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Engineering employment data by OP !Yy3PJafu1A - Sat, 11 Feb 2012 12:10:40 EST ID:m7lOLFDy No.3436 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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This is not engineering per se, but is about as relevant as any.
I am looking for data on which engineering professions have the highest placement rate outside of school i.e. what % of graduates go on to employment within their field after X months.

I'm using this to do a few financial calculations. Thank you for your help.
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Betsy Brookville - Wed, 28 Mar 2012 09:48:43 EST ID:uTn47Nnw No.3836 Ignore Report Quick Reply

I have discovered that ignoring OP has resulted in his shitposts disappearing in other boards too. OP is a serial shitposter and dedicated troll.
Reuben Gobblelere - Sat, 16 Mar 2013 19:00:29 EST ID:R51vpKMv No.5493 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I'm EE too. Where them statistics at?
Frederick Grimbanks - Sun, 17 Mar 2013 11:59:45 EST ID:zHDRc3Fu No.5494 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Did you not read the thread? Also, expecting timely answers from /tesla/ is a tad optimistic.
Ernest Hinningware - Wed, 20 Mar 2013 01:31:31 EST ID:R51vpKMv No.5498 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I got halfway through and then just saw a bunch of arguing. I see now OP's final post.

Ian Worthinggold - Fri, 15 Nov 2013 23:42:44 EST ID:+wHezb+m No.6003 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>3662 this so much

Babby's first statics class by Aneurysm inc. - Fri, 24 May 2013 03:34:21 EST ID:3ua1/t/G No.5691 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Here's a bit of HW I can't turn in anymore, but don't understand because I wasn't in class for this particular material. Too many moments, too many unknowns for me to zap this one off the top of my head.

How do?
Jackass McRyan - Sun, 20 Oct 2013 15:28:08 EST ID:3F4WuKc7 No.5967 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Doris Hodgedot - Sun, 20 Oct 2013 16:59:48 EST ID:D8N1xh14 No.5968 Ignore Report Quick Reply
one point at a time anon

just get it all defined, get it all on paper, write down everything you know, get a little high and let the problem solve itself.

or ignore it, you'll probably never see it again
OP - Mon, 21 Oct 2013 01:15:20 EST ID:wfbPtqkp No.5970 Ignore Report Quick Reply
take it piece by piece, read your textbook "frames and machines" chapter. Find the solution manuel and work it out, or just copy the bloody answer
Oliver Bazzlestock - Wed, 20 Nov 2013 22:37:47 EST ID:12Xcs5IH No.6005 Ignore Report Quick Reply
what a confusing problem
seriously i don't know what the fuck that machine even does
Ian Suddlebanks - Sat, 07 Dec 2013 21:57:32 EST ID:W6qmmfPc No.6027 Ignore Report Quick Reply
It's a toggle clamp. It clamps toggles.

EE degree for comp sci shit? by baka - Mon, 21 Oct 2013 05:41:49 EST ID:vH8KIEtI No.5972 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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/tesla/, I want to get a degree in electrical engineering and use it to get into stuff dealing with IT/computers. Is this advised? what books are good for reading/pirating to prepare me for this?
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Rebecca Senningman - Thu, 24 Oct 2013 22:01:58 EST ID:wbqEusLF No.5976 Ignore Report Quick Reply
You don't need an EE degree for IT. An EE degree does open a shit ton of doors and opportunity though. Advise it? I'm not sure. You'd be better off just getting a B.S. in computer science or B.S. in IT etc. to better prepare you I guess.
Archie Drenningwill - Fri, 25 Oct 2013 23:12:14 EST ID:ZpOwOy+z No.5978 Ignore Report Quick Reply
why not get a degree in computer engineering? electrical engineering sux cox n dix.

source: i'm a senior in EE at one of the top 25 engineering universities in the USA.
David Brookbanks - Sat, 26 Oct 2013 00:27:23 EST ID:HM/pGhvP No.5979 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I'm a senior in software engineering at a decent Canadian university and I second this. My school offers an EE minor in computer engineering that would bring it closer to compsci, but software engineering is like comp sci with a focus on the software development lifecycle and some computer engg for the physical background. The math is lot easier (and less prevalent) too. Any engineering degree will probably be more effort than its worth to break into IT though.
Jack Drenderwater - Tue, 12 Nov 2013 18:15:15 EST ID:Lkf5x/vL No.5998 Ignore Report Quick Reply
EE is not worth it. No jobs unless you have experience nor co-ops. Ind Eng is more plentiful and is broad enough to cover all industries.

t.Ind Eng with EE degree
Wesley Fishsedge - Wed, 13 Nov 2013 14:34:47 EST ID:t8CO6NBm No.5999 Ignore Report Quick Reply
you don't need EE for IT, you'll need software engineering skills, database design and use etc.
This stuff isn't covered in pure EE.

