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Do-it-yourself engineering

Author: Stephen J Ressler; Teaching Company,
Publisher: Chantilly, Virginia : The Teaching Company, [2017] ©2017
Series: Great courses (DVD)., Science & mathematics., Engineering.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Master the principles of engineering through fascinating do-it-yourself projects. You can confidently tackle a working suspension bridge, airplane, helicopter, catapult, clock, and other technological wonders in your own home workshop. These projects are challenging but achievable. They require only readily available materials and a workshop equipped with common benchtop power tools. Do-It-Yourself Engineering's 24  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Lectures
Educational films
Instructional films
Nonfiction films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Filmed lectures
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material, Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen J Ressler; Teaching Company,
ISBN: 9781629974743 1629974749 9781629974767 1629974765
OCLC Number: 1011036408
Language Note: Closed captioning.
Notes: Title from disc label.
"Course No. 1144."
"NTSC, region 1"--from Amazon.com website.
"24 lectures, 30 minutes per lesson."--Container. "24 lectures, 33 minutes each"--Publisher's website.
Performer(s): Presenter, Stephen Ressler.
Target Audience: Not rated.
Description: 4 videodiscs (approximately 720 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 course workbook (vi, 321 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.)
Details: DVD.
Contents: (Disc 1): 1 Why DIY engineering? --
2 Exploring the science of structure --
3 Design and build a cardboard tower --
4 Bridging with beams --
5 Make a suspension bridge --
6 Design a concrete sailboat --
(Disc 2): 7 Set sail! --
8 Make a radio-controlled blimp --
9 Exploring aerodynamics --
10 Build a model airplane --
11 Take flight! --
12 Build a model helicopter --
[Disc 3]: 13 This is rocket science --
14 Build a rocket --
15 Make an electric launch controller --
16 Let's do launch! --
17 A tale of three catapults --
18 Build a ballista, onager, and trebuchet --
(Disc): 19 Design a hydraulic arm --
20 Make a water turbine --
21 Design a gear train --
22 Make a mechanical clock --
23 Design a motor-powered crane --
24 Creative design: a tribute to Rube Goldberg.
Series Title: Great courses (DVD)., Science & mathematics., Engineering.
Other Titles: DIY engineering
Do-it-yourself engineering, course guidebook.
Responsibility: The Teaching Company ; professor Stephen Ressler, United States Military Academy at West Point.

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Master the principles of engineering through fascinating do-it-yourself projects. You can confidently tackle a working suspension bridge, airplane, helicopter, catapult, clock, and other technological wonders in your own home workshop. These projects are challenging but achievable. They require only readily available materials and a workshop equipped with common benchtop power tools. Do-It-Yourself Engineering's 24 lectures show how in 17 engaging DIY projects you can create exactly as an engineer does: starting with the concept, working out the design, plunging into construction, and finally putting the final product to the test. Professor Ressler walks you through the entire process, including the crucial planning phase, which is where most people wonder, "Where do I start?" As you develop your design, he shows how simple high-school mathematics can be used to calculate the loads caused by pedestrians on a bridge, aerodynamic lift developed by an airplane wing, torque in a turbine, and other engineering parameters. Plus, you learn how to apply elementary physics concepts, such as the conservation of energy, Newton's laws, and Bernoulli's principle. In addition, Dr. Ressler gives you indispensable shop tips on the use of tools. Above all, he teaches you how to think like an engineer in approaching any problem.

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