Bamboo Fly rods: a Passion

When thinking about youtube videos that I enjoy watching about engineering, design, or building, my mind is flooded with many different videos about all different topics. I have always loved watching car videos and learning about automotive design and how everything in a motor and car work together somehow magically. Learning how things work is…
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Design Review Part 2: Stirling Engine

As everyone around the world is experiencing the impacts of COVID-19, classes at CU especially hands-on, project based classes have been forced to adapt and change in extreme ways. With that being said for my project I am still confident that I will be able complete a functional stirling motor and achieve the steam punk…
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Design Review 1: Stirling Engine

Design For my project I am creating an operational Stirling Motor that will run off of a small lit candle as the heat source. The Stirling Motor runs fundamentally off of a heat differential between the top of the cylinder and the bottom of the cylinder and the cyclical expansion and contraction of air inside…
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Top 5 Constraints: Sterling Engine

While there will be many challenges with this project here are my considered top 5 constraints for the sterling engine project. Mechanical Precision. For this project functionality is everything. This is a very dynamic product and if it does not work it will be a total failure. The hardest part in getting a sterling engine…
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Upcycle Progress: Brass Guitar

Great progress on the upcycle project has been made over the last week! After narrowing down the material I wanted to use (expended bullet casings) I was able to make a trip out to Lyons on Sunday to collect brass from one of the open-land shooting areas. As always, there was an abundance of brass…
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