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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 | 1086 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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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 | 845 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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IBM Selectric Typewriter

by Bill Hammack
IBM Selectric Typewriter
for 11-14 and upwards,
Lectures | 11-14 and upwards | 8 years ago | 2482 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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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 | 1304 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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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 | 2190 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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00:04:00

Quartz Watch

by Bill Hammack
Quartz Watch
for 11-14 and upwards,
Lectures | 11-14 and upwards | 8 years ago | 910 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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The Whiffletree

by Bill Hammack
The Whiffletree
for 11-14 and upwards,
Lectures | 11-14 and upwards | 8 years ago | 1593 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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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 | 1029 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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00:11:00

Aeronautical Engineering

by Lorne Hiller
Aeronautical Engineering
for 14-19 and upwards,
Undergraduate presentations | 14-19 and upwards | 9 years ago | 6574 views
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My presentation is on the history of flight, the physics of flight and the different types of aircraft that exist. This includes the Wright brothers , the Bernouli effect and jet propelled aircraft.

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01:00:00

Plastic Electronics.

by Donald Bradley
Plastic Electronics.
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 9 years ago | 889 views
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Plastics have become ubiquitous structural materials due to the ease with which they can be processed at low cost into complex shapes. Imagine a world in which metals and semiconductors have similar attributes ? that is the world of Plastic Electroni....

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01:02:00

Geoengineering: a brave new world?

by Various Presenters
Geoengineering: a brave new world?
for 14-19 and upwards,
Discussions | 14-19 and upwards | 9 years ago | 959 views
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This is a very new and rapidly developing area of science and technology and the proposals range from placing giant mirrors in space to reflect sunlight to fertilising the oceans with nutrients in order to produce more phytoplankton to soak up atmosp....

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00:15:00

Multi-field problems involving multi-fracturing solids.

by David Owen
Multi-field problems involving multi-fracturing solids.
for 22 and upwards,
Lectures | 22 and upwards | 9 years ago | 717 views
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For many problems involving multi-fracturing solids and/or particulate media, the system response is governed by the presence of an additional phase, either gaseous, liquid or both, or by the need to consider other physical phenomena, such as thermal....

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