Channel Videos from Engineerguy

The Engineering of Droplets and their Formation in a Commercial Inkjet Printer
270,093 views - 05/22/19
Bill describes how the minimization of surface area and inertia compete to form droplets. He then shows how engineers use this knowledge...
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Nitinol: The Shape Memory Effect and Superelasticity
403,747 views - 10/25/18
Bill demonstrates the temperature-dependent shape memory of nitinol metal. He explains how "twinning" in the crystal structure of nitinol...
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Britain's Giant Airship: R.101
258,896 views - 02/06/18
You can learn more about Bill's book Fatal Flight, The True Story of Britain's Last Great Airship -- including listening to an audio...
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The Engineering of the Drinking Bird
1,051,880 views - 01/30/18
Bill reveals the operation and engineering design underlying the famous drinking bird toy. In this video he explores the role played by...
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DLP Projector Stereolithography 3D Printer
309,380 views - 08/02/17
In this video Bill explains some of the engineering principles underlying the design of a DLP (digital light processing) 3D Printer. The...
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Fatal Flight audiobook: Chapter Two: Airborne at Last (4/14)
19,000 views - 08/01/17
Download this audiobook, view the figures in the print version, or read the appendices at http://www.engineerguy.com/airship. Fatal...
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A short announcement about EngineerGuy videos (August 2017)
160,351 views - 08/01/17
In this video Bill explains why there haven't been many videos in the last year. It's partly because he wrote a book and because he...
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Fatal Flight audiobook: Chapter Nine: To Ride the Storm (11/14)
8,156 views - 08/01/17
Download this audiobook, view the figures in the print version, or read the appendices at http://www.engineerguy.com/airship. Fatal...
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Fatal Flight audiobook: Chapter Eight: Departure for India (10/14)
6,222 views - 08/01/17
Download this audiobook, view the figures in the print version, or read the appendices at http://www.engineerguy.com/airship. Fatal...
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Fatal Flight audiobook: Chapter Seven: Radical Surgery (9/14)
4,781 views - 08/01/17
Download this audiobook, view the figures in the print version, or read the appendices at http://www.engineerguy.com/airship. Fatal...
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Fatal Flight audiobook: Chapter Six: The Airship Flies Again (8/14)
5,715 views - 08/01/17
Download this audiobook, view the figures in the print version, or read the appendices at http://www.engineerguy.com/airship. Fatal...
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Fatal Flight audiobook: Chapter Five: Problems with the Cloth Cover (7/14)
7,086 views - 08/01/17
Fatal Flight audiobook: Opening credits (1/14)
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Fatal Flight audiobook: Chapter Four: Inside the Great Airship (6/14)
9,129 views - 08/01/17
Download this audiobook, view the figures in the print version, or read the appendices at http://www.engineerguy.com/airship. Fatal...
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Fatal Flight audiobook: Chapter Three: An Inept Command Takes Charge  (5/14)
10,282 views - 08/01/17
Download this audiobook, view the figures in the print version, or read the appendices at http://www.engineerguy.com/airship. Fatal...
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Fatal Flight audiobook: Chapter One: The Debut of the Great British Airship (3/14)
16,660 views - 08/01/17
Download this audiobook, view the figures in the print version, or read the appendices at http://www.engineerguy.com/airship. Fatal...
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Fatal Flight audiobook: Prologue: The Perennial Promise of Airships (2/14)
18,184 views - 08/01/17
Download this audiobook, view the figures in the print version, or read the appendices at http://www.engineerguy.com/airship. Fatal...
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Fatal Flight audiobook: Opening credits (1/14)
24,610 views - 08/01/17
Download this audiobook, view the figures in the print version, or read the appendices at http://www.engineerguy.com/airship. Fatal...
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Fatal Flight audiobook: Closing Credits (14/14)
3,269 views - 08/01/17
Download this audiobook, view the figures in the print version, or read the appendices at http://www.engineerguy.com/airship. Fatal...
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Fatal Flight audiobook: Epilogue: Stories of Survivors and the Fate of British Airship (13/14)
4,532 views - 08/01/17
Download this audiobook, view the figures in the print version, or read the appendices at http://www.engineerguy.com/airship. Fatal...
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Fatal Flight audiobook: Chapter Ten: The Causes of R.101's Crash (12/14)
7,058 views - 08/01/17
Download this audiobook, view the figures in the print version, or read the appendices at http://www.engineerguy.com/airship. Fatal...
