.  See the video below from the TED Conference. Via: Extralife, Sources: YouTube & … Continue reading

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[Video] 1968, Bell Lab’s Thinking Machines, oldie but goodie . . . .

I remember watching this movie as it was called then, you know the kind with the projector and movie reel, (yeah I’m that old) way back in Jr. High School in the late 70’s.  Amazing how accurate it still remains … Continue reading

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[Video] Quadro-copters juggle balls cooperatively

Quadro-copters juggle balls cooperatively – Terminator reality soon to come . . . Via: Engadget, Source: ETH-IDSC

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How Smoke Detectors & MOSFETs Work [Video]

Ever wonder how a smoke detector works?  Bill Hammack the engineering guy covers how they work as well as how a MOSFET works too (double bonus). via Geeks are Sexy Source: YouTube

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