[This is for a worldbuilding project of a scenario where a modern guy gets teleported to a fantasy world but he's an engineer and knows a lot of stuff, doing it for a friend's 5e D&D campagin, and just want to see real-world feasibility before factoring magiks]
watching this video on the fundementals of small-arms, the bolt-action rifle seems very simple and easily understandable, me without any knowledge on guns now understand how a bolt-action works with this one 10 minute video,and it uses components that should have been able to be manufactured in the 1700/1800's, so theoretically, could a european civilziation have produced bolt-action rifles instead of breachloaders or muskets, much earlier? It seems more complex systems like lever-action pre-dated bolt action, and seemed to be much more complex?
was the limiting factor simply not thinking of the design? and could they theore... keep reading on reddit ➡
The title pretty much sums it up, explaining all the details would take an enormous wall of text, so I just hit the highlights. I was in a pretty awful place for the first half of the decade, but once I found motivation, the momentum carried me further than I ever thought possible. For the first time in my life I am dang proud of myself. Can't wait to see what the next decade holds.
Update 1: Holy cannoli. I genuinely did not think this would blow up like this. Thank you all so much for the kind words and congratulations. I am actually currently in the middle of my very last final (lol) but I will try to answer your questions/messages when I get a chance.
Also, I am happy to post the enormous wall of text that explains everything, so long as the moderators are okay with it. I am fairly new to Reddit and brand new to this sub, so I don't know exactly how it all works and don't wan't to upset any apple carts haha.
Update 2: Okay, so this is really taking off. I am seriously so gl... keep reading on reddit ➡
I am a 24 year old female working as a engineer for little over a year now. I have realized over this past year that I hate my job and engineering. I went to school for Environmental Engineering and did okay and graduated with a 3.2 GPA. I picked engineering because I liked math and I thought it would give me a lot of different opportunities and hands-on work. This has not been the case. All I do is write different types of permits and design layouts using AutoCAD. I despise AutoCAD and since I am terrible at concentrating when I am not into something, I am not good at it and I know my managers are unhappy with me. I am so bored every day and each morning I have to give myself a pep talk to get out of bed and go to work. I have become depressed and anxious from this job and I just cry every time I think about having this as my career. I looked around other engineering jobs and its all very similar. I feel like I wasted so many years and money on something I hate and I jus... keep reading on reddit ➡
**EDIT: Small note to new questions, most that are new I already answered before so look around in the threat
EDIT: Boy... this got way bigger than I expected. I've gotten a lot of good questions and I really tried to keep up but the questions came in faster than I could answer them and some have rightfully pointed out that I didn't answer with sufficient quality. Right now this thread is taking up way to much of my brainspace and my relationships with people today has suffered so I'm calling it quits for real.
I wanted to make a couple of statments before I take my break.
**First, there absolutely are reasons and legitimate studies out there that raise concern about 5G an human health (not Covid19 but other effects). None of those studies show conclusive evidence that there are negative effects but there is enough noise being made that I personally believe that governments should invest a couple million dollars in high quality research to get good answers to these questio... keep reading on reddit ➡
Gwen Shotwell ,Steve Jurvetson, Catherine wood, Lex Friedman, JB Straubel, Larry Ellison
Bored in my house during quarantine, but title pretty much says it all! Ask away!
Just landed an entry level Engineering Assistant job earlier this week that pays $20 an hour! Even better than the pretty good pay is I truly enjoy the work so far. It's mainly conceptual design and CAD right now with some occasional machining. I feel like it's the perfect fit for me while I'm still college. I am so grateful I was able to find a job during these crazy times, and I hope everyone else looking for work has great luck too!
GREETINGS ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING!
Hello r/ElectricalEngineering. Thanks so much for having me stop by from r/Altium. I’m excited to jump into some stimulating conversations so let’s dive right into things! I’m happy to talk all things electronics, maker, freelancer related, among other topics. Whether it’s advice about landing your first freelance job, high power rockets, upgrading your laser or how to work faster with Altium.