Get a degree in IT or computer engineering. These most surely have database and computer architecture courses. The physical properties of transistors don't matter if you just want to deal with IT/computers.

shitty engineering jobs by Shitting Cluggleridge - Sun, 29 Sep 2013 04:57:15 EST ID:5cJ/AB1P No.5920 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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So I graduated. EE. Even got an ok paying job. 65,500 a year.

The thing is, its process engineering at a paper mill. I know jack shit about chemical engineering and jack shit about making paper.

Which doesn't seem to matter. I pretty much get paid for not being a dumbass. Because most of the people around me are dumbasses. Ok, dumbass is a strong word. I have the ability to look for answers and apply them. I have the ability to take what I've learned and scale it to fix other problems. Apparently most people have trouble with that.

Not sure where I want to go with this career. I'm technically part of Power and Recovery but I never do anything with them. Most of the time I get asked to do lab tests, pull and process data bases or some random stupid shit like move pallets or inspect product for fuck who knows why.

Responsible me says I should learn my job. Learn about making paper. Stay after normal hours and learn as much as I can about power. Maybe learn about all the pumps in the mill and try to parlay that into an Oil job.

Lazy no fucks me thinks I should do as little work as possible, save as much money as possible and focus on learning other computer languages. Maybe read pdfs off my usb at work on programming. Maybe learn to make iphone apps or program pics better. Maybe make that game I always wanted to make (and now can, since I have money to contract real art).

I've also been asked to take on a electrical project engineer job at work, but I don't know about that. It sounds like a lot more work, a lot less actually science and engineering, and a lot less free time. Sure I might get a 10,000 raise, but shit, I already have a lot of 10-12 hour days. And I don't give a shit about learning how to call up stupid contract companies to come in and fix stupid shit. At least with my current position, I get to do and learn science.
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Lydia Dunnertut - Wed, 09 Oct 2013 21:10:04 EST ID:xHc5JyJR No.5955 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Sounds like you wouldn't enjoy that job for the long term. Coast and invest in your future.
Edward Dibberdot - Sat, 12 Oct 2013 01:08:56 EST ID:NdrLUMik No.5958 Ignore Report Quick Reply
But I'm not a process engineer. I'm an industrial control engineer.
Phoebe Fankinhall - Sat, 12 Oct 2013 17:09:35 EST ID:EyqApq5P No.5961 Ignore Report Quick Reply
you know, if you want to progress, at some point you'll have to leave more technical and sciencey jobs for more paper pushing endeavors.
But if you're only happy doing pure technical work, whatever.

> I have the ability to take what I've learned and scale it to fix other problems. Apparently most people have trouble with that.
derp that's the reason engineers get hired into positions that are unrelated to their field of study, apart for the maths skills.
TeMahi - Wed, 06 Nov 2013 20:13:59 EST ID:SB9ZYn17 No.5987 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Yeah, I've worked with countless idiots like you.
You are a typical class of so called 'engineer', so obsessed with yourself and magical power to engineer that you forget about working with others to complete a project which would be impossible for an individual. Your ego crushes those who's hands you depend on, you make it impossible for others to do their own work, and then you wonder why nothing seems to work. The people you work with are not dumbasses, they are just damn sick of having schoolkids like yourself patronise them and will not make the effort to interact with you constructively. Until you change your attitude, everything you touch will fail, you are not paid to hold power, you hold responsibility. You are not God.

Also, use stainless steel next time, cheap cunt.
TeMahi - Tue, 12 Nov 2013 03:28:25 EST ID:SB9ZYn17 No.5997 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Haha you know where I'm coming from buddy. Don't get me started on reasons not to save dollars on welding rods. Leaving it out in the rain to delaminate doesn't help the situation either.
OP bears the responsibility for this kind of thing, but forever blames the welder who followed his instructions.

CAD portfolio by Angus Pennerworth - Mon, 11 Nov 2013 14:17:55 EST ID:wfbPtqkp No.5992 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Co-op job hunting season again. I'm applying to a sewage treatment company that is asking for a mechanical CAD portfolio. Has anyone done one of these portfolios, what do you think they are excepting? I've only dealt with CAD in my drafting class.
Is it ok to just spend a day making random parts and assemblies to show my competence and skill?

