Author Archives: Ryan Tracy

Greatest Engineering Achievements

Can you imagine life without cars, television, or electricity?  I know I can’t, because I use these technologies everyday.  But just not too long ago some of these technologies weren’t even created yet.  The 20th century has brought us some … Continue reading

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Infrared Thermometer on Smart Phone

Parents around the world have all experienced the struggle of trying to take their kids temperature, but soon there could be an app for that.  “Fraden Corporation has been granted a patent that may in the future allow the smart … Continue reading

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SketchUp vs. SolidWorks

SketchUp is a 3D computer aided design program that many professionals use.  The type of engineers that use this program the most are mechanical, architectural, and civil.  SketchUp is fairly similar to the CAD program SolidWorks; except I think that … Continue reading

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Bad Design

Although there is some great technology and spectacular designs out there today, there is also some inventions and designs that just make you say, “who is the idiot that designed this?”  You can see these bad designs everywhere you go … Continue reading

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Google Glass

The idea of wearable technology is fast approaching; especially the invention of Google Glass.  This product has not yet been released, and won’t be sold to the public until 2014.  Google Glass is basically a wearable, hands free iPhone.  It … Continue reading

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Women Engineers

Throughout the ages, engineering has typically been considered a man’s job.  Now, little by little, more and more women are starting to engage themselves in engineering.  There are many notable women engineers that date back to the early 1900’s that … Continue reading

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3D Printing

After all is said and done with 3D scanning, it is time to now move on to 3D printing.  “3D printing is a process of making three dimensional solid objects from a digital model.”  Or, basically printing a 3D model … Continue reading

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3D Scanning

In EDESIGN right now we are learning about 3D scanning and 3D printing, which I will talk about in a later blog.  For now, I’m going to stick with 3D scanning.  “A 3D scanner is a device that analyzes a … Continue reading

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Design Study: Milk Frother

A few weeks ago, I had the option of going to a Design study.  I did not know what it was, but I went anyway.  When I arrived there we were given a milk frother that we had to take … Continue reading

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Injury Proof Car

Safety is a huge concern when it comes to cars and driving them.  “No car company knows safety better than Volvo, which has created the 3 point seat belt, crumple zones, and side-impact airbags.”  But, now they are promising to … Continue reading

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