Mechanical-engineering

News : Bat Cave in San Francisco

What do you do when you desperately need to put a parking garage into the bottom floor of your Victorian apartment building, but the city's Department of Planning says "No". The simple and expensive answer: Create an elaborate secret garage door. If you own a pretty building, ...more

Inventables : A Store for Superheroes & Hackers

Founded by Zach Kaplan, a "serial entrepreneur" with a B.S. in mechanical engineering, Inventables is a futuristic online hardware store based out of Chicago. The company sells innovative materials at much smaller quantities than typically available—largely to artists, invento ...more

How To : Read a micrometer in mechanical engineering

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to read a micrometer. This tool allows the user to accurately measure components. They have the ability to measure dimensions accurately to within one hundredth of a millimeter. Micrometers are designed with a wide variety of styles an ...more

NR50 : The Developers to Watch in Augmented & Mixed Reality

In order for software developers to do their jobs as new hardware reaches the market, they will need the right tools to get their projects off the ground and into augmented and mixed reality devices. There have been completely new approaches to development when it comes to AR ...more

News : Student group hopes to keep bikes on campus

Student group hopes to keep bikes on campus By Conrad wilton · Daily Trojan Posted Today at 12:22 am (14 hours ago) in Featured, News Faced with the possibility of reduced bike access and storage on campus, student group SC for Alternative Transportation has dedicated its e ...more

How To : 5 Meticulously Crazy DIY Halloween Costumes

While some of us like to keep it simple with the Halloween costumes, there's the whole other side of Halloweeners that go all out with theirs These are five of the more crazy and interesting costumes that you can do yourself—if you dare. Gaping Hole Costume While this costum ...more

DIY Survival : How to Filter Dirty Water with a Stick

There's no shortage of ways to filter water, but it doesn't get much simpler than this. Researchers at MIT have found that you can turn dirty water into drinking water with nothing more than a stick. Mechanical engineer Rohit Karnik figured out that the xylem tissue in plants ...more

How To : 11 Fun & Useful Facts About Java

Coffee! It's so amazing that J.S. Bach wrote a comic opera about caffeine addiction. Meanwhile, more than half of Americans 18 years or older start their day with a cup of the hot stuff. Most of us take coffee for granted, but it's a bean that can surprise you. Read on to unde ...more

How To : Properly read a micrometer

A micrometer is a common tool that most mechanical engineers are required to understand. They can be a difficult one to understand. But with the right instructions, can be simple to understand. Well this tutorial provides just that! Find out the proper way to read a micrometer ...more

How To : Measure with a micrometer

If you aren't employed as a mechanical engineer, chances are you may have no idea what this is. This device is called a micrometer. It's used to make certain measurements and is often looked at as a form of a caliper. This tutorial will show you how to measure properly with a ...more

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