Manufacturing guy-at-large.

One Hardware Thing

Added on by Spencer Wright.

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If you had a group of 20 or so intelligent, inquisitive people - but none of them have any experience with hardware writ large - what is the one lesson/exercise that you would run them through? Assume a 90 minute session.

My thoughts: 

  • Fix a flat on a bike
  • Just tighten/loosen screws/nuts
  • Overview of metric vs. English standards
  • Overview of hardness vs. tensile/compressive/shear strength
  • Basic solid modeling tutorial in Fusion 360
  • Basic mechanical feature overview (lever, gear, screw, etc.)
  • Industrial vs. Mechanical vs. Embedded design
  • Analog & digital circuits

What are your thoughts?