Do-It-Yourself Engineering

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Do-It-Yourself Engineering

2017

Taught by Professor Stephen Ressler of West Point, this course conducts you through 17 thrilling engineering projects that you can build at home - from a suspension bridge across a small stream to a low-altitude sounding...

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Stephen Ressler

In This Series

Why DIY Engineering?
Episode 1
Why DIY Engineering?
Exploring the Science of Structure
Episode 2
Exploring the Science of Structure
Design and Build a Cardboard Tower
Episode 3
Design and Build a Cardboard Tower
Bridging with Beams
Episode 4
Bridging with Beams
Make a Suspension Bridge
Episode 5
Make a Suspension Bridge
Design a Concrete Sailboat
Episode 6
Design a Concrete Sailboat
Set Sail!
Episode 7
Set Sail!
Make a Radio-Controlled Blimp
Episode 8
Make a Radio-Controlled Blimp
Exploring Aerodynamics
Episode 9
Exploring Aerodynamics
Build a Model Airplane
Episode 10
Build a Model Airplane
Take Flight!
Episode 11
Take Flight!
Build a Model Helicopter
Episode 12
Build a Model Helicopter
This Is Rocket Science
Episode 13
This Is Rocket Science
Build a Rocket
Episode 14
Build a Rocket
Make an Electric Launch Controller
Episode 15
Make an Electric Launch Controller
Let's Do Launch!
Episode 16
Let's Do Launch!
A Tale of Three Catapults
Episode 17
A Tale of Three Catapults
Build a Ballista, Onager, and Trebuchet
Episode 18
Build a Ballista, Onager, and Trebuchet
Design a Hydraulic Arm
Episode 19
Design a Hydraulic Arm
Make a Water Turbine
Episode 20
Make a Water Turbine
Design a Gear Train
Episode 21
Design a Gear Train
Make a Mechanical Clock
Episode 22
Make a Mechanical Clock
Design a Motor-Powered Crane
Episode 23
Design a Motor-Powered Crane
Creative Design: A Tribute to Rube Goldberg
Episode 24
Creative Design: A Tribute to Rube Goldberg