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Do-it-yourself engineering / The Teaching Company ; professor Stephen Ressler, United States Military Academy at West Point.

Ressler, Stephen J., (instructor.). Teaching Company, (film producer,, publisher.).
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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Great courses (DVD).
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Perry Co PL - Tell City Main Library Great Courses DVD Kit (Text) 70621000217608 DVD Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781629974743
  • ISBN: 1629974749
  • ISBN: 9781629974767
  • ISBN: 1629974765
  • Physical Description: 4 videodiscs (approximately 720 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 course guidebook (vi, 321 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm).
  • Publisher: Chantilly, Virginia : The Teaching Company, [2017]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Title from disc label.
"Course No. 1144."
"NTSC, region 1"--from website.
"24 lectures, 30 minutes per lesson."--Container. "24 lectures, 33 minutes each"--Publisher's website.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Course guidebook includes bibliographical references (pages 317-318).
Formatted Contents Note:
(Disc 1): 1 Why DIY engineering? -- 2 Exploring the science of structure -- 3 Design and build a cardboard tower -- 4 Bridging with beams -- 5 Make a suspension bridge -- 6 Design a concrete sailboat -- (Disc 2): 7 Set sail! -- 8 Make a radio-controlled blimp -- 9 Exploring aerodynamics -- 10 Build a model airplane -- 11 Take flight! -- 12 Build a model helicopter -- [Disc 3]: 13 This is rocket science -- 14 Build a rocket -- 15 Make an electric launch controller -- 16 Let's do launch! -- 17 A tale of three catapults 18 -- Build a ballista, onager, and trebuchet -- (Disc): 19 Design a hydraulic arm -- 20 Make a water turbine -- 21 Design a gear train -- 22 Make a mechanical clock -- 23 Design a motor-powered crane -- 24 Creative design: a tribute to Rube Goldberg.
Participant or Performer Note:
Presenter, Stephen Ressler.
Summary, etc.:
Master the principles of engineering through fascinating do-it-yourself projects. You can confidently tackle a working suspension bridge, airplane, helicopter, catapult, clock, and other technological wonders in your own home workshop. These projects are challenging but achievable. They require only readily available materials and a workshop equipped with common benchtop power tools. Do-It-Yourself Engineering's 24 lectures show how in 17 engaging DIY projects you can create exactly as an engineer does: starting with the concept, working out the design, plunging into construction, and finally putting the final product to the test. Professor Ressler walks you through the entire process, including the crucial planning phase, which is where most people wonder, "Where do I start?" As you develop your design, he shows how simple high-school mathematics can be used to calculate the loads caused by pedestrians on a bridge, aerodynamic lift developed by an airplane wing, torque in a turbine, and other engineering parameters. Plus, you learn how to apply elementary physics concepts, such as the conservation of energy, Newton's laws, and Bernoulli's principle. In addition, Dr. Ressler gives you indispensable shop tips on the use of tools. Above all, he teaches you how to think like an engineer in approaching any problem.
Target Audience Note:
Not rated.
System Details Note:
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note:
For private home use only.
Language Note:
Closed captioning.
Subject: Engineering.
Design and technology.
Engineering > Experiments.
Genre: Puzzles and games.
Filmed lectures.
Instructional films.
Educational films.
Nonfiction films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

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