Engineering for Industrial Designers and Inventors

Fundamentals for Designers of Wonderful Things

Author: Thomas Ask

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1491932562

Category: Computers

Page: 216

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If you have designs for wonderful machines in mind, but aren’t sure how to turn your ideas into real, engineered products that can be manufactured, marketed, and used, this book is for you. Engineering professor and veteran maker Tom Ask helps you integrate mechanical engineering concepts into your creative design process by presenting them in a rigorous but largely nonmathematical format. Through mind stories and images, this book provides you with a firm grounding in material mechanics, thermodynamics, fluid dynamics, and heat transfer. Students, product and mechanical designers, and inventive makers will also explore nontechnical topics such as aesthetics, ethnography, and branding that influence product appeal and user preference. Learn the importance of designing functional products that also appeal to users in subtle ways Explore the role of aesthetics, ethnography, brand management, and material culture in product design Dive into traditional mechanical engineering disciplines related to the behavior of solids, liquids, and gases Understand the human factors of design, such as ergonomics, kinesiology, anthropometry, and biomimicry Get an overview of available mechanical systems and components for creating your product
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Deconstructing Product Design

Exploring the Form, Function, Usability, Sustainability, and Commercial Success of 100 Amazing Products

Author: William Lidwell,Gerry Manacsa

Publisher: Rockport Pub

ISBN: 1592537391

Category: Design

Page: 240

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Offers critical analyses of one hundred innovative products to examine their design and assess patterns of success or failure.
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Applied Statics, Strength of Materials, and Building Structure Design

Author: Joseph B. Wujek

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 9780136746317

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 660

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Unique in perspective, approach, and coverage, this book is written specifically to introduce architectural, construction and civil engineering technicians to elementary engineering concepts, design principles, and practices. Using a practical, non-classical, non-calculus approach, it combines -- in one volume -- full coverage of the statics, strengths of materials, and building structure analysis/design concepts that technicians must master for the demands of today's changing workplace. Provides nearly 180 examples and over 200 supporting illustrations and photographs, including photos of buildings under construction and in sequence. Contains a very comprehensive set of tables of structural products and their properties. For anyone studying or interested in architectural technology, architectural engineering technology, structural technology, structural engineering technology, civil engineering technology, construction engineering technology, or construction management.
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Invention by Design

How Engineers Get from Thought to Thing

Author: Henry Petroski

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674463684

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 242

View: 3548

Presents case studies of inventions by engineers, explaining how they resolve technical difficulties, and how they make their inventions socially acceptable and economically feasible
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Fundamentals of Construction Estimating

Author: David Pratt

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1337670995

Category: Education

Page: 496

View: 4211

This comprehensive resource offers thorough instruction on the principles of construction estimating and helps readers develop the skills they need to become professional estimators. FUNDAMENTALS OF CONSTRUCTION ESTIMATING, Fourth Edition, presents estimating procedures in a straightforward and engaging way, clearly explaining key processes of estimating and costing construction work such as quantity takeoff; pricing of contractor work, sub-trade work, and site overhead; and compiling bid documents. In addition, the text includes drawings of two major projects--one residential and one commercial--to guide readers through a complete estimating process that can be followed by various trades on many different types of construction projects. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Making Things Move DIY Mechanisms for Inventors, Hobbyists, and Artists

Author: Dustyn Roberts

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071741682

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 368

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Get Your Move On! In Making Things Move: DIY Mechanisms for Inventors, Hobbyists, and Artists, you'll learn how to successfully build moving mechanisms through non-technical explanations, examples, and do-it-yourself projects--from kinetic art installations to creative toys to energy-harvesting devices. Photographs, illustrations, screen shots, and images of 3D models are included for each project. This unique resource emphasizes using off-the-shelf components, readily available materials, and accessible fabrication techniques. Simple projects give you hands-on practice applying the skills covered in each chapter, and more complex projects at the end of the book incorporate topics from multiple chapters. Turn your imaginative ideas into reality with help from this practical, inventive guide. Discover how to: Find and select materials Fasten and join parts Measure force, friction, and torque Understand mechanical and electrical power, work, and energy Create and control motion Work with bearings, couplers, gears, screws, and springs Combine simple machines for work and fun Projects include: Rube Goldberg breakfast machine Mousetrap powered car DIY motor with magnet wire Motor direction and speed control Designing and fabricating spur gears Animated creations in paper An interactive rotating platform Small vertical axis wind turbine SADbot: the seasonally affected drawing robot Make Great Stuff! TAB, an imprint of McGraw-Hill Professional, is a leading publisher of DIY technology books for makers, hackers, and electronics hobbyists.
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Analog Circuit Design

A Tutorial Guide to Applications and Solutions

Author: Bob Dobkin,Jim Williams

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0123851858

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 932

View: 473

"A textbook for 4th year undergraduate/first year graduate electrical engineering students"--
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Mechanical Engineering for Hackers