I’m a professional maker with over 12 years of diverse experience within the electronics industry, varying from aerospace and defense contracts to small product startups, hobbies, and everything in between. Before moving to the United Kingdom, I was employed by one of the largest research organizations in Canada; every day brought a different project or challenge involving electronics, mechanics, and software.
I publish the most extensive open source database library of components for Altium Designer called the [Celestial Altium Database Lib... keep reading on reddit ➡
I’m an 8th grader that wants to learn something Engineering based before Highschool. I just don’t want to learn code, because I already thought of that (thinking of learning Phyton and C++/ C#, if you have other suggestions thanks). Any suggestions is helpful, just anything related to Engineering. Thanks.
>The underrepresentation of girls and women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields is a continual concern for social scientists and policymakers. Using an international database on adolescent achievement in science, mathematics, and reading (N = 472,242), we showed that girls performed similarly to or better than boys in science in two of every three countries, and in nearly all countries, more girls appeared capable of college-level STEM study than had enrolled. Paradoxically, the sex differences in the magnitude of relative academic strengths and pursuit of STEM degrees rose with increases in national gender equality. The gap between boys’ science achievement and girls’ reading achievement relative to their mean academic performance was near universal. These sex differences in academic strengths and attitudes toward science correlated with the STEM graduat... keep reading on reddit ➡
Hey guys, as the title says I'm a highschool Dropout. I won't go into too many details other than to say it was medical and I'm over it now.
I've been looking around at a lot of different areas for engineering and the one that I'm most consistently interested in is Aerospace Engineering.
I currently don't have my GED, planned testing date got canceled near the start of lockdown. I've got all the basic knowledge for that down and had planned on starting college next semester(unfortunately not a possibility with current goings on).
I'm looking for any sort of advice on what I could be studying in the meantime, until I can get into college.
^(This post is meant to spark constructive discourse on the matter. Please keep it civil. Everything written is from my point of view and I happily welcome the possibility of being completely wrong. I am all for engineers who haven't been able to acquire a formal education for whatever reason but who are actually, truly, worthy of the title.)
>When it comes to skyscrapers and bridges and power plants and elevators and the like, engineering has been, and will continue to be, managed partly by professional standards, and partly by regulation around the expertise and duties of engineers. But fifty years’ worth of attempts to turn software development into a legitimate engineering practice have failed. Source
The other day, I was browsing Reddit and I stumbled upon yet another echo-chamber of deluded people who were encouraging these so called Software Engineering boot camps: "*become... keep reading on reddit ➡
I'm a year 12 student and next year I will be applying to universities. I'm stuck between studying Physics or some kind of Engineering.
I'm leaning more towards physics as I find astrophysics extremely interesting, and any sort of theoretical physics is fascinating to me. However, it seems that a career as a physicist is mostly filling in spots that some engineers can do; I have a wider range of possibilities, but it's harder to get hired as others are specialized in those fields.
For engineering, I was looking more into a less civil-type of engineering and something that would be more "scientific?" and "abstract". I'd like to do research and explore fields that need digging, question phenomenons, confront theories, etc. However, this seems like Physics would be more suitable for this, but Engineering has a better career once I leave university, or at least that's what I've read.
How can I make the right choice?
Edit: Thanks for all the replies, the different opinions and... keep reading on reddit ➡
I ran into a comment which I found interesting. The person said, " Once you leave engineering for a few years no one besides startups will look at your CV to give you a callback. " I edited what I assumed was a typo. Now this worries me because I was considering going into teaching. Math or even electronics at a local college I graduated from; however, if that doesn't work out would I be seen as "rusty" ?
Edit: Thank you all for the great replies It means a lot.
So... 6 years ago, I posted to this sub when I found out that I got accepted onto the motorcycle engineering degree at the University of Wales Trinity St David in the UK. This update is really late and really long, I’ll try to keep it short, but I've been quite busy! First off though, I’m sorry I didn’t keep to my word and post anything over the years!
TLDR; I went to university and started a race team with a bunch of mates, we spent 5 years racing all over the UK whilst doing our degrees and ended up racing on the Isle of Man, cool pics and vids and links below.
