The most well-known Olympic-Class ship is the famous Titanic. While known for his maiden voyage’s epic fail, the Olympic-class ships were amazing feats of engineering. Bill Hammock breaks down the engineering and construction of the RMS Olympic, the first of the class.
Hammock is one of the Author’s of Eight Amazing Engineering Stories, which I already reviewed here. He gives his usual excellent treatment on a subject. I included his Podcast/Video series on my 5 Electrical Engineering Podcasts you should subscribe.
I’m always amazed to learn more about these grand ships and his video doesn’t disappoint. The information comes from his university’s library, which now houses the 1909 to 1911 edition of the London-based journal, The Engineer.
Podcasts are an amazing way to extend your knowledge in any subject. This (generally) free content is updated often, comes in a variety of formats, and covers nearly every subject.
Your definition of Podcast might vary from mine. So for this list it means: content regularly produced with the intention of informing on a particular subject which is available either as audio, video, and ideally a RSS feed.
Keep reading to see the different electrical engineering podcasts I listen to.
In the mood for some retro game music? Check out D Wave’s YouTube Channel for a fresh take on some retro game tunes. The PacMan melody is good. You might also like his take on the SMB Theme.
In this “Will It Blend?” Tom takes on neodymium magnet balls. This is a fun one to watch because the balls spark up while flying around. Some really good slow motion replay work here.
If you aren’t familiar with “Will It Blend”, it is a video series presented by the blender maker Blendtec. Tom Dickson attempts to bend various items. Not only the star of the clips, Tom is also the Founder of Blendtec. You can find all their videos at willitblend.com.
Karl and Corey run The Spark Gap Podcast which is focused on embedded electronics. On Episode 25 they interview me about Capacitors. We covered all the major types of caps, plus some application bits. Check out their show notes for an impressive array of links on the subject.
Also, my favorite episode of theirs so far is episode 18. The guys talk about different serial protocols like SPI, I2C, CAN, etc. Really good stuff.
|Date:||January 28, 2015|
|Appearance:||Capacitor Questions Answered on The Spark Gap Podcast|
|Outlet:||The Spark Gap Podcast|
When it comes to schematic capture and circuit simulation on a mobile device, iCircuit for iOS got it right from the start. iCloud integration, intuitive touch controls, and fast application performance. Now (or Finally?), iCircuit is available for OS X.
iCircuit is based on the Falstad Circuit Simulator, which sadly, is a Java-based web app. For years I’ve installed the App on my iPhone and iPad almost immediately after turning on iCloud [for Android users, that’s basically the first step of activating an iOS device].