Elec here btw, enjoy Maxwell's Equations.

stuff by Lord Fatbottom - Wed, 09 May 2012 17:54:16 EST ID:Bc+zr+Bx No.4106 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I'm reading the comment section to a shitty article about how the shortage of native engineers is bullshit.

I came to this post:

"In my opinion, which is backed up by being a professor at a US engineering school – foreign students are sought after because they are typically much BETTER prepared when they enter graduate school – not because they are cheaper to have as graduate students. Although some professors may depend on a foreign student accepting working for no pay just to be in the US, most offer stipends and tuition waivers to these students in exchange for working on projects."

How does this comment make you feel?

My first thought is "has this professor thought about why foreign students are better prepared? And has he taken any action or responsibility in better preparing his native undergraduates."
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Clara Fanway - Thu, 29 Aug 2013 03:02:47 EST ID:23z3O8Uj No.5859 Ignore Report Quick Reply
in my experience international students are exceptionally hard working students but tend to be depressingly un-innovative

to be fair innovation is rare these days

most engineers do it for the degree and just grind it out

i feel like innovation is more common in the software and electrical engineering degrees but the by the 4th year the innovative types either commit suicide or drop out and find a programming job at some startup

too bad you can't measure innovation in a report card
Thomas Cindershaw - Fri, 27 Sep 2013 22:24:37 EST ID:1/RGVUTh No.5918 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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George Blackcocke - Thu, 10 Oct 2013 00:23:51 EST ID:l7/tfg0+ No.5956 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Phoebe Fankinhall - Sat, 12 Oct 2013 16:59:46 EST ID:EyqApq5P No.5960 Ignore Report Quick Reply
the old white man defense: but we're creative!!!

actually that happens in the west too, just not in the US from what I gather.
Universities in europe are often theoretical and can be hard on engineering students, for example it's absolutely impossible to work and study unless it's a part-time program.
Doris Lightworth - Fri, 08 Nov 2013 17:58:02 EST ID:4s/spGoH No.5989 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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ITT: engineers proving they have zero people skills and getting butthurt over semantics. I knew what a transistor was and had learned 2 programming languages before I graduated from PUBLIC high school. Would I have made a good engineer of any sort? If this thread is any indication, then hell no. You know why? I can't stand people who are so close minded. Everyone in this thread is obviously biased from personal experience, and all you can do is insult each other for it. Do you all really feel so threatened by the prospect that another, more experienced engineer has the right answer? I guess so, otherwise you wouldn't assume anonymous to be an underage high school dipshit all the time.

1st year engineering by Walter Dartbury - Thu, 11 Jul 2013 13:16:08 EST ID:wg73vNAx No.5793 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Hi Im a first year at college not sure which engineering degree is right for me. Im considering electrical, material science or computer science. Any information on what life is going to be like with these degrees would be awesome.
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Jenny Sabblemetch - Fri, 25 Oct 2013 11:03:08 EST ID:us9tPNDY No.5977 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Not all engineers are workaholics or constantly thinking about their jobs. I work with lots of people who don't give a shit about their job at the weekends, but give 100% during work hours.
Phineas Blindlepark - Sun, 03 Nov 2013 05:09:34 EST ID:5cJ/AB1P No.5982 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>Not all engineers are workaholics or constantly thinking about their jobs

why would you get a degree in something just for a job?
Phoebe Wuffingdane - Mon, 04 Nov 2013 10:34:35 EST ID:sa6pdh7u No.5984 Ignore Report Quick Reply
because sometimes you think you want to do somethng but at 24 you have a wife thats prego and 1 year till you get your masters, you are over 60 grand in debt. and cant afford to switch careers.

my father fucking hates his job, his constant reply to how was work is "sucks" hes an ee working as a programer.
Thomas Blackstock - Wed, 06 Nov 2013 08:35:33 EST ID:+c034o3V No.5985 Ignore Report Quick Reply
lol why would anyone get an engineering degree for fun?

shit the only reason I'm did it is because you need a degree to be certified. I could learn that shit on my own. shit I taught myself up to multivariable calculus before starting my degree
Oliver Buzzlegold - Thu, 07 Nov 2013 19:54:17 EST ID:SUgjhpjC No.5988 Ignore Report Quick Reply
im this poster,

it only took him 26 years to finally feel comfortable enough finaically to quit his job.

lets hope he becomes happier

Engineering in the UK by Phoebe Hengerfuck - Thu, 31 Oct 2013 16:41:12 EST ID:xgUR8wWn No.5981 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Hi /tesla/

24 year old employee of an engineering company in the defence sector. At the moment I have an HND in Electrical/Electronic Engineering and after this year will have an HND in Mechanical Engineering. I'm looking to top this up to a degree in Mechanical Engineering (currently doing all the UCAS bollocks) starting this September.