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Commentary Lecture Five: The Chemical History of a Candle - Respiration & the Burning of a Candle
33,970 views - 06/28/16
Bill Hammack & Don DeCoste highlight the key points of Lecture Five of Michael Faraday’s lectures on The Chemical History of a Candle. A...
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Commentary Lecture Four: The Chemical History of a Candle - The Nature of the Atmosphere
12,085 views - 06/28/16
Bill Hammack & Don DeCoste highlight the key points of Lecture Four of Michael Faraday’s lectures on The Chemical History of a Candle. A...
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Commentary Lecture Three: The Chemical History of a Candle - Products of Combustion
10,998 views - 06/28/16
Bill Hammack & Don DeCoste highlight the key points of Lecture Three of Michael Faraday’s lectures on The Chemical History of a Candle. A...
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Commentary Lecture Two: The Chemical History of a Candle - Brightness of the Flame
12,351 views - 06/28/16
Bill Hammack & Don DeCoste highlight the key points of Lecture Two of Michael Faraday’s lectures on The Chemical History of a Candle. A...
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Commentary Lecture One: The Chemical History of a Candle - The Sources of its Flame
40,815 views - 06/28/16
Bill Hammack & Don DeCoste highlight the key points of Lecture One of Michael Faraday’s lectures on The Chemical History of a Candle. A...
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Lecture Five: The Chemical History of a Candle - Respiration & the Burning of a Candle (6/6)
38,364 views - 06/28/16
Bill Hammack presents Lecture Five of Michael Faraday’s lectures on The Chemical History of a Candle. A free companion book helps modern...
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Lecture Four: The Chemical History of a Candle - The Nature of the Atmosphere (5/6)
48,140 views - 06/28/16
Bill Hammack presents Lecture Four of Michael Faraday’s lectures on The Chemical History of a Candle. A free companion book helps modern...
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Lecture Three: The Chemical History of a Candle - Products of Combustion (4/6)
54,427 views - 06/28/16
Bill Hammack presents Lecture Three of Michael Faraday’s lectures on The Chemical History of a Candle. A free companion book helps modern...
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Lecture Two: The Chemical History of a Candle - Brightness of the Flame (3/6)
69,721 views - 06/28/16
Bill Hammack presents Lecture Two of Michael Faraday’s lectures on The Chemical History of a Candle. A free companion book helps modern...
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Lecture One: The Chemical History of a Candle - The Sources of its Flame (2/6)
139,988 views - 06/28/16
Bill Hammack presents Lecture One of Michael Faraday’s lectures on The Chemical History of a Candle. A free companion book helps modern...
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Introduction: The Chemical History of a Candle by Michael Faraday (1/6)
132,658 views - 06/28/16
Bill Hammack introduces a five-video series on Michael Faraday’s lectures on The Chemical History of a Candle. He shares details of the...
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The Engineering of a Disposable Diaper
510,001 views - 06/14/16
Bill reveals the stunning engineering underlying the design of a diaper. He describes the five layers of a diaper, including the...
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Apollo: The Alignment Optical Telescope
349,002 views - 06/07/16
Bill describes the Alignment Optical Telescope used in the Lunar Module on the Apollo missions to the moon. This telescope took star...
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Upcoming Videos
83,591 views - 06/03/16
Bill shares that new videos are coming out: On June 7th The Apollo Alignment Telescope, on June 14th The Engineering of the Disposable...
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How a Wind Up Music Box Works
1,238,692 views - 12/08/15
Bill reveals the engineering inside a toy music box. He describes how the comb is mass manufactured, details the spring, gears and...
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Plastic Injection Molding
2,740,652 views - 11/24/15
Bill details the key engineering principles underlying plastic injection molding. He describes its history and, then, reveals the...
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NERF Blaster:  Air Restriction Mechanism
1,297,834 views - 11/18/15
Bill reveals the engineering design of a NERF blaster, including how it shoots only one dart at a time using a novel air restriction...
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Wine Corks: Saving Endangered Birds // An Illustrated Radio Talk
179,878 views - 11/17/15
This radio commentary was originally broadcast on February 22, 2005. Visit this link to view complete list of media attributions...
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How a Retractable Ballpoint Pen Works
1,102,767 views - 09/22/15
A ballpoint pen seems simple: press a button you can write, press again and put it in your pocket. Yet inside a clever mechanisms turns...
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How a Film Projector Works
726,745 views - 07/07/15
Bill tears apart a film projector to reveal the amazing mechanisms used in the pre-digital age to trick the mind into seeing a moving...
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The Ingenious Design of the Aluminum Beverage Can
11,178,476 views - 04/14/15
Bill details the engineering choices underlying the design of a beverage can He explains why it is cylindrical, outlines the...
