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Thursday, October 20

  1. page Ideas page (general) edited Hey Bill! I like your history focused videos like the failure of the bell video phone. Perhaps you…
    Hey Bill! I like your history focused videos like the failure of the bell video phone. Perhaps you could talk about the GUI and Internal internet framework yhat Palo Alto was using with coaxial cables before Microsoft and Apple got their mitts on them? Or you could talk about the first transatlantic telegraph line laid in about 1850s and it's failure and eventual replacement 12 years later. You can tie in fiber optics as a "see also" because we couldn't pull off international phone calls without fiber, indeed, ATT helped launch the first communications satellites before adapting Bells photo phone patent into fiber optic and laying oceanic cables in the 70s.
    The candle series is great but I think your absolute best video is The one about aluminum cans. thanks for all your work!

    Hi Bill! How about explaining the history of PID controller and its usage for today technology.
    I love your videos- informative, experiential, clear and short.
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Tuesday, July 22

  1. page Ideas page (general) edited Hi Bill! How about explaining the history of PID controller and its usage for today technology. …
    Hi Bill! How about explaining the history of PID controller and its usage for today technology.
    I love your videos- informative, experiential, clear and short.
    I would like to see more historical focus on products of transportation: bicycle, auto engines (different parts), trains and airplanes.
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    4:23 am

Monday, March 24

  1. page Ideas page (general) edited I love you your videos- informative, experiential and experiential, clear and I would like t…
    I love youyour videos- informative, experiential andexperiential, clear and
    I would like to see more historical focus on products of transportation: bicycle, auto engines (different parts), trains and airplanes.
    I realize the broad fields, but any focus would be helpful.
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  2. page Ideas page (general) edited I love you videos- informative, experiential and clear and short. I would like to see more histor…
    I love you videos- informative, experiential and clear and short.
    I would like to see more historical focus on products of transportation: bicycle, auto engines (different parts), trains and airplanes.
    I realize the broad fields, but any focus would be helpful.
    Thank you Michele McFaull

    How does cruise control in an automobile work?
    Light Field (Plenoptic) Imaging
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Thursday, January 30

  1. page Ideas page (general) edited ... Also, I would like to see the same kind of discussion for adhesives. -TLP This is interesti…
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    Also, I would like to see the same kind of discussion for adhesives.
    -TLP
    This is interesting: Tribology is an area of interest to me. Bill-engineerguy
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  2. page Ideas page (general) edited ... clear understanding of nano sensors -ajit ... sensor woks (See smart phone accelerometer …
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    clear understanding of nano sensors
    -ajit
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    sensor woks (See smart phone accelerometer video)
    -ajit
    Want to know how solar panel works. thanks
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    Kindest regards and most grateful appreciation for your time and effort in creating so many informative and fascinating videos.
    - Wally Sorich
    +1
    It would be interesting to see a video explaining how a Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) or Atomic Force Microscope (AFM) opperate.
    Best
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    Best regards
    Iliyan
    +1
    I would love to see a video on how touch screens work since we use them so much now-a-days and i know there are many different type of touch screens. Love your show by the way!
    I second this. I understand a little of the resistive screens, but have no clue on the capacitive ones.
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    -Mike
    build a vacuum tube and explain how it works please
    +1
    Medical / bioengineering such as how artificial limbs are developed, how an MRI works.
    Also very useful to this grade 8 science teacher, hydraulics and pneumatics in everyday devices, water treatment systems.
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    how about cyclonic separation as used in the Dyson vacuum cleaners
    - rich
    +1
    antennas
    The LCD Monitor Teardown is a fantastic video, although a little fast paced for the average user/consumer. Could there be a video also discussing LED tv's/monitors, perhaps also LED versus LCD tv's/monitors? It would help users/consumers understand what it is they specifically want and what to buy. -- good suggestion ... the pace is on purpose. We've found that people will stop start and rewind, so better to err on side of fast with subtitles ... bill-engineerguy
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    I just heard about a fly ball governor in my control system class.
    Maybe an episode about early control systems like Ctesibus' water clock, Hero's self-leveling bowl, etc?
    +1
    How about how engineers use quantum properties to solve different series of problems, like for example quantum computer or how using proton in transitors can make computer a lot faster and powerful.
    -Al
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    Spark plugs or tires - both have developed a lot from what they were 30 or 40 years ago, to the point most people never think about them.
    Idea: Old style slot machines (springs, gears, and timing). New slot machines are steppers and microprocessors (or just video), and aren't as interesting, but the old machines are things of beauty. Related: Electromechanical pinball machines (1960-1970's), or even the old electromechanical Bingo machines (1950's).
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    --Lance
    Chromatic and spherical aberration and it's correction
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    How does a wind powered vehicle go faster then the wind? See
    http://www.fasterthanthewind.org/ for an example. I have seen it baffle smart people to no end. Also, since it is going faster then the wind why couldn't it drive into a headwind?
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    -Mark K
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    I would like to see a discussion of lubrication. Why are some molecules slippery? Are there significant differences between the operation of natural and synthetic lubricants? Is Teflon slipperiness from the same mechanism as olive oil slipperiness?
    Also, I would like to see the same kind of discussion for adhesives.
    -TLP
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  3. page Ideas page (general) edited ... Dov Mashleh, RF, 09.05.2013 View it Here 30 Jan 2014 I would like to see a discussion of l…
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    Dov Mashleh, RF, 09.05.2013
    View it Here
    30 Jan 2014
    I would like to see a discussion of lubrication. Why are some molecules slippery? Are there significant differences between the operation of natural and synthetic lubricants? Is Teflon slipperiness from the same mechanism as olive oil slipperiness?
    Also, I would like to see the same kind of discussion for adhesives.

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Tuesday, January 28

  1. page Ideas page (general) edited How does cruise control in an automobile work? Light Field (Plenoptic) Imaging Hey Bill - love …
    How does cruise control in an automobile work?
    Light Field (Plenoptic) Imaging
    Hey Bill - love your videos - having withdrawl symptoms, need more! Would love to see a video on Light Field Imaging!!
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Sunday, October 13

  1. page Energy edited ... There is a great presentation by Shai Agassi on the TED site about the way thinking big and us…
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    There is a great presentation by Shai Agassi on the TED site about the way thinking big and using infrastructure makes electric cars practical and ubiquitous. To me it is a real insight into the way we approach clean energy, transportation and a brilliant way to conquer the battery issue.
    -dduncombe
    Watch Video Here
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  2. page More everyday objects edited ... Geiger counters I don't have a good specific suggestion, because some of the best ones you've…
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    Geiger counters
    I don't have a good specific suggestion, because some of the best ones you've done have been surprising: things about which I had no questions presented with a focus on the beauty and cleverness of the engineering that I had never considered. the whiffletree, for example kept me up after I planned to go to bed. also the pattern in the cheese melted by the microwave was impressive. I hope that this will help to generate ideas.
    Click Here
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