Plastic Injection Molding Primer c/o the Engineer Guy

I love watching the engineering videos Bill Hammack produces and this one is no exception.  In this video, the Engineer Guy covers one of my favorite aspects of mechanical engineering design, Plastic Injection Molding.  While Bill doesn’t cover everything, this is a great primer for those wanting to learn more!  The follow on videos provide even more details and are suggested for any mechanical engineer (old and new) to watch.

Happy 4th of July! [Video]

Happy 4th of July!

To celebrate, my daughter made a cool video of a Nyan Cat – 4th of July flavor!
Check it out below…

Jim’s Date Calculator – (Updated) – v1.3 released

Just published version 1.3 of Jim’s Date Calculator.

Updates include:
– added month result / check box
– check boxes work independently now
– entering a date in the text areas now work
without a zero popping up
(this used to require a 2nd entry try to work)
– settings menu added
– user can keep settings upon exit
(can also be set to forget in settings menu)
– user can change theme from black/white to white/black
(see this in the settings menu)
– minor layout updates
– general optimization and bug fixes

Also the information video was updated too..

[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 today (to some degree).  Lots of innovation has been made on media storage (gigabytes on chips smaller than a postage stamp), languages (think BabbleFish & Google Translate), and recognition (both video and voice).  Let this serve as a reminder of just how far we’ve come since 1968 . . . .

Source: AT&T Tech Channel, via: Engadget