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Here’s to you- Packaging Engineer

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The other day I looked at a common 6-pack and took notice, for once, of the cardboard crate which protected my precious cargo. “How was it made?” I asked. So apart it came! Check this out. So it’s not the coolest thing ever, but you have to admit this is pretty neat. That whole 6-pack carton was folded up from one piece of cardboard; and (regarding the evenly spaced glue lines) it was probably glued and folded in an automated … READ MORE

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More Engineering Quotes

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A few more engineering related quotes for you. I’ll start with a man who has some of my favorite quotes: “Problems cannot be solved at the same level of awareness that created them.” -Albert Einstein True, but was ol’ Albert referring to performance enhancing drugs? If he wasn’t this guy certainly was: “No problem can stand the assault of sustained thinking.” -Voltaire “sustained” huh? … yea, I get you Voltaire. Wink wink nudge nudge. And while we are quoting Europeans … READ MORE

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TAG! You’re dumb!

Electrical cord with too many warnings

I meant to post this months ago, but the task escaped me. I am glad I finally ran across the images on my SD card; they gave me yet another chuckle. We bought a fake tree before xmas this year; one with lights already installed on the branches to, you know, be a more realistic imitation of a live tree. The tree comes disassembled in 3 main segments densely packed in a small box (props). Each of these 3 segments … READ MORE

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Man Prints Gun Reciever on 3D Printer, Internet Goes Bezerker Crazy

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A crafty gun enthusiast who goes by the hacker alias Neo the internet moniker haveblue printed an AR-style lower receiver with an old Stratasys FDM device and built it into a functioning firearm. To be honest, this isn’t a super big accomplishment from a structural standpoint. The lower receiver in an AR design is not heavily stressed. A Google search will reveal many stories of successfully constructing the lower from cheap Home Depot wood, HDPE, and other comically irrelevant materials. … READ MORE

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Science Wall Awesomeness

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Geek Chic meganlee has a sweet line of science related shirts and wall art for all you consumerist engineers who feel the need to broadcast your dorkness by buying and displaying stylish trinkets. Do not let your group identity go unlabeled; buy this shit! I’ll admit they are well done: pretty cool looking. Though I’d prefer them in sticker form. But WTF is Edison doing up there? The guy was a prick. He had all his good ideas early on … READ MORE

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