Launchpad || DIY or Buy || Keyboard Matrix & MIDI Tutorial

A while ago, I ordered myself This so-called Launchpad Which, in my opinion, not only features a rather decent build quality, for only 70 euro but also offers a total of 64 square push-buttons And 16 round push-buttons By connecting it to a computer through it’s micro-USB port, the push-buttons can, for one, light up […]

Why the Tacoma Narrows Bridge Collapsed

One of the most fundamental jobs of an engineer is to compare loading conditions to strengths. If the loads exceed the strengths, you know you’ve got a problem. Buildings and other structures face a huge variety of loads, including floods, snow, rain, ice, earthquakes, and crowds of people. One of the most interesting forces faced […]

Report: Caltrans Allowed Bad Welds In Bay Bridge

A NEW REPORT HAS BEEN RELEASED THAT WILL SHED SOME LIGHT WIDE THE NEWEST EASTERN STAND OF THE BAY BRIDGE TOOK SO LONG TO BUILD AND COST MUCH MONEY. ALSO IT WILL TAKE AT LOOK AT SAFETY CONCERNS.>>: THE NEW SPAN OF THE BAY BRIDGE WAS ORIGINALLY SUPPOSED TO COST LOWER THAN 1.4 MILLION TO […]

Diode Tutorial & How to build an AC to DC power supply

In this tutorial, I’m going to cover silicon diodes, bridge rectifiers, and how you convert AC to DC. Here’s the schematic symbol of a diode and a picture of the real thing. The little stripe on the end of the diode tells you which way to put it in your circuit But what is a […]