Engineering Wile E. Coyote Jet-Powered Skate Pack

Jet-Powered Skate Pack

Normal people don’t strap a jet engine on their back while wearing a pair of rollerskates, but Ian Charnas isn’t normal. He wanted to see how fast a human could go on roller skates with jetpack power—the first skate pack.…

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NBA Teams Use Data Science to Engineer the Perfect Team

NBA data visualized

When a nerd gets pushed into their locker by the captain of the high school basketball team, neither one is probably thinking that they’ll be coworkers one day. But nerds have been key behind-the-scenes players in helping those jocks win…

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The Four Levels of CAD Model Quality

Levels of CAD data

Selling parts to engineers can be tricky when you’re not an engineer yourself. It’s a complicated field with a lot of specific terminology, and you’ll want your parts to satisfy your engineering customers’ needs. This starts with understanding the different…

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BIM and Architecture Terminology

BIM and Architecture Terminology

BIM and Architecture Terminology Marketing to architects is difficult if you don’t understand their language. You may not even know what BIM is. We’re here to help. Here are some architecture and BIM terms essential to learning the craft:  AEC:…

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Engineering Six Decades of Disney Robotics

Disney Robotics

Disney is creating autonomous robots for its parks with the help of a former Boston Dynamics engineer. When you think of robotics, Mickey Mouse probably doesn’t come to mind, but he should. For the past six+ decades, Disney has made…

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Engineering and Competing in a Human Wearable Jet Suit

Jetpack, Jet Suite Guinness World Record

It’s a bird. It’s a plane. It’s a new human jet suit Guinness World record. Are jetpacks real? Jetpacks are for Tony Stark, the Mandalorian, and Sci-Fi movies, right? Wrong. The future is today. On May 24th, 2021, Richard Browning…

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