10 Great Engineering Projects Using Lego

Since it’s Christmas Eve Eve, here is a little lighthearted Christmas entertainment. Regular readers of this blog or those who follow our Facebook or Twitter feeds will know that some of us are big fans of well engineered Lego projects. So, since many of us will soon be waiting our turn with the children’s or grandchildren’s Christmas Lego, we have collected together eight of the best videos of Lego engineering projects that we could find. Do you know of any more similar Lego projects? Then leave a link in the comments at the end of the post. Enjoy…


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6 Brilliant Richard Feynman Videos

I had absolutely no idea that this archive existed on the BBC website and so it was a joy to discover that it did. I have never come across anyone else who has been able to explain scientific principles in a way that makes them so easy to understand as Richard Feynman could. It is rare to find a mind so capable of grasping the most complex aspects of science and yet is also able to reduce them to a form that we mere mortals can understand.


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10 Videos Featuring Technological Innovation, Inspiration And Invention

This post is a celebration of everything great in science, technology and engineering. From simple inventions, through future technologies, to one of the greatest human minds in history. All of the following videos are examples of the best there is in technological innovation and invention. The sort of radical thinking that makes one think “Wow!”.

Do you know of any more videos like these? Why not share them by adding a comment with a link in the Leave A Reply box at the bottom of the article. If we have enough we will publish a followup article featuring the best of your suggestions.


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10 Educational Mechanical Engineering Videos

We’ve had a good look around YouTube and dug up a great collection of educational mechanical engineering videos. There’s a wide range of information here from simple maths tutorial to explanations of the inner workings of the internal combustion engine. We hope you enjoy watching and if you have any favorites of your own please drop a comment in the box at the bottom of the page.

1. Gas Turbine Animation

Nice animation and explanation of the workings of a gas turbine [Edit: video link changed after first became unavailble]


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Comparison Between Sound Intensity Probes and Acoustic Cameras

Sometimes we are asked about the differences between an acoustic camera and a sound intensity probe and which of the two is better for a particular application. There is no straightforward answer as they are quite different pieces of equipment, used for measuring different things. An acoustic camera is a tool used to locate and analyse sound sources, usually both steadystate and dynamic phenomena. The intensity probe is used to find the sound intensity at a particular position, usually a steadystate phenomena.


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10 Great Fourier Transform Links

Joseph Fourier

Following a discussion in the office about Fourier Transforms we did a little searching on the web. As always, we discovered that the Internet is packed with some great resources on Fourier and his work. So rather than keep all of the information to ourselves we thought we should share it with our readers. We have whittled our list down to 10 links that we think represent the whole range of information from beginners guides to reference pages. So there should be something for everyone whether you’re a grizzled signal processing veteran or a student looking to learn something new. If you have your own favourite Fourier links then please add them to the comments. Maybe we could use them for a future blog post. Or if you have other comments please feel free to add them below.


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