Author: Will McLeod

Publisher: O'Reilly Media

ISBN: 9781491917299

Category: Computers

Page: 350

View: 6995

Developers and entrepreneurs will learn to prototype basic consumer products, select appropriate materials and processes for volume manufacture, and reverse-engineer existing products to understand the design decisions behind them. The book covers the product development process, from discovery, benchmarking, and ideation, to design, prototyping, pilot production, and volume manufacturing. While focusing on practical application of concepts, rather than abstract theory, readers from any background will learn the basics of material science, solid mechanics, and other key mechanical engineering principles along the way.
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The Hardware Startup

Building Your Product, Business, and Brand

Author: Renee DiResta,Brady Forrest,Ryan Vinyard

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 149190710X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 326

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Thanks to the decreasing cost of prototyping, it's more feasible for professional makers and first-time entrepreneurs to launch a hardware startup. But exactly how do you go about it? This book provides the roadmap and best practices you need for turning a product idea into a full-fledged business. Written by three experts from the field, The Hardware Startup takes you from idea validation to launch, complete with practical strategies for funding, market research, branding, prototyping, manufacturing, and distribution. Two dozen case studies of real-world startups illustrate possible successes and failures at every stage of the process. Validate your idea by learning the needs of potential users Develop branding, marketing, and sales strategies early on Form relationships with the right investment partners Prototype early and often to ensure you're on the right path Understand processes and pitfalls of manufacturing at scale Jumpstart your business with the help of an accelerator Learn strategies for pricing, marketing, and distribution Be aware of the legal issues your new company may face
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Mechanical Design of Electric Motors

Author: Wei Tong

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420091441

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 736

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Rapid increases in energy consumption and emphasis on environmental protection have posed challenges for the motor industry, as has the design and manufacture of highly efficient, reliable, cost-effective, energy-saving, quiet, precisely controlled, and long-lasting electric motors. Suitable for motor designers, engineers, and manufacturers, as well as maintenance personnel, undergraduate and graduate students, and academic researchers, Mechanical Design of Electric Motors provides in-depth knowledge of state-of-the-art design methods and developments of electric motors. From motor classification, design of motor components, model setup, and material and bearing selections to power losses, motor cooling, design integration, vibration, and acoustic noise, this comprehensive text covers the fundamentals, practical design and design-related issues, modeling and simulation, engineering analysis, manufacturing processes, testing procedures, and performance characteristics of electric motors today. Focusing on the mechanical design of modern electric motors, the book: Details the design and manufacture of major components and subsystems, such as rotors, shafts, stators, and frames Reviews various cooling techniques, including forced air, liquid, and phase-change Discusses the analysis and calculation of motor power losses Addresses motor vibration and acoustic noise issues Presents engineering analysis methods and case study results Emphasizes construction, optimization, and applications Featuring research results from the author’s own personal experience and the significant contributions of others, Mechanical Design of Electric Motors highlights innovative and advanced electric motors developed in recent decades.
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About Face

The Essentials of Interaction Design

Author: Alan Cooper,Robert Reimann,David Cronin,Christopher Noessel

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111876658X

Category: Computers

Page: 720

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Artful Design

Technology in Search of the Sublime, a MusiComic Manifesto

Author: Ge Wang

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781503600522

Category:

Page: 488

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What we make, makes us. This is the central tenet of Artful Design, a photorealistic comic book that examines the nature, purpose, and meaning of design. A call to action and a meditation on art, authenticity, and social connection in a world disrupted by technological change, this book articulates a fundamental principle for design: that we should design not just from practical needs but from the values that underlie those needs. Artful Design takes readers on a journey through the aesthetic dimensions of technology. Using music as a universal phenomenon that has evolved alongside technology, this book breaks down concrete case studies in computer-mediated toys, tools, games, and instruments, including the best-selling app Ocarina. Every chapter elaborates a set of general design principles and strategies that illuminate the essential relationship between aesthetics and engineering, art and design. Ge Wang implores us to both embrace and confront technology, not purely as a means to an end, but in its potential to enrich life. Technology is never a neutral agent, but through what we do with it--through what we design with it--it provides a mirror to our human endeavors and values. Artful Design delivers an aesthetic manifesto of technology, accessible yet uncompromising.
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Getting Started with Soldering

A Hands-On Guide to Making Electrical and Mechanical Connections

Author: Marc de Vinck

Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.

