"The Red Special" Engineering Brian May's Homemade guitar

“The Red Special” Engineering Brian May’s Homemade guitar

The path to becoming a guitar god is well documented: Step 1) A young prodigy spends hours alone practicing to perfect his craft Step 2) He meets other like-minded musicians and form a band Step 3) World dominance is achieved! Guitarist Brian May added a significant step to his process, coming before the traditional “step 1,” he couldn’t afford a …

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Forget the Eclipse: How to Make a Solar Oven in a Jiffy!

Forget the Eclipse: How to Make a Solar Oven in a Jiffy!

Forget the solar eclipse, it only comes once in a while, and lasts only 10 minutes! Cook up some lunch all year long, by harnessing the the power from the “earths yellow sun” in a solar oven. Making a solar oven isn’t just for school projects, they can be a great way to spend a summer day with family. All …

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WARR Hyperloop Team Speeding into Phase II Competition Powered by PARTsolutions

WARR Hyperloop Team Speeding into Phase II Competition Powered by PARTsolutions

UPDATE: The WARR Hyperloop team achieve new heights! The student team from TU Munich shot to first place through the 1.25 km long test tube at speeds of 324 km/h at the SpaceX Hyperloop challenge competition II in Los Angeles. The team beat their previous success from competition I. Elon Musk, as initiator of the Hyperloop challenge, even took to Twitter himself …

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Hyperloop Design: How Ryerson's Hyperloop Team Streamlined their Design Process

Hyperloop Design: How Ryerson’s Hyperloop Team Streamlined their Design Process

In 2013, Elon Musk announced the concept of a “5th mode of transportation,” the hyperloop. In 2015, Musk decided that the best way reach some of the sharpest young minds in the world, would be to host an international competition with SpaceX, where students could submit prototypes for subsystems or the Hyperloop pod itself. What is a Hyperloop? A Hyperloop …

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Engineering Old-School Logos: Before Illustrator, Photoshop and Indesign, How Were TV Logos Made?

Engineering Old-School Logos: Before Illustrator, Photoshop and Indesign, How Were TV Logos Made?

It’s hard to believe that there was a time when making a title sequence or logo could take weeks compared to one day when done digitally. Most logos today have 3D aspects and back then when put on a flat screen it was difficult for designers to incorporate 3D elements into their design since it was mostly done on paper. …

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You Can Make a Toolbox with Only a 2x4?

Impossible Engineering: Making a Toolbox with Only a 2×4

Kyle Bollendorf and his daughter, Laurel, love to work together in their workshop. The only problem was that Laurel needed her own toolbox, and what’s a better way to get one than to make one together! Now, you may be thinking that this is as simple as any old project, but Kyle never turns down a challenge. So, he decided …

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Smalley Wave Springs Reduce Spring Heights by 50%

Smalley Wave Springs Reduce Spring Heights by 50%

The spring features a carbon or stainless steel body with a wave like frame that curves and shreds its way up and around the spring, giving it a lightweight coil that makes it the biggest space saver on the market. The job of the spring is to store mechanical energy and bear loads, with the wave design it compensates for …

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