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Unsure by Eliza Berryworth - Fri, 05 Apr 2013 07:26:24 EST ID:jhIUsBBF No.5547 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Hello /tesla/
I am currently 19 and am thinking about trying to major in engineering. I like seeing how things work, and did fairly well in math and science in high school. But I am extremely uneasy about making such a commitment (6-8 years?) and dropping ~50k for tuition and say... ~70k for living expenses for those total 6-8 years. I also hear engineers have nearly no free time during college.

I don't know what to do. Is this normal to have to drop that much money with loans? Is that what some of you are doing? And how did you figure out if engineering was the right path for you?
Isabella Fonnercocke - Sat, 06 Apr 2013 02:23:15 EST ID:h/f6Un+K No.5549 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>6-8 years?
only if you take 12 hours a semester and have 3+ co-ops, its pretty reasonable to finish in 4-5 years with one co-op. most of my expenses were covered by scholarships and some money from my parents so ill be graduating debt free, ~50k is about right for a state sponsored uni, living expenses depend on where you live. the last 3 semesters have been pretty stressful with work I only go out once a week or so.
I would have been happy with math, physics, comp sci, or any engineering but chemical, I settled on mechanical engineering because my school has a very good engineering program, and it's easy to find jobs in my area, but there's a fairly good demand for them in most parts of the country if I decide to move later.
Cedric Dobbermud - Sat, 06 Apr 2013 03:52:33 EST ID:r+me8oJ/ No.5550 Ignore Report Quick Reply
As stated before, it's a 4 year program. I did a Mechanical/Electrical degree and it took 4.5 years because I was an idiot and got involved with a Sorority girl who turned out to be a whore. If you can, live at home - it costs $8,000 a year in Canada for Engineering tuition, and I paid it all off by working in the Oil Sands.

You only don't have time if you can't manage it. I was able to go drinking once or twice a week with my study habits, just make sure you stay on top of your work.

Also, being able to do math pretty well in High School is a good indication of you being able to learn the more advanced stuff. Just don't go in all hot shit like a lot of people, because in the end, it's not what you learned from high school, it's the process of how you learned it.

electroplating by Lillian Geblingdod - Tue, 02 Apr 2013 23:27:49 EST ID:w2QHIx2p No.5544 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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is it possible to paint something in silver flake paint and then electroplate it? Are paints conductive enough?

This shit, what the fuck is it? by Nigel Fanbury - Sat, 30 Mar 2013 12:49:00 EST ID:+k5EaOMo No.5535 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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What the fuck is this shit?
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Fanny Dudgechod - Sun, 31 Mar 2013 07:44:09 EST ID:1DGCppat No.5537 Ignore Report Quick Reply

>Fuelless gravity engine

I smell shiiiiiiite! Sounds like some crackpot perpetual motion engine.
David Crundlestadge - Sun, 31 Mar 2013 15:56:32 EST ID:4TXNiIqH No.5538 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Nope, not even close.

It's a crackpot free energy engine.
Phineas Higglesin - Sun, 31 Mar 2013 19:25:20 EST ID:wai1gVQN No.5539 Ignore Report Quick Reply

free energy machines are called perpetual motion machines in thermo
Archie Cricklepork - Mon, 01 Apr 2013 17:41:28 EST ID:ND8I/rne No.5542 Ignore Report Quick Reply
My boss told me all about free energy and how it's everywhere and big oil doesn't want us to know. I hate agreeing in fear of losing my job. 1 word rebuttal: Thermodynamics.
David Foddlehood - Mon, 01 Apr 2013 22:51:47 EST ID:AInfxL6X No.5543 Ignore Report Quick Reply
op it's scam peddled by someone who understands neither thermodynamics nor four-bar linkage design.

