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Hammack Al can 00:02:00

Aluminium drinks can tab

by Bill Hammack
Aluminium drinks can tab
for 11-14 and upwards,
Lectures | 11-14 and upwards | 6 years ago | 926 views
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Bill uses slow motion video to show the ingenious engineering design of the apparently simple tab of a pop can.

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Hammack black box 00:02:00

Black Box – A flight data recorder

by Bill Hammack
Black Box – A flight data recorder
for 11-14 and upwards,
Lectures | 11-14 and upwards | 6 years ago | 1694 views
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In designing an object an engineer must choose the proper material. Never is this more important than in the 'black box' flight data recorder.

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Hammack coffee 00:03:00

Coffee Maker: Pumping water with no moving parts

by Bill Hammack
Coffee Maker: Pumping water with no moving parts
for 11-14 and upwards,
Lectures | 11-14 and upwards | 6 years ago | 722 views
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To engineer an object means to make choices. Bill illustrates how the choice of having a single heating element made an engineer find a creative way to pump water with no moving parts.

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Hammack concrete 00:06:00

Concrete

by Bill Hammack
Concrete
for 11-14 and upwards,
Lectures | 11-14 and upwards | 6 years ago | 858 views
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Bill moves a piece of sewer pipe into his office to show how important the ancient material concrete is to our modern world. It, of course, wreaks havoc on his office.

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Hammack copper 00:03:00

Copper – The Miracle Metal

by Bill Hammack
Copper – The Miracle Metal
for 11-14 and upwards,
Lectures | 11-14 and upwards | 6 years ago | 787 views
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Bill cuts a copper pipe from his ceilng to show the five properties of copper that make it the most important metal for our world: From clean water to electronics.

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Hammack rubbish 00:03:00

Garbage – Rubbish?

by Bill Hammack
Garbage – Rubbish?
for 11-14 and upwards,
Lectures | 11-14 and upwards | 6 years ago | 662 views
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Bill covers his office floor with trash to see what takes up space in a landfill. He digs through fast food containers and diapers to learn that what we really need is green design of our manufactured objects.

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Hammack golf 00:02:00

Golf Balls

by Bill Hammack
Golf Balls
for 11-14 and upwards,
Lectures | 11-14 and upwards | 6 years ago | 696 views
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To learn what's inside a golf ball - and to show how clever engineers are - Bill uses a special cutter to chop one open - well more than one.

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Hammack ibm 00:03:00

IBM Selectric Typewriter

by Bill Hammack
IBM Selectric Typewriter
for 11-14 and upwards,
Lectures | 11-14 and upwards | 6 years ago | 1238 views
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Using slow motion video Bill Hammack shows how the mechanical digital-to-analogue converter of IBM's revolutionary 'golf ball' typewriter works.

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Hammack match 00:03:00

Matches

by Bill Hammack
Matches
for 11-14 and upwards,
Lectures | 11-14 and upwards | 6 years ago | 648 views
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Bill reveals the importance of matches in the 19th century; he shares how adding phosphorous to them revolutionized life - in both good and bad ways

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Hammack photocopier 00:04:00

Photocopier

by Bill Hammack
Photocopier
for 11-14 and upwards,
Lectures | 11-14 and upwards | 6 years ago | 3129 views
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Bill uses power tools to take apart a photocopier. He shows how it works, and shares the story of its invention by Chester Carlson.

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Hammack watch 00:04:00

Quartz Watch

by Bill Hammack
Quartz Watch
for 11-14 and upwards,
Lectures | 11-14 and upwards | 6 years ago | 626 views
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Bill takes apart a cheap watch to show how it works. He describes how a tiny quartz tuning fork keeps the time.

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Hammack tantalum 00:03:00

Tantalum

by Bill Hammack
Tantalum
for 11-14 and upwards,
Lectures | 11-14 and upwards | 6 years ago | 675 views
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With his hammer Bill cracks up a cell phone to expose how our electronic gadgets rely on the mineral tantalum - mined as Coltan.

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