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Patrick Hughes
Works at Engineered Design Solutions
Attended Rock Valley College
Lives in Rockford, Illinois
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Another favorite of mine. Big time favorite Maybe my biggest favorite.
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I wonder if Santa Clara is Santa Clause's sister.
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Good read, good points made.
Learn about the modern manufacturing workforce from an experienced mechanical engineer, including how engineers of all generations can collaborate better.
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The future? Get in mah belly. Do, I mean do watch the embedded (in the article) video.

I know +William L. Weaver will want to see this.
Autodesk Maya 3D HoloLens Demo at WPC Microsoft demo for their Hololens tech explores the concept of Augmented Reality Design and how it could be implemented in software such as Maya: “At Worldwide...
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This is awesome, thanks! =]
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I can't resist mentioning the innuendo. Beyoncé Inspires High-Rise Down Under
 
Curvaceous Skyscraper: Beyoncé Inspires High-Rise Down Under ... those naughty Aussies, eh? ... "Architects in Melbourne cite the cloth-clad dancers in the music video for Ghost by singer, songwriter and performer Beyoncé as the source of this newly-approved building, tall, slender and full of curves. Indeed, the whole building looks like an undulating figure on a pedestal, rectilinear below and organic above. ..."

I'm not touching that description. I'll just leave it here.

MORE: http://weburbanist.com/2015/07/07/curvaceous-skyscraper-beyonce-inspires-high-rise-down-under/
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well thats a 1st. been waiting for the new Arch Trend, buildings after famous people, go figure! 
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My first Kickstarter backing - seems such a worthy campaign.
Emily Hurd is raising funds for Soul Music For Soul Food: Save A Historic Rockford Building on Kickstarter! Emily Hurd bought a space to make a restaurant/venue, then hit asbestos. Help her finish the build-out & get 1st dibs on her new album!
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Hi Patrick. Can we chat! I m a widow
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With high priests and all the trappings.
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A little more than halfway there. I'm hoping Emily is successful in her campaign because I want my coffee
Emily Hurd is raising funds for Soul Music For Soul Food: Save A Historic Rockford Building on Kickstarter! Emily Hurd bought a space to make a restaurant/venue, then hit asbestos. Help her finish the build-out & get 1st dibs on her new album!
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My favorite bird.
The SR-71 Blackbird is, without a doubt, the most advanced airplane ever built in relation to the technology available at the time. It broke all aviation records, it flew incredible missions, and it became the stuff of legend. Lockheed Martin published its history in this collection of high resolution scans of old photos.
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To my writer and editor friends, such as +Melanie Perry 

Never underestimate the power of a properly used comma.
According to a law in the village of West Jefferson, vehicles cannot be parked longer than 24 hours, including a "motor vehicle camper."
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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:

We all walk along the escarpment. Some closer than others.

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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I came in looking for a plumbing fitting and walked out with a simple reducing washer for 64 cents which solved my problem and saved me a couple of bucks. Thanks for making the right suggestion!
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Rockford and surrounding area has many fine pizza establishment. *Slice of Italy* however tops them all.
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