ISBN: 1680453815

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 130

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Getting Started with Soldering not only teaches new makers and experimenters the core principles of soldering, it also functions as an excellent reference and resource for beginners and more advanced makers alike. The book guides readers through the fundamentals of soldering, explains the tools and materials, demonstrates proper techniques, and shows how to fix mistakes or broken connections. It even includes guidance on more advanced techniques such as surface-mount soldering for electronics. From choosing the right soldering iron to making perfect connections, readers will acquire the knowledge and skills needed to form a strong foundation for a lifetime of making. Soldering is a core concept in making, electronics prototyping, and home repairs The many different types of soldering -- requiring different materials and tools -- are explained with easy-to-follow instructions Full-color photographs and illustrations throughout create a visually engaging format for learning Pricing and technical considerations help readers select the best tools for their budgets and needs Troubleshooting guidelines show how to repair solder connections that have failed from improper technique or from age
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3-D Engineering

Design and Build Your Own Prototypes

Author: Vicki May

Publisher: Nomad Press

ISBN: 1619303124

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

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How did somebody come up with the idea for bridges, skyscrapers, helicopters, and nightlights? How did people figure out how to build them? In 3D Engineering: Design and Build Your Own Prototypes, young readers tackle real-life engineering problems by figuring out real-life solutions. Kids apply science and math skills to create prototypes for bridges, instruments, alarms, and more. Prototypes are preliminary models used by engineers—and kids—to evaluate ideas and to better understand how things work. Engineering design starts with an idea. How do we get to the other side of the river? How do we travel long distances in short times? Using a structured engineering design process, kids learn how to brainstorm, build a prototype, test a prototype, evaluate, and re-design. Projects include designing a cardboard chair to understand the stiffness of structural systems and designing and building a set of pan pipes to experiment with pitch and volume. Creating prototypes is a key step in the engineering design process and prototyping early in the design process generally results in better processes and products. 3D Engineering gives kids a chance to figure out many different prototypes, empowering them to discover the mechanics of the world we know.
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The Design of Everyday Things

Revised and Expanded Edition

Author: Don Norman

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465072992

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

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The ultimate guide to human-centered design Even the smartest among us can feel inept as we fail to figure out which light switch or oven burner to turn on, or whether to push, pull, or slide a door. The fault, argues this ingenious-even liberating-book, lies not in ourselves, but in product design that ignores the needs of users and the principles of cognitive psychology. The problems range from ambiguous and hidden controls to arbitrary relationships between controls and functions, coupled with a lack of feedback or other assistance and unreasonable demands on memorization. The Design of Everyday Things shows that good, usable design is possible. The rules are simple: make things visible, exploit natural relationships that couple function and control, and make intelligent use of constraints. The goal: guide the user effortlessly to the right action on the right control at the right time. The Design of Everyday Things is a powerful primer on how--and why--some products satisfy customers while others only frustrate them.
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Designing for Emerging Technologies

UX for Genomics, Robotics, and the Internet of Things

Author: Jonathan Follett

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449370667

Category: Computers

Page: 504

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The recent digital and mobile revolutions are a minor blip compared to the next wave of technological change, as everything from robot swarms to skin-top embeddable computers and bio printable organs start appearing in coming years. In this collection of inspiring essays, designers, engineers, and researchers discuss their approaches to experience design for groundbreaking technologies. Design not only provides the framework for how technology works and how it’s used, but also places it in a broader context that includes the total ecosystem with which it interacts and the possibility of unintended consequences. If you’re a UX designer or engineer open to complexity and dissonant ideas, this book is a revelation. Contributors include: Stephen Anderson, PoetPainter, LLC Lisa Caldwell, Brazen UX Martin Charlier, Independent Design Consultant Jeff Faneuff, Carbonite Andy Goodman, Fjord US Camille Goudeseune, Beckman Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Bill Hartman, Essential Design Steven Keating, MIT Media Lab, Mediated Matter Group Brook Kennedy, Virginia Tech Dirk Knemeyer, Involution Studios Barry Kudrowitz, University of Minnesota Gershom Kutliroff, Omek Studio at Intel Michal Levin, Google Matt Nish-Lapidus, Normative Erin Rae Hoffer, Autodesk Marco Righetto, SumAll Juhan Sonin, Involution Studios Scott Stropkay, Essential Design Scott Sullivan, Adaptive Path Hunter Whitney, Hunter Whitney and Associates, Inc. Yaron Yanai, Omek Studio at Intel
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Success Through Failure

The Paradox of Design

Author: Henry Petroski

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691122250

Category: Science

Page: 235

View: 8182

Contends that modeling engineering designs solely on past successes and ignoring past missteps is a path toward eventual failure.
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Improving Engineering Design

Designing for Competitive Advantage

Author: Committee on Engineering Design Theory and Methodology,Commission on Engineering and Technical Systems,Board on Manufacturing and Engineering Design,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,National Research Council

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 030957224X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 105

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Effective design and manufacturing, both of which are necessary to produce high-quality products, are closely related. However, effective design is a prerequisite for effective manufacturing. This new book explores the status of engineering design practice, education, and research in the United States and recommends ways to improve design to increase U.S. industry's competitiveness in world markets.
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Bicycle Design

The Search for the Perfect Machine

Author: Mike Burrows,Tony Hadland

Publisher: Snowbooks

ISBN: 9781905005680

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 216

View: 9309

Mike Burrows is a legend and this is the long awaited masterwork - revised and updated in this new edition - from the world's most famous and irreverent bicycle designer and inventor. Bicycle Design is the essential handbook if you want to know how to go faster, or if you simply love cycle technology. Inside you'll find no-nonsense explanations of everything from aerodynamics to suspension forks.
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