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Happy World Bicycle Day!

It’s World Bicycle Day! In 1818 the Laufmaschine (“running machine” or draisine was invented by Karl von Drais de Sauerbrun. He was inspired to create this contraption because of a  shortage of horses. The Laufmaschine was designed with no pedals, propelled solely by the running rider. It also had no turning or braking mechanisms, meaningContinue reading “Happy World Bicycle Day!”

Gingerbread Engineering

Snow will soon be here and it’s time for wintertime traditions – which includes gingerbread creations! National Gingerbread House Day is December 12th. Early history of the recipe is hazy, and may range to as far back as Ancient Greece in 2400 BCE to France in 992 AD. Early on, gingerbread was used in religiousContinue reading “Gingerbread Engineering”

August 24 is National Waffle Day!

Happy National Waffle Day! Make sure to celebrate by enjoying a waffle or two. Waffles may seem like they are not connected in any way to engineering, but engineering is the science of applied anything.  We celebrate on August 24th because it was on this day in 1869 that Cornelius Swarthout received the first U.S. patentContinue reading “August 24 is National Waffle Day!”

National Worship of Tools Day!!!

IT IS NATIONAL WORSHIP OF TOOLS DAY!!! Can you imagine a life without tools? We can’t! And you don’t have to! We have approximately 233 tools in our Tool Library – and are always adding more!    We have all sorts of things! We have laptotps and iPads, chargers and cables,  hammers and screwdrivers, 3D scannersContinue reading “National Worship of Tools Day!!!”

It’s Pi Day 2018!!

3.141592653589793238462643383279502884197169399375105820974944592307816406286…. March 14th is Pi Day!!!   Beginning geometry students might remember finding the area of a circle – pi x radius squared…. But, what is Pi (π) and why does it rate its very own day? Pi is one of the most famous and mysterious of numbers. Defined as the ratio of the circumferenceContinue reading “It’s Pi Day 2018!!”