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RMS Titanic: Fascinating Engineering Facts
2,915,466 views - 02/11/15
Bill shares fascinating images and information gleaned from the 1909 to 1911 editions of the Journal The Engineer. It includes photos of...
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Bonus: Rocker arms: sinusoids in two different directions
86,127 views - 11/13/14
► Get the FREE PDF here: http://www.engineerguy.com/fourier ► Buy the book on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0983966176/ ► Buy...
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Bonus: Watch the machine spin around over and over...
51,678 views - 11/13/14
► Get the FREE PDF here: http://www.engineerguy.com/fourier ► Buy the book on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0983966176/ ► Buy...
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Page-by-Page Guide to the Free PDF
42,980 views - 11/13/14
► Get the FREE PDF here: http://www.engineerguy.com/fourier ► Buy the book on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0983966176/ ► Buy...
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(4/4) Operation: The details of setting up the Harmonic Analyzer
144,326 views - 11/13/14
► Learn more at: http://www.engineerguy.com/fourier ► Buy the book on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0983966176/ ► Buy the...
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(3/4) Analysis: Explaining Fourier analysis with a machine
198,097 views - 11/13/14
► Learn more at: http://www.engineerguy.com/fourier ► Buy the book on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0983966176/ ► Buy the...
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(2/4) Synthesis: A machine that uses gears, springs and levers to add sines and cosines
284,063 views - 11/12/14
► Learn more at: http://www.engineerguy.com/fourier ► Buy the book on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0983966176/ ► Buy the...
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(1/4) Intro/History: Introducing a 100-year-old mechanical computer
374,437 views - 11/11/14
► Learn more at: http://www.engineerguy.com/fourier ► Buy the book on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0983966176/ ► Buy the...
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The Cigarette machine: the invention with the greatest economic impact?
278,305 views - 08/19/14
Bill nominates, perhaps only provocatively, James Bosnack's cigarette machine as the invention with the greatest economic impact on the...
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How home air conditioning triumphed over the open air movement
555,491 views - 08/12/14
Bill explains how the rise of home air conditioning had to battle the open air movements in public school: They regarded it as only for...
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Kodak: How George Eastman revolutionized photography
195,613 views - 08/05/14
Bill tells the story of how George Eastman invented film. Its use in the Brownie camera revolutionized photography; that it changed the...
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How the Donner Party inspired food packaging
206,680 views - 07/29/14
Bill tells us about packaging, a sub-discipline of engineering that is essential to our society. This radio commentary was originally...
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Theremin: How science fiction got its sound
153,575 views - 07/22/14
In this radio commentary, Bill discusses the theremin, and how it lead to one the music industry's most fundamental assets, the...
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Ferris Wheel: How the Eiffel Tower wasn't good enough
150,972 views - 07/15/14
In this radio commentary, Bill tells the story of the origins of an engineering marvel found at every amusement park, the Ferris Wheel....
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Coffee makers: How baseball put them in our homes
356,784 views - 07/08/14
Bill describes how the household drip coffee maker evolved. This was originally broadcast on August 29, 2000. Visit this link to view...
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Why the Dvorak keyboard didn't take over the world
1,011,351 views - 06/17/14
Perhaps no technological failure is better known than that of the Dvorak keyboard. Since the early 1870s nearly every typewriter used a...
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How Sony's Betamax lost to JVC's VHS Cassette Recorder
1,809,215 views - 06/17/14
In 1976 Sony introduced the Betamax video cassette recorder. It catalyzed the "on demand" of today by allowing users to record television...
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PicturePhone: How Bell Telephone lost a half billion, but nearly created the internet
478,107 views - 06/17/14
How Bell Telephone's PicturePhone, introduced in 1964, flopped yet nearly catalyzed the internet. Technically, it was an amazing...
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Stories of Technological Failure: PicturePhone, Dvorak keyboard & Betamax
160,970 views - 06/17/14
Introduction to a short series of three videos that takes a "snackable" look at the failure of three famous engineered objects: The Bell...
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How a lead-acid battery works
632,478 views - 07/03/12
Bill explains the essential principles of a lead-acid battery. He shows the inside of motorcycle lead-acid battery, removes the lead and...
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How a Microwave Oven Works
3,660,396 views - 06/26/12
Bill details how a microwave oven heats food. He describes how the microwave vacuum tube, called a magnetron, generates radio frequencies...
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What Keeps Nuclear Weapons from Proliferating: The hardest step in making a nuclear bomb
1,097,184 views - 06/19/12
Bill explains that the hardest step is making the proper type of uranium. Weapons and power plants require uranium that contains a...