Choices choices by Nicholas Dingerlock - Sun, 06 Jan 2013 16:33:05 EST ID:JHZsD1Ts No.5285 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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So soon I will need to make a choice. I am studying a general engineering course, but soon I will have to decide which course I want to do next year. Right now it's between

"Computer, Communications and Computer Engineering" and "Mechanical Engineering"

I love programming and find computers fascinating but I find the problems in mechanics very intuitive and I like mechanics.

Can anyone help me with some information on these two specialities? Any pros/cons?
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Jenny Blonderstat - Wed, 09 Jan 2013 20:38:46 EST ID:U8RLD8ms No.5304 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Im doing a double degree in both of those! comp sci and mech eng.

The mech has always been easier for me, due to the huge amount of memorization present in comp sci.
However, i am a far superior engineer because of my programming skills. So much of Mechanical engineering has been based off of empirical testing that many engineers can scrape by without programming well. With new technology, many of these fields are evolving to use computational solving. Finite element analysis, fluid dynamics, even stress and strain modeling for beams can be approximated with greater accuracy and without the massive "fudge" factor that used to be necessary.
However, with hindsight i now wish i had simply finished mechanical before doing the programming, as I'm very broke and I'd love to have a ring on my finger and a good job. On the other hand, i can actually make you a robot competently without going DURR DURR gearing? or DURR DURR computers?

TLDR Mech eng, but program in your spare time; its pretty damn useful.
Edwin Bunshaw - Thu, 10 Jan 2013 00:12:13 EST ID:nwxojBqh No.5307 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Ive done some leisure time programing but unless you intend go into robotics or write fea or cfd programs I don't see it being necessary/particularly benificial for a mechanical engineer.
Jenny Smallson - Sun, 13 Jan 2013 06:38:49 EST ID:Pjytneps No.5319 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Uh..mechatronics ?
Ebenezer Ciffingfuck - Sun, 31 Mar 2013 22:28:24 EST ID:WGWITgF+ No.5540 Ignore Report Quick Reply
well im studying mechatronic engineering. its pretty badass. try that.
Hamilton Pucklefuck - Mon, 01 Apr 2013 14:56:27 EST ID:Jr33UkvF No.5541 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Self-Review questions. by Shit Croshtire - Sat, 30 Mar 2013 00:54:38 EST ID:N2gcVF14 No.5532 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Does anyone know of a database of self review questions for different subjects?

Self study here, reading a book on electricity. I was making good progress on the book, until about the middle when it got into AC and complex-circuit analysis. The book only gives you about 10 questions at the end of a chapter, with no answers to check.

Pic related, the book I'm reading.

what do? by Doris Dacklestidge - Sun, 23 Dec 2012 11:57:00 EST ID:Jr33UkvF No.5244 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Hello tesla, I live in holland and, if all goes well I will finish my study of mechanical/metal engineering this year. but I want to get a bachelor or masters degree in the direction of engineering/design/innovation/environment/durability/eco friendly stuff. Does anyone on here do a study like that? and how`s it called and where do you follow it? I`m willing to leave holland for my study if I can find one.
please enlighten me with your knowledge /tesla/
Ernest Turveyway - Mon, 07 Jan 2013 15:29:23 EST ID:Jr33UkvF No.5291 Ignore Report Quick Reply
OP here, bumping in the hope of an answer
Simon Conderman - Tue, 08 Jan 2013 09:17:25 EST ID:WJMI4Ecc No.5294 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Check maritime engineering since they apply metal/mechanical engineering and there is great progress in eco friendly systems and laws regarding merchant navy ships. Try man b&w in denmark, sulzer, wartsila or shinko(particularly oily water separators and sewage treatment plants)
Eliza Smallbanks - Thu, 10 Jan 2013 12:47:29 EST ID:rL4bNMYM No.5310 Ignore Report Quick Reply

I approve of maritime engineering.
Thomas Blanningson - Mon, 25 Mar 2013 16:21:36 EST ID:Jr33UkvF No.5518 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>lurk /tesla/ after a while
>hey I know this thread
>oh wait I`m OP

anyway, I have decided to settle with Industrial Product Design (Industrieel Product Ontwerp in dutch), an engineering major and will do my minor on sustainable design. really looking forward to it!
now lets just hope I`ve passed my exams
Isabella Fendlebot - Tue, 26 Mar 2013 18:57:46 EST ID:rL4bNMYM No.5523 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Haha, same here.

