It’s been nearly 10 years since I last owned a turbine engine, so I’m quite excited to have taken ownership of this Boeing 502-10C engine. I shall now embark on another adventure of getting a Boeing 502 up and running. Let the fun begin!
It seemed like nearly half of all my interior lights were burned out — the instrument cluster, steering wheel, HVAC controls, door panels… everything had about 50% of the bulbs actually working. Having always been a Ford owner, is this some kind of Chevy thing? The gear selector display (also referred to as the PRND321 […]
We’re working on a new CNC machine, a 4’x8′ CNC plasma table. This post is more for our own personal use while we piece together our design, but it’s also here for anyone else to use as well. It will be updated as the project progresses. General research and information Drive: Rack and […]
In completing my B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, one of the courses I’ve got to complete is Senior Capstone. In this course you’re given the option of either selecting a project to be apart of, or proposing your own. I had two of my own projects in mind, one being a CNC hydraulic tubing bender. However, […]
I’m fortunate enough to live right down the street from Crystalfontz America (Crystalfontz.com), a supplier of high-quality LCD, OLED and other types of display modules. It is entirely thanks to their sponsorship of the current engineering project I’m apart of, that I now have the opportunity to work with their CFA835 graphical LED displays with […]
Here is a simple, clean and proper solution for doing a full Arduino reset via a simple software function. The general solution was found here and was implemented as follows: Include the proper library: #include <avr/wdt.h> Place this within your “Setup” function: MCUSR = 0; // clear out any flags of prior resets (used for […]
A project I wanted to do required me to roll some steel rings from round rod of varying thicknesses and diameters. I looked at commercial rolling tools and even the cheapest ones, such as the offerings of Harbor Freight, were $80. But they didn’t have exceptional reviews and they would mar 1/4″ rod, something that […]
A really neat technique for visualizing the flow of fluids is called Schlieren flow visualization (pronounced: sh-lear-in). By using either special mirrors or lenses, the density gradients of a fluid can be seen. Examples would be the heat rising from a candle, or the aerodynamics effects of a bullet traveling through the air. This technique […]