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Patrick Hughes
Works at Engineered Design Solutions
Attended Rock Valley College
Lives in Rockford, Illinois
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This is really cool. Somehow, I relate this to a method for problem solving I learned long ago which is to invert your thinking when confronted with a seemingly unfixable problem.
 
A cool demonstration of neuroplasticity

A guy gets a bicycle that turns right when the handlebars go left and goes left when they turn right.  It took him eight months to learn how to ride it, but then he found he couldn't ride a regular bike anymore.

Worth the 8 minutes -- very well produced, and very interesting.  
(Also the channel is worth subscribing to.)
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+Thomas Foster I saw another article today from +Make: about a ham radio something or other.
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Maybe there is hope for our youth.
One of my favorite questions that I receive from others, is that of "Can 3D printers really be used in schools, and what are some examples?". For most tea
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+Hans Song - I consider this to be spamming. If you continue I will remove you from my feed.
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I'm just going to post this...and shake my head 'til my brains fall out.
 
The Amphibious Pitcher
Dance like a shark, flop like a flounder?
Grab the Boullia-base?
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I know! How could they crop the picture so we can't see his fins!? That's the most important part of an amphibious pitcher! 
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Mulching your lawn is the grass equivalent to Soylent Green.
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Poor guy lost a finger somehow. Lawnmower hedge trimming accident perhaps?
 
The Hand of Punta del Este ... "The Hand of Punta del Este, or Mano de Punta del Este, is a sculpture of a hand partially emerging from sand and located at Brava Beach in the popular resort town of Punta del Este, in Uruguay. The sculpture was made by the Chilean artist Mario Irarrázabal and unveiled during the summer of 1982, while he was attending the first annual International Meeting of Modern Sculpture in the Open Air in Punta del Este. The sculpture has since become a symbol for Punta del Este and is one of Uruguay's most recognizable landmarks. Over the years the sculpture came to be called by different names such as Emergiendo a la Vida (Man Emerging into Life), Monumento los Dedos (Monument of the Fingers), and Monumento al Ahogado (Monument to the Drowned), although the creator prefers it to be called simply “the Hand”.

Mario Irarrázabal was the youngest of the nine sculptors who were invited to attend the inaugural edition of the International Meeting of Modern Sculpture in the Open Air. During that summer, the seafront turned into a kind of outdoor workshop where artists from various countries gathered and began to give shape to what they had in mind. Mario Irarrázabal arrived with a scale model of the hand but he had to improvise the rest of the process while facing natural obstacles such as the wind and the sand. Unfortunately, a conflict arose among the participating sculptors regarding the places assigned on a public square. While the others argued, Mario Irarrázabal quietly took his creation to the beach.

Irarrázabal finished his work in just six days. The colossal hand is made of concrete reinforced with steel bars, and metal mesh, and covered with a degradation-resistant material. Irarrázabal's sculpture became an immediate hit earning him worldwide acclaim. It’s the only sculpture from the exhibition, hosted more than two decades ago, that continues to sit on the beach today. It has been photographed by thousands of tourists and has appeared on countless postcards and magazines.

Mario Irarrázabal later made near or exact replicas of the sculpture for the city of Madrid (in 1987), in the Atacama Desert in Chile (in 1992), and in Venice (in 1995). ..."

MORE: http://www.amusingplanet.com/2015/05/the-hand-of-punta-del-este.html
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Extreme battle bots.
 
Two giant robots enter. One giant robot leaves.

Suidobashi heavy industry, you've been called out by MegaBots. Will you accept the challenge?
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The capes are what sells it.
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When they form a company that you are able to call up a Google car to take you somewhere I think they should call it Goober
 
It's happening! 
Google announced last month that it'd be putting its prototype self-driving cars on California roads this summer, and now they're here. When they were first announced last year, the cars were shown...
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Yeah I got a chuckle out of that.
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Went shopping for pants today. Facing reality, apparently I'm 3" shorter and 2" fatter than I though I was. It took four trips to the fitting room to figure that out.
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Been there, brother... grin and bear it. :)
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What the hell are all these "ivisms" people are collecting?
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Well, IMHO, collectivism IS warped, so... but that's just me.
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Yep, that's what I come up with.
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Machine Designer, Software Developer
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AutoCAD 3D solid modeling, Custom Machine Design, Delphi Programming.
Employment
  • Engineered Design Solutions
    Machine Designer, Software Developer, 1991 - present
  • Daley Design, Yates American, Clinton Electronics, Atwood Automotive
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Rockford, Illinois
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Rockford, Illinois
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Machine Designer, 3DModeling in AutoCAD, Software Developer - CadTempo: CAD Time Analytics, DwgGrid: CAD Thumbnail Viewer and Printer
Introduction
I began my career as a draftsman in 1972 after 4 years of drafting classes throughout high school. Several years later I became a machine designer when I worked for Daley Design, a well respected local company doing contract design work and eventually a special machine builder. After a number of years with Daley Design I moved on to a few local companies including Yates American Machine, Barber Colman Automated Mfg. Systems Division, Clinton Electronics, and Atwood Industries. In 1991 I started my own company Engineered Design Solutions after conceiving an idea for a new drinking straw and designing a special machine to produce the straw. I ultimately received an order to build the machine which allowed me to strike out on my own.
 
Here's a few quotes (of my own making) I hope you like and share:

Oxymoronically, virtual reality is literally a real thing.
 
I, for one, am glad that the wheel has been re-invented. Multiple times.
 
Innovation: Seeing a sealed box then creating its contents.
 
Conquer space travel and time travel will take care of itself.
 
The key to time travel is live minute to minute and don't sweat the minutiae.
 
If it weren't for industrial art, art museums would still be caves.

Confusius say: He who overfills Zippo lighter make rash decision.
 
When mandated, innovation isn't.
 
I try to stay away from highfalutin words, but invariably fail.
 
Bragging rights
Not so much a bragging right, but an interesting tidbit: After attending a family reunion several years ago I discovered a family ancestor (Joseph Hewes) was a signer of the Declaration of Independence
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