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How an atomic clock works, and its use in the global positioning system (GPS)
892,297 views - 06/12/12
Bill shows the world's smallest atomic clock and then describes how the first one made in the 1950s worked. He describes in detail the...
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How a Laser Works
2,177,796 views - 06/05/12
Bill shows how the three key characteristics of laser light - single wavelength, narrow beam, and high intensity - are made. He explains...
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Anodizing (Or the beauty of corrosion)
931,433 views - 05/29/12
Bill describes how metals like aluminum and titanium are made resistant to corrosion by growing an oxide layer into the metals. These is...
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How a Smartphone Knows Up from Down (accelerometer)
1,660,283 views - 05/22/12
Bill takes apart a smartphone and explains how its accelerometer works. He also shares the essential idea underlying the MEMS production...
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EngineerGuy's New Book  Eight Amazing Engineering Stories
101,800 views - 05/15/12
Bill describes the EngineerGuy team's latest book Eight Amazing Engineering Stories, which forms the basis of EngineerGuy video series...
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CCD: The heart of a digital camera (how a charge-coupled device works)
524,504 views - 05/15/12
Bill takes apart a digital camera and explains how its captures images using a CCD (charge coupled device). He also shares how a single...
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Why it takes a while to make engineerguy videos
170,634 views - 03/31/12
This video contains a short announcement about the companion book for engineerguy series #4 (due out soon) plus outtakes. You can learn...
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Fiber optic cables: How they work
4,605,469 views - 06/20/11
Bill uses a bucket of propylene glycol to show how a fiber optic cable works and how engineers send signal across oceans. More info at...
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Hard drive teardown
1,108,519 views - 06/05/11
Bill opens up a computer hard drive to show how it is engineered. He describes how the "head" reads the magnetic information on the disk;...
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Cell Phone Design
500,922 views - 06/05/11
Bill uses a pile of old cell phones to show the seven basic design constraints that shape a mobile phone. You can find a transcript of...
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LCD Monitor Teardown
1,505,017 views - 03/17/11
Bill takes apart an LCD monitor and shows how it works. He explains how it uses liquid crystals, thin film transistors and polarizers to...
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How smoke detectors work
631,914 views - 03/06/11
Bill takes apart a smoke detector and shows how it uses a radioactive source to generate a tiny current which is disrupted when smoke...
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Light bulb filament
742,127 views - 02/28/11
Bill takes apart an incandescent to show how the tungsten filament is made. He shows it in extreme close-up and also discusses the...
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Video for soon to be released videos
57,630 views - 02/25/11
This video is used as a placeholder on the engineerguy website for videos that are just about the be released. In it Bill shares what...
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Why the other line is likely to move faster
1,131,511 views - 12/20/10
Bill reveals how "queueing theory" - developed by engineers to route phone calls - can be used to find the most efficient arrangement...
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How a quartz watch works
1,030,244 views - 12/14/10
The amazing everyday wristwatch: We never think about it, but only because engineers have made it so reliable and durable that we don't...
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How the first transistor worked
597,328 views - 12/07/10
Bill uses a replica of the point contact transistor built by Walter Brattain and John Bardeen at Bell Labs. On December 23, 1947 they...
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Black box: Inside a flight data recorder
561,155 views - 11/30/10
Bill opens up a vintage "black box" from a Delta airlines jetliner. He describes how the box withstands high temperatures and crash...
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Coffee Maker: Pumping water with no moving parts
973,163 views - 11/22/10
Bill takes apart a coffee maker to show how hot water is pumped through it using a "bubble pump." The use of this pump reflects an...
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Pop Can Stay-on Tab (slow motion)
210,831 views - 11/14/10
Using slow motion video Bill Hammack shows the ingenious engineering design of a pop can stay-on tab. To use the least amount of material...
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The Whiffletree: A mechanical digital-to-analog converter
138,321 views - 11/07/10
Early calculating devices and computers used mechanical digital to analogue converters. This video describes one based on an arrangement...
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IBM Selectric Typewriter & its digital to analogue converter
730,343 views - 11/07/10
Using slow motion video Bill Hammack, the engineer guy, shows how IBM's revolutionary "golf ball" typewriter works. He describes the...
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Theo Gray demonstrates his Element iPad ap -- and debuts the Japanese version of the Elements song
47,538 views - 09/29/10
Theo Gray demonstrates briefly his iPad Element ap and "debuts" the Japanese version of Tom Lehrer's Elements song, which is featured in...
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