Author Archives: Ed

About Ed

This Engineering Dude is a contract Mechanical Engineer with 12 years experience in comprehensive electro-mechancial product design. His consumer and OEM products have been sold worldwide in the laboratory, medical, clinical, and research markets. He has also designed orthopedic rehabilitation hardware, firearms, pneumatic weapons, mountain bikes, and even furniture.

Importance of Real World Testing

Coke Freestyle Soda Fountain

Recently I went to a franchise burrito joint with the wife (Welcome to Moes!). It was a bit after 12 noon, and the lunch rush was hitting as we received our flour-wrapped deliciousness. I grabbed a table while the wife went around the corner to fill our water cups. Maybe 5 minutes later I’m halfway done with my Burrito, and she’s not back. I pulled myself away from my meal and walked around the corner to check on her. Surprisingly, … READ MORE

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Brown Numbers

brown numbers

The first post of a new blog and what do I start with? A steaming pile of crap: literally. Welcome to Engineering Dude! Hang with me, I’ll explain the poop. Many years ago I attended a tradeshow with my employer. It was a massive laboratory device event like Pittcon or LabAutomation with all the big companies showing off their bulbous budgets by filling 50′x100′ of surface area with LCD screens, robots, fake plants, and expensive sales men in suits hitting … READ MORE

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