Any UKfags here able to advise on the best universities, experiences with applying with different qualifications, etc etc.? Also, as an older student does anyone have any experiences of this to share. Should be noted I also have A-Levels in Maths and Physics (they are poor grades, E and D respectively - I wasn't so committed at college but like to hope any University would take into account my two Higher National Diplomas.)

I know Bristol, Bath, Manchester are pretty good for Mech Engineering.

Thanks all!
Matilda Fomblepad - Sun, 03 Nov 2013 14:51:30 EST ID:DTQaxF9M No.5983 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Birmingham and Brookes are pretty good for mech eng I think.

Programming and CAD by Nicholas Bommercocke - Wed, 11 Sep 2013 17:22:42 EST ID:YnFlrW9/ No.5895 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Hey /tesla/, just hoping you might be able to offer some advice.

I will be applying to study engineering at uni in the near future and heard that programming is taught as part of many engineering courses. I have no previous experience of programming and thought it might be useful to gain a basic understanding of a language before I apply, as it could boost my chances of getting an offer as well as making the course slightly easier. However, I know that CAD is also important for engineering, especially mech.

My question is would my time be better spent learning a language such as MatLab or learning to use a CAD program such as Solidworks? Bearing in mind I will be doing a general engineering course so will cover most of he more traditional disciplines. Also, which language/CAD program would be most useful/easy to learn? I would love to do both but currently don't have the time due to a work and school.

tl;dr Should I learn a programming language or CAD for a general engineering course, and which language/CAD program?

Thanks in advance and sorry for the wall of text.
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Frederick Wanningdudge - Sun, 06 Oct 2013 16:11:38 EST ID:D8N1xh14 No.5943 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>MatLab applies in general to all engineers though, so if in doubt go with that.
Not really.
Sophie Dreffinghood - Sun, 06 Oct 2013 17:15:02 EST ID:5cJ/AB1P No.5951 Ignore Report Quick Reply
matlab is one of those things that engineering schools poorly expose their students to, then 90% of them will never see again unless they go into academia.

You know what most engineers at a real company use? Fucking excel. Why? Not because it is better than anything, because it isn't. Because the company already paid for all those Microsoft office packages.
Graham Gimbledag - Sat, 12 Oct 2013 18:06:42 EST ID:X3RZJwjY No.5962 Ignore Report Quick Reply
i'd learn matlab first if i were you. it's actually easy as fuck.
true. my college recently stopped teaching it to CEs. but it's a god send for mech and aero.
you can write up everything in matlab and export it as an excel file. or whatever format you want, really.
Nigger Dunderford - Thu, 17 Oct 2013 00:59:10 EST ID:5cJ/AB1P No.5965 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>you can write up everything in matlab and export it as an excel file. or whatever format you want, really.

it doesn't matter if you can, if your company won't pay for matlab. There isn't a company in the english speaking world that won't give you office. There are tons that you will have to argue with to get matlab.
Shit Grandway - Wed, 30 Oct 2013 16:59:21 EST ID:KoI0JFUs No.5980 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Currently in my 3rd yr of a general engineering degree. We've used MatLab and some other languages as well as Solidworks and AutoCAD and a few other tools. I think we got around 10 hours of labs for both MatLab and Solidworks in my first year and that's about it. The philosophy is that the course isn't aiming to teach you how to use those tools but giving you a favour of what tools are out there and what sort of things they can do in order to aid you to solve a problem. Ultimately, we have complete freedom over what programs we use, or if we do things by hand.

The most important skill I have developed is how to RTFM since it's likely I'll be using a piece of software for a single lab (one 6 hour day) and won't ever touch it again.

Logging data from sensors and plotting data by Jack Breffingkat - Mon, 20 May 2013 00:08:27 EST ID:N2gcVF14 No.5670 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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So I am designing something for a friend. I am not very far into my basic of basics electric circuits book, and I've hit a wall. The device itself is very simple, just 2 CDS cells acting as a voltage divider. I want to take a snapshot of the voltage output...say every 100ms and be able to plot this over time

I haven't the slightest clue where to start with logging the data and being able to plug it into a computer.

