Tag Archives: Engineering

086 – Understanding Engineers with Joanie Connell

Understanding Engineers with Joanie Connell [In This Episode][Guest Bio][Additional Notes][Text Transcript] In This Episode How much does work-life balance matter to today’s professionals? Why do people communicate differently on email vs phone vs face-to-face? What are the effects of helicopter parenting on the kids we are trying to protect? Today’s podcast will reveal the answers to these crucial questions. Welcome to the Table Top Inventing Online Radio Show.  Every week we interview successful individuals from across the career spectrum and share their stories.  The best Continue reading →

The Truth about Avoiding Regret

Regret has a powerful pull.   They say one of the strongest feelings experienced as we get older is the regret of not trying something when we were younger.  What stops us from giving those opportunities a try?   Fear of failure.   That’s the most common culprit.  We’re afraid that we’ll look foolish when it fails, as if failure is some sort of trap from which we can’t recover.   That’s crazy.   One of my favorite quotes is from Sir Ken Robinson:   “If Continue reading →

082 – Getting What You Want with Scott Glaser

Getting What You Want with Scott Glaser [In This Episode][Guest Bio][Additional Notes][Text Transcript] In This Episode What is possible if you shut off the television? Can you really do anything you want, if you set your mind to it? How hard is it to learn to fly over 80 kinds of planes? Join us today as we rocket into a conversation about goals, dreams, and the grit to achieve them. I love today’s interview. I admit to having favorite episodes. This is one of them, Continue reading →

079 – Space Travel with Jason DiVenere

Space Travel with Jason DiVenere [In This Episode][Guest Bio][Additional Notes][Text Transcript] In This Episode What is the best way to get a flight into space if you are not currently an astronaut? How serious is space tourism? How can we feed that inner drive to explore? Today’s episode is about exploration which reminds me of a quote by T.S. Elliot. We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for Continue reading →

069 – Inspiring Engineers with Gray Bright

Can a robotics engineer actually be any good as a stand-up comedian? What happens if you retrofit your car with effects from a racing video game? Do real engineers play with Legos? How do you make your fridge shutoff automatically when you put on weight? Our guest today is Gray Bright. We laugh all the way through this interview, but we're talking about serious fun. Gray's creativity and mischievous ideas are infectious. Join us for a fun conversation about inventing, fun, and never growing up!

030 – Inventing Fun with Gray Bright

Can a robotics engineer actually be any good as a stand-up comedian? What happens if you retrofit your car with effects from a racing video game? Do real engineers play with Legos? How do you make your fridge shutoff automatically when you put on weight? Our guest today is Gray Bright. We laugh all the way through this interview, but we're talking about serious fun. Gray's creativity and mischievous ideas are infectious. Join us for a fun conversation about inventing, fun, and never growing up!

027 – STEAM Carnival with Brent Bushnell

Where can I find a circus that employs engineers? Can learning to prepare sushi impact engineering ideas? How can we rebrand Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math to be fun? How do we make STEM subjects more like driving a Ferrari than like driving a grocery getter? Grab a hold of something solid because today's podcast is going to rock your world! Brent Bushnell, the founder and CEO of Two-Bit Circus, is going to blow the doors off. Brent and his business partner Eric have started a high-tech circus staffed not with circus barkers and tight rope walkers but with engineers, scientists, and computer programmers. Let's listen in to a high flying conversation!

3D Printing the Sonic Bloom

Last week a 3rd grade teacher (Ms. Klingel) popped into my classroom and told me she had an idea for a lesson. She was wondering if I would be willing to help incorporate 3D printing into the lesson. After a few minutes of figuring out what she wanted to do we had an idea for one of the best STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) lesson’s that I have ever taught. In fact, I liked it so much that I decided to do the Continue reading →

Wonder Wednesday: The Anatomy of a Rubik’s Cube

Lots of people see and play with Rubik’s cube everyday, but how does a Rubik’s cube actually work?A Rubik’s cube is a series of cubes that connect to a rotating center, a thin pole runs along each axis (x, y, and z) that connects to the center of the cube, rotating a series of six cubes, one for each face.  A Rubik’s cube has twenty six cubes, and six are attached to the poles, which leaves the remaining twenty cubes to connect to each other Continue reading →