In this Rockwell Automation video you’ll learn all about their latest Encabulator technology. The presenter goes through each piece of the system expertly describing both its name and its function. Now, since this video is from 2008, it is a little bit older.  And in today’s technological terms, may be difficult to understand.

(BTW, this is what you probably sound like when you try to explain your projects to your friends.)

Make joins Joshua Smith at to find out how 3D Printing Filament is made. They make their own filament from scratch and not just source it ready-made from China.

More information and pictures are available at

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.

The smell of fresh paint has moved to a new server and a new platform.  You know, because the best engineering practice is to change as many things as possible at once.*

All of the links I knew about have been updated, but some were still left over from my last major move (when I switched to from

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Why are you spamming me?

Nobody at “” or “” will send you email. In fact, I don’t even have an outgoing mail server setup. So if you receive emails from me, a spammer is forging my domain name in the email headers.

There is little that can prevent this, since it is something that happens in between you and I. All I can say, it is perfectly safe to drop any emails that appear to come from “”.

More information about this type of attack, referred to as a “Joe Job”, can be found in this Wikipedia Article.