I still approve of maritime engineering.

Or failing that, maritime officer.

To build.... or not to build..?? by Phineas Craffingkune - Wed, 28 Nov 2012 20:13:52 EST ID:YJYWoo8g No.5168 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Hey /tesla/

wondering if any of you guys could point me in the direction for further reading into engineering my own sound system..... or do think it is too ambitious to attempt such a feet as I have done nothing of this nature before??

Graham Feddlechon - Wed, 28 Nov 2012 23:08:43 EST ID:GX8aNZRo No.5169 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Here are some circuit diagrams that are related to this.


Building your own speaker boxes would be fairly easy, but it's probably easier to just buy those, the amplifier will be enough work as it is.
Thomas Blanningson - Mon, 25 Mar 2013 16:31:47 EST ID:Jr33UkvF No.5519 Ignore Report Quick Reply
depends on what exactly you want to do, if you just want to build speaker boxes for your sounds system then I reccomend you take the right speakers with them. everyone on the internet says it, though I have not ever seen an argument for or against it.
here are some sites for speaker building (the first two are in dutch but I fthink you`ll be smart enough to figure out the designs):

and for the love of god, tell me you`re going to make a free party system in europe.

Trompe by Edward Grandman - Wed, 13 Feb 2013 01:25:44 EST ID:9z6+JHTP No.5405 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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This is a Trompe.
it can make a virtually inexhaustible supply of free compressed air

This system could eliminate the dependancy on oil (that's why it's so unheard of). It is the best form of renewable energy and badly needs development and publicity.

Just planting seeds...
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Jarvis Fuvingwell - Wed, 27 Feb 2013 09:35:29 EST ID:buTeoEHV No.5452 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Yes I know, he shows it, as well as an electric car from the early 20th century pre-highway times. Point is the microbial biofuel.
Fuck Hashwidging - Wed, 27 Feb 2013 14:15:28 EST ID:8dHwpz0J No.5453 Ignore Report Quick Reply
there are different kinds of biofuel...
Shit Brookshaw - Wed, 27 Feb 2013 21:36:40 EST ID:buTeoEHV No.5454 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Yeah that's why I used the descriptor "microbial" in front of it..
Augustus Gupperkeck - Thu, 21 Mar 2013 20:31:07 EST ID:3EWmJhWK No.5507 Ignore Report Quick Reply
What if we get overdependant on oxigen?
John Pittshaw - Tue, 03 Jan 2017 13:12:04 EST ID:Je+bVbOx No.7034 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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CANT READ MAH LATHE by David Pashbury - Tue, 05 Mar 2013 17:05:33 EST ID:+inNnl+Y No.5462 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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i figured i would get a better crowd here than /b/ so anyways.... here it goes, i just got a job machining at this place and i can't read any of the writing on the headstock, its all faded so I'm just guessing for feeds and speeds. it is a Sharpe 1660c engine lathe does anyone have a picture of the faceplates or possibly a diagram so i don't have to figure them all out one?
Emma Parrykatch - Mon, 18 Mar 2013 22:29:59 EST ID:TwiX3/qJ No.5495 Ignore Report Quick Reply
operating machinery with missing or obscure tags and plates is against the law. call your local OSHA rep and ask them to stop by.