The end user is basically illiterate in these things, and I want them to be able to see what is happening with the device, without them getting frustrated.

I have about 4 months to figure this out.
Jack Breffingkat - Mon, 20 May 2013 00:12:20 EST ID:N2gcVF14 No.5671 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I should also mention that I would preferably log to an SD card, not having the device tethered 24/7. nb
Cyril Murrybanks - Tue, 21 May 2013 16:47:22 EST ID:/PYTFAuP No.5680 Ignore Report Quick Reply
You can import values into the office packet and make graphs and staples out of it

I think it even can do live plots with a ODBC driver
Lydia Hedgechedging - Tue, 22 Oct 2013 23:47:11 EST ID:NnEniNuW No.5975 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>The device itself is very simple, just 2 CDS cells acting as a voltage divider

Why two CDS cells? Are you trying to compare the brightness in two different areas? I think you would be better off putting them in a wheatstone bridge either way.

As far as logging the data, your best bet would be something like an Arduino Uno paired with the ethernet shield. If you've programmed things before, I'm sure you can figure it out in 4 months.


Shipping container build by Charlotte Tootlock - Sun, 01 Sep 2013 01:32:22 EST ID:mSiCExQ8 No.5864 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Shipping containers are stackable, waterproof (for rain, not for dropping them in a river), and strong. They also cost around $15,000 new. I heard about a guy who built a small underground shelter using a shipping container that he buried in his backyard, and I was thinking about trying this myself.

I can get 6 carbon-steel sheets, half-inch thick, and weld them together myself for around $6,000 (before shipping, ironically). Would this plan work, or am I missing something crucial?
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William Lighthood - Fri, 04 Oct 2013 13:02:44 EST ID:sQAOunmf No.5936 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Nigel Brabblespear - Sat, 05 Oct 2013 07:37:18 EST ID:aF+amxZx No.5937 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>5936 there is a reason im not a engineer... i dont even know where to start researching.

i was looking at rigid 2 inch foam insulation, specifically http://www.homedepot.com/catalog/pdfImages/4d/4d258498-d60f-412a-bfe5-f3ad7e813c00.pdf. now i see r value of 10.8. then i tried to figure out exactly what that means. i got to this formula " hr•ft^2 •°F/Btu (RSI, °C•m^2/W). i know what everything up to the parentheses stands for.... but tbh.... even if i figure all that out i probably wont understand it.

basically im trying to figure out if my house is at 68 inside and its 10 out side how long before i have to turn the heater back on if i got 2 inch insulation. and this would help avoid the tin oven effect some what right?
M - Sat, 05 Oct 2013 16:14:02 EST ID:Jr33UkvF No.5938 Ignore Report Quick Reply
according to my knowledge of thermodynamics, it is not possible to be calculated with the data you are giving us. we would have to know the area of the container (not the width*height for all faces, but the actual area of the bended panels), this means it is going to matter if you put your insulation on the inside or outside. I would also have to know the thickness of the steel plating.
And assuming you want to keep the temperature at 68F, we would have to know how much heat your heater can produce.
if you want me to calculate your shit, give me the area in m2, the plate thickness in mm your temperatures in K and your heat production in Watts.
Nigel Brabblespear - Sat, 05 Oct 2013 16:36:39 EST ID:aF+amxZx No.5939 Ignore Report Quick Reply
ummm give me a few days to do the research and ill try and do it.

thank you for explaining what i need to find.
George Bonnerchid - Wed, 06 Nov 2013 17:09:24 EST ID:bexY1i7u No.5986 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Linear displacement by John - Tue, 01 Oct 2013 06:52:34 EST ID:fy15wSYi No.5929 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I'm doing a little project of mine and I have encountered a problem..

The project is basically a motion platform that moves in three directions at very low forces (few mN). I got the first two direction done (X,Y), but the third is giving me trouble due to the gravitational force.

Basically I use some very thin beams (flexures) that allow deflection in one direction and none in all others. In X and Y I have no issues with gravity, but in the Z direction the beams own weight and as the force is not applied directly at the centre of the flexures, my whole thing starts to rotate which I don't want.

So I was thinking of maybe using a linear spring that doesn't allow bending.. Do such springs exist at such a stiffness (20 N/m)?
Frederick Wanningdudge - Sun, 06 Oct 2013 16:12:31 EST ID:D8N1xh14 No.5944 Ignore Report Quick Reply
A spring that does't bend? House a spring in a piston or something. Is that what you're asking for?

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