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Old 04-29-2005, 05:28 AM   #1
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not really.
This is the third week in a row i had to pull an allniter inorder to finish a lab report for my system dynamics course. And turst me, i am not procrastinating. I try to at least get 4-5 hours of sleep a nite which is pretty good for an ME but this teacher wants to you to take over the world with matlab simulations.
ahh well only 13 more days till summer.
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HAHAHA... actually... my Software Engineering teachers are the same way, except they want up to write a program to take over the world. My future roommate is also a ME major and he has spent the last 2 days designing a 2 piece driveshaft in Solidworks... fun stuff... Atleast you only have 13 days...
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I thought ME was Medical Examiner?? So, y'all work on dead machines???
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Manufacturing Engineer!
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Mechanical Engineer, innit? 95naSTA, you should be here at Iowa State with me.... supposed to be one of the better engineering schools in the nation? I'm not an engineer, but I've heard we have a decent reputation.
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Funny you should mention that, I had an all nighter last night as well. Had to design a motorized shopping cart for my Machine Design class. Went in the labs at 8 pm, left at 8 am.
ME projects = BOHICA
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Nice, I'll be starting a Mech Eng technologist 3-year program in September.
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HAHAHA... actually... my Software Engineering teachers are the same way, except they want up to write a program to take over the world. My future roommate is also a ME major and he has spent the last 2 days designing a 2 piece driveshaft in Solidworks... fun stuff... Atleast you only have 13 days...
Solidworks huh? I'm guessing it'* a finite analysis program. I'm using ANSYS which is probably similar.
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Mechanical Engineer, innit? 95naSTA, you should be here at Iowa State with me.... supposed to be one of the better engineering schools in the nation? I'm not an engineer, but I've heard we have a decent reputation.
Yup Mechanical Engineer. Moving.... I'm a philly kid, i lived in the same house all my life, moving just dosen't seem right. I know i'm probably missing out on the experience and all but i just like where i'm at. Plus, i'd have to take out an even bigger loan to pay for traveling/room&board on top of tuition. Working + School = Bad Grades for me.
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Funny you should mention that, I had an all nighter last night as well. Had to design a motorized shopping cart for my Machine Design class. Went in the labs at 8 pm, left at 8 am.
ME projects = BOHICA
Machine Design was my favorite class. I had to design a self powered car that uses 1 ft-lb of force to go 50 feet the fastest. Everyone ended up buying these rat trap powered cars but i decided to use a different route. I didn't win but i was still above average. Fun stuff.
Kinda similar to my fluids class i have right now too. Teams of 4 had to make a glider out of a raw material, that was powered by a mouse tap. An egg also had to be placed in the glider which couldn't break or you would get a zero. Who ever got the furthest won. My team got 4th out of 12. I'm pissed cause we would have won if we didn't hollow it out.
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Nice, I'll be starting a Mech Eng technologist 3-year program in September.
It'* hard but if you tough it out you'll have fun.

I'm hating this teacher right now but i know i'll be glad that i had him for a few classes when i graduate.
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Wow, you actually have seen to have fun projects. Ours are usually dry industrial/ real world projects, not that its a bad thing. We just turned in a design for a heat sink for a Pentium 4 processor. Heat Transfer is not my forte, thats for sure

BTW, where do you go to school at?
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I'm going to Temple University. I got into Drexel (held in a higher regard) but it cost 3x as much and most of the teachers at the open house were fresh off the boat and hard to understand.
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