Tag Archives: Engineer Guy

Casual Friday — the ingenious design of the aluminum beverage can

Another great explanatory video from Bill (“Engineer Guy”) Hammack — all about the aluminum beverage can you likely use every day but never give much thought to… Continue reading

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Casual Friday — inside a flight data recorder

Ever wonder what’s inside a flight data recorder, those “black boxes” used to tell investigators what went wrong in an airliner crash? “Engineer Guy” Bill Hammack tells us all… Continue reading

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Casual Friday — so what’s inside a golf ball, and how did it get in there?

Golf balls are made of some interesting stuff — and had even more unusual contents in older versions. So how did some of this odd stuff get in there in the first place? Continue reading

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Casual Friday — how a smartphone knows up from down

Here’s a fun and interesting bit of video (4:25) for you. “Engineer guy” Bill Hammack shows you how your smartphone knows which way it’s pointed… Continue reading

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Casual Friday — How a quartz watch works

To a certain degree, wrist watches have fallen out of fashion (if you always carry a cell phone, who needs a watch?). Still, they’re impressive little packages of technology… Continue reading

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Casual Friday — how smoke detectors work

Let’s say at one of your holiday parties or dinners, somebody lost track of what’s going on in the oven and wound up setting off the smoke detector. Did you ever wonder how these loud little safety aides work? Bill (“Engineer Guy”) Hammack tells all… Continue reading

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Casual Friday — bubble pumps and coffee grounds

If you’re like most folks, you’ve got a pretty simple (and arguably cheap) coffee maker at home. In part, the affordability and simplicity of drip coffee makers comes thanks to some pretty clever engineering that resulted in a design with … Continue reading

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Casual Friday — how a laser works

Lasers — they’re all around us these days. But have you ever wondered how and why they work? Continue reading

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Casual Friday — how a lead-acid battery works

You’ve likely got one under the hood of your car, or in you motorcycle — so how exactly does a lead-acid battery work? “Engineer Guy” Bill Hammack explains…

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Casual Friday — how a charge-coupled device (CCD) in a digital camera works

If you ever wondered how the CCD inside your digital camera actually captures an image, Bill (“Engineer Guy”) Hammack explains it all…

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