Well, it’s been a long journey but an amazing experience! After 5 long years I finally graduated with a mast... keep reading on reddit ➡
I'm pretty sure that, at one point or another within this sub, we've seen that chemE is called "a versatile degree". So for all the chemEs who stepped away from engineering, what was the pivotal event that made you guys change, and what steps did you take towards your new career?
I’ve just finished my third year of mechanical engineering at a pretty good university, 3rd in scotland and 8th overall in the UK for mechanical engineering. If everything goes to plan I should receive my masters in two years (by the time i’m 23).
I was wondering if anyone in here is in a similar career and could tell me how much I could expect to earn, looking online and seeing the average salary for a mechanical engineer being around £30,000 is a bit demotivating as the degree is very hard and extremely stressful. Are these figures at all accurate?
I know starting out I won’t be on a high salary at all as a graduate but in terms of career progression what could I expect say 5-10 years after graduating.
Would really love to hear from people that have went down the path in planning on going down.
First of all, I want to clarify: for people who join AE in IITs just because "their rank falls in the range", you're ok. To the people who want to join AE in other universities : DON'T.
Source: I am an aerospace engineering 2020 graduate (B.tech+M.tech) from IIT Madras. This is a summation of what I have seen in the past 5 years in the institute. I might be talking only about the situation in IIT Madras, but it applies to every other university except IIT Kanpur, IISC and IIST (they are better than us).
Hello! I'm a relatively new engineer, who is even more freshly diagnosed with ADHD-C and I was trying to get some context for consulting vs normal salaried work, both in terms of breaks and time budgets. In school I had to work three times as hard as my classmates in order to get to the same result and that can't happen in consulting because that would ruin the budget. How do you deal with inefficiency/brain fog/needing to reread an email 4 times to understand it? And as far as breaks, I need to take small breaks throughout the day in order to be able to maintain my focus (as most ppl even without ADHD need to do) but the problem is I have to make up for those breaks and that kind of defeats the purpose. it makes me feel like I'm burning out because I don't have the space to take a break without paying for it by working longer, even though the whole reason why I'm taking the break so I can be more productive later on. Like, I don't want to work 10 hour days so I can hit 8 billable hour... keep reading on reddit ➡
>Khosrowshahi likewise signaled that part of his plan includes “remaking the engineering team so that over time more jobs would be located overseas,” according to the report.
What are your guys thoughts? People have been very excited about the prospect about permanent remote work so that they no longer have to live in high CoL areas with terrible commutes. But there could be potential major downsides if companies hire more from overseas where people are way cheaper since no one ever has to come into the office anyway
Blind discussion: https://www.teamblind.com/post/Uber-CEO---remaking-the-engineering-team-so-that-over-time-more-jobs-would-be-located-overseas-eMfELx86
I feel like no matter how hard I study, it's still hard for me to catch up. I feel like I am not smart enough.
I just finished my first year in engineering. I applied for mechanical engineering (pretty competitive at my school) for second year major and still waiting for the result. During this quarantine time, I have had so much time to myself, aka time for self-questioning. I am taking a math class right now, and from time to time when I am stuck on a problem, I would question myself: am I smart enough to do mechanical engineering? Am I even gonna get in? I know worrying about the unknown future is pretty useless, but I can't help it. No matter how hard I try, it still feels like I am behind my classmates. This past school year I was involved in other extracurriculars because I wanted to do more outside of academics. I feel like I am always not seeing the results I want to see on the exams. I always persuade myself that it is because I didn't focus solely on academics. But to be ho... keep reading on reddit ➡
Hi, I'm a senior at a medium-sized, relatively unknown, university in Georgia. It's my goal to find a software engineering job in NYC after I graduate next May. My grades are good, and I have had one year-round internship.
Most of my family say that I should stick around here for a year or so and get some experience before trying to move away. I acknowledge that this is not such a bad idea, but I really want to try to make my goal happen if I can (after all, it's not impossible - people do it all the time).
And yes, I understand the cost of living is high there - as long as I have a job, I don't care. It's where I want to be.
Do you have any advice for landing an entry-level position in NYC? Are there recruiters I can reach out to? Any tips are appreciated.
Asking for a friend.
They forgot the ECE department...
But computer science made it🙄