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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

studying aboard by George Tootgold - Sun, 18 Dec 2011 08:38:36 EST ID:luuqJe6g No.3148 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Should I study aboard?

I got in to study chemical engineering in Helsinki Uni. of Technology. I haven't been able to begin my studies yet due to military service and I'm currently thinking of doing my degree in another country. I have an international background and a ton of friends studying in USA, other Scandinavian countries and Britain.

I'm eligible to get a scholarship that would cover 75% of my tuition fees for both bachelor's and master's degree. I'd also get around 600€ a month of student benefits, would be able to a low interest student loan backed up by the government, and I have a good resume to get some minimum wage job at a store/hotel.

Would doing bachelor's in chemical/biomedical engineering in some country and doing the master's in another be a moronic idea or would it have the potential of being really fucking sweet?
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Hannah Sugglechot - Mon, 18 Feb 2013 20:49:18 EST ID:l9uL1Ps1 No.5424 Ignore Report Quick Reply
This is funny
Priscilla Cleffingtag - Sun, 03 Mar 2013 18:59:42 EST ID:ICPayTBX No.5460 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>Scandinavian country
Rebecca Femmerhodge - Tue, 05 Mar 2013 13:32:51 EST ID:xZQIKOdS No.5461 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>Should I study aboard?

Yes, but don't make the mistake I made and write a thesis at a company where you want to work later. Don't do it at a foreign university. You will get your degree but compared to your student friends back home you will have trouble finding a job because abroad you are disconnected.

This is why big companies have special seminars for expats who want to come back to re-integrate them back into society/company.

That mistake ruined my career. I studied biomedical engineering btw. Fuck that !!! There are only two real engineering disciplines: Electrical and mechanical if you don't want into sale.
Cornelius Creddlewedge - Wed, 06 Mar 2013 16:14:17 EST ID:kywTtbBB No.5468 Ignore Report Quick Reply

just wondering, why are you not including chemical? it was my impression they have it better than us mech.Es
Thomas Tootspear - Wed, 06 Mar 2013 17:41:00 EST ID:buTeoEHV No.5470 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Because he's a noob.
What he should have said was all engineering disciplines are reducible to a linear combination of either EE, ME or ChemE. Because that's how it works.

Changing disciplines by Jarvis Hinnernidge - Mon, 18 Feb 2013 23:22:54 EST ID:4GMl2jVR No.5425 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Hey /tesla/

So I'm a Biomedical Engineer, but I don't particularly like the medical aspect of the major (hate it actually). I want to get my PhD in a somewhat unrelated field, something like physics or ECE. Am I foolish for thinking that I can cross over into a good program for graduate school? Grades and research experience won't be a problem.

Also, changing majors really isn't an option since I'm a 22 year old sophomore. I can't wait until I'm 30 to start my life...

What do you think?
Jenny Dambleway - Tue, 19 Feb 2013 01:32:45 EST ID:buTeoEHV No.5429 Ignore Report Quick Reply
My cal1 teacher who was one of the best I've ever had got his bachelors in BME, then got his masters in EE and went to design chips for TI. He became a project manager making ~90k+ at the age of 30, only reason he says he took up teaching was that he wanted to have more off time with his new kids and share knowledge.
Basil Sucklewot - Tue, 19 Feb 2013 15:22:53 EST ID:l3kGnHqj No.5432 Ignore Report Quick Reply

>I want to get my PhD in a somewhat unrelated field
> I can't wait until I'm 30 to start my life

U wot m8? A PhD is a 5+ year slog, for bugger-all money, with no certainty of getting a job outside of academia, and no certainty of getting one in academia too. If you want to work in industry, just get an MSc, and get some real world experience.
Wesley Honeyridge - Tue, 05 Mar 2013 22:56:43 EST ID:fUa2CSRV No.5464 Ignore Report Quick Reply
People do PhD's in barely related fields all the time. It's not a weird thing at all.

Of course, it is HARDER to get into a PhD program outside your major, but it's certainly not impossible.

That said, if you cross over, you may still have to go back to undergrad and do a few extra courses to prepare yourself early. Just go and check out the universities and grad progams your interested in. They should have sections on minimum requirements, recommended preparation, and the course list for their masters and phds.
Cornelius Creddlewedge - Wed, 06 Mar 2013 16:12:50 EST ID:kywTtbBB No.5467 Ignore Report Quick Reply
i think the word you are looking for is master's degree op
Cornelius Goodson - Sat, 09 Mar 2013 01:30:08 EST ID:nxPcd0eq No.5472 Ignore Report Quick Reply
That totally depends on your ambitions dude, a MsC and BEng aren't going to provide you with the tools that a PhD provides you.

This is especially true for the more theoretical subsets of engineering fields, especially Electrical Engineering.

If you're comfortable with working your average engineer job then go for it, if you want to be the first to discover and solve a particular problem, well then the choice is clear.

As a side note, I plan on going into graduate school in math, not engineering, so take what I say with a grain of salt.

Summer Semester jolly african-americans by Basil Boppermug - Tue, 26 Feb 2013 22:36:04 EST ID:PUoX0429 No.5445 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Hey /tesla/,

So for those of you whose schools have summer semesters, holla. What are your schedules like?

I have:
Materials Science
Advanced Manufacturing
Electricity and Electronics
Calculus III

Pretty easy seeing as the classes are rather spread out through the week.

So, what about you? Hard semester or easy one?
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Hingle McCringleberry - Wed, 27 Feb 2013 02:26:33 EST ID:PW8J6JEh No.5450 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Got thermo,fluids, and solids lab. I'll be finishing dif eq, calc 3 and solids recitation this semester.
Isabella Pibbercocke - Wed, 27 Feb 2013 22:56:10 EST ID:wai1gVQN No.5455 Ignore Report Quick Reply
ill probs do summer my junior year. but hell maybe i should do it this year too. ill end up lifeguarding at home doing shit nothing otherwise anyway
Martha Bannerworth - Thu, 28 Feb 2013 22:46:38 EST ID:AInfxL6X No.5456 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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this is my spring schedule, but we don't have a true summer semester

senior design
materials science
dynamic systems analysis (vibration analysis)
turbo machinery

pic is a 6061 T6 tensile test specimen from my materials class
Martha Bannerworth - Thu, 28 Feb 2013 22:49:06 EST ID:AInfxL6X No.5457 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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whoops that was the rationale for using .505" diameter samples
Nathaniel Dittingkedging - Sat, 02 Mar 2013 10:10:54 EST ID:GDLqIB2o No.5458 Ignore Report Quick Reply
aluminum master race

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