Smoke Bubble Machine by Martha Fackledodge - Mon, 11 Feb 2013 14:47:33 EST ID:dKQsYbWY No.5397 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Is there any way to rig a bubble machine to blow weed smoke filled bubbles? I know it would be a huge waste of money, but it would be a pretty awesome thing to do at a party, in a smaller inclosed room.
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Caroline Billinggold - Thu, 21 Feb 2013 16:02:22 EST ID:vEqrVudV No.5438 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Hookah with weed in it + normal bubble machine with air intake attached to nozzle. Ezmode
Clara Pockham - Tue, 26 Feb 2013 08:34:53 EST ID:LD3IfAmx No.5442 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Would it have enough suction to work the hookah?
Probably burn through a lot of money keeping it running. Is salvia cheaper?
Cornelius Creddlewedge - Wed, 06 Mar 2013 16:16:53 EST ID:kywTtbBB No.5469 Ignore Report Quick Reply

maybey. if it doesn't you could just jury-rig a stronger suction dohickey where the air intake is and then connect the hose to that.

idk why you're talking about salvia, completely different animal than weed. probs wouldn't work in a hookah either
Reuben Honeywell - Wed, 13 Mar 2013 18:59:41 EST ID:os9txK+X No.5488 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I remember seeing an electric bong down the market. Just surf out with weed and turn it on and it pumps out smoke. I am sure with some searching you can find one and rig it to the back of a kids bubble machine.
David Brerryford - Fri, 15 Mar 2013 08:33:26 EST ID:kL6ouHN8 No.5492 Ignore Report Quick Reply
if you want to make a "turbo bong" get an electric pump for an air matress, mout massive bowl on instake and suck on the out let, they arent that fun.

the "old school" method was to use a hair dryer.

cremona method by Molly Condleforth - Thu, 14 Mar 2013 08:32:56 EST ID:RaKFEgmE No.5491 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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have to design a steel truss , i get extra points if i use the cremona method, which i was not taught. I could do it using Ritter's section's method however i think a graphical method is more practical. So, if u could please explain it to me, the interentet only provides a description of the method.

Employment advice by Isabella Bomblestidge - Tue, 05 Mar 2013 18:48:44 EST ID:R51vpKMv No.5463 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I posted this in /tech/ but I don't know if it's more for this board.

I'm doing a two year degree in electronic engineering and I wanted to know how I should be going about this. I'm 18 and doing well in college, but after I get my degree I don't think I'll know how to actually go about getting a job. Do you have any general advice on getting employed? Are there any (not 420chan) forums you could direct me to? And what can I do now to make employers look at me? Thanks.
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Hannah Drussleditch - Sun, 10 Mar 2013 14:43:17 EST ID:R51vpKMv No.5473 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Alright then, I will do that too.

My only problem is that I'm not much a people's person.
Archie Crushchet - Mon, 11 Mar 2013 05:44:01 EST ID:nxPcd0eq No.5474 Ignore Report Quick Reply
why do you say that?

what makes you a people person online but not irl?

i mean, i'm a people too you know, and i probably shit and piss and eat just like you
Hedda Cliblingfuck - Mon, 11 Mar 2013 13:31:14 EST ID:R51vpKMv No.5476 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I have panic attacks around people in small places, because I had a bad life growing up.

It's easy to say that anonymously on the internet to a random stranger I'll never know, but things get difficult when my inability to talk to someone else might cost me a job, which adds to the stress and makes me panic more.

I really need to get a job after college. Which is why I made this thread, haha.
Henry Blollyspear - Tue, 12 Mar 2013 12:26:28 EST ID:buTeoEHV No.5480 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Learn to become a people person. Read self help books (Think Like A Winner and How to make friends and influence people, for starters) in an effort to become more sociable.
Being sociable is what gets you promoted and a job, not just the know how you have.
Simon Snodhall - Thu, 14 Mar 2013 02:15:45 EST ID:nxPcd0eq No.5489 Ignore Report Quick Reply
get your hands on some benzos and start talking to people, people don't like people like you and you're gonna have a hard time being hired if you continue, i'm sorry to say

well you might get hired

but you're gonna get used and abused and have shit pay and everyone's going to give you their extra work and you're not gonna say no because you act like a bitch

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