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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 | 8 years ago | 1316 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 | 8 years ago | 2195 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 | 8 years ago | 1028 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 | 8 years ago | 1222 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 | 8 years ago | 1124 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 | 8 years ago | 884 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 | 8 years ago | 944 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 | 8 years ago | 2601 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 | 8 years ago | 860 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 | 8 years ago | 3632 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 plasma 00:03:00

Plasma

by Bill Hammack
Plasma
for 5-7 year olds,
Lectures | 5-7 year olds | 8 years ago | 1225 views
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Bill cuts a fluorescent light out of his ceiling to show that plasmas and their products are all around us - they're essential in making circuit boards, lights, and even potato chip bags.

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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 | 8 years ago | 888 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 | 8 years ago | 883 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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Hammack cellphone 00:03:00

The Cell Phone

by Bill Hammack
The Cell Phone
for 11-14 and upwards,
Lectures | 11-14 and upwards | 8 years ago | 964 views
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Bill invades a cell phone store to show that the design of a mobile isn't arbritary. Engineers uses seven basic principles to create a useful phone.

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Hammack geiger 00:03:00

The Geiger Counter

by Bill Hammack
The Geiger Counter
for 11-14 and upwards,
Lectures | 11-14 and upwards | 8 years ago | 906 views
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Bill sings a song - with help from Doris Day - about the geiger counter. He shows that scientist Hans Geiger became an engineer when he designed the counter as a tool to make his life easier.

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Hammack bulb 00:05:00

The Light Bulb

by Bill Hammack
The Light Bulb
for 11-14 and upwards,
Lectures | 11-14 and upwards | 8 years ago | 5227 views
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Bill reads from his book of fairy tales. He tells the story of the engineering of a light bulb, focusing on the materials breakthrough needed to make the filament.

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Hammack thermostat 00:03:00

The Thermostat – Why does it look like it does?

by Bill Hammack
The Thermostat – Why does it look like it does?
for 11-14 and upwards,
Lectures | 11-14 and upwards | 8 years ago | 1084 views
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Armed with a pair of wire cutters Bill shows how a common thermostat reveals how good industrial designers keep track of the dimensions of a human being.

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Hammack transistor 00:03:00

The Transistor

by Bill Hammack
The Transistor
for 11-14 and upwards,
Lectures | 11-14 and upwards | 8 years ago | 863 views
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Bill examines the first transistor ever built. He explains how it works, and its impact on our world today. And, also, he even tests it out!

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Hammack tansistor 2 00:05:00

The Transistor 2

by Bill Hammack
The Transistor 2
for 11-14 and upwards,
Lectures | 11-14 and upwards | 8 years ago | 857 views
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Bill shows how a transistor works by examing a replica of the first one ever build: The Bardeen-Brattain point contact transistor.

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Hammack Whiffletree 00:02:00

The Whiffletree

by Bill Hammack
The Whiffletree
for 11-14 and upwards,
Lectures | 11-14 and upwards | 8 years ago | 1605 views
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Bill describes how a whiffletree was used in early calculating devices to do mechanical digital to analog conversion. He shows briefly the device used in an IBM Selectric Typewriter.

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Hammack chair 00:03:00

Why a Chair?

by Bill Hammack
Why a Chair?
for 11-14 and upwards,
Lectures | 11-14 and upwards | 8 years ago | 1090 views
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Bill asks the question 'Why a chair?' ... the answer reveals the human aspects of engineering design.

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