Mechanical Engineering

This section of the Jackson Journal is about anything related to the branch of engineering dealing with the design, construction, and use of machines.

Roller Coaster

Roller Coaster Engineers

Have you ever wondered who designed the roller coasters at amusement parks?
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Fade Project

Fading LED Light Project- Using Elegoo UNO R3

The Fade project on the Elegoo UNO is simple and one of the easiest projects you could do on the Elegoo UNO.
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Trip Wire Alarm System

Trip-Wire Alarm System(s)

Alarm systems are a fascinating way to catch someone in the act. In movies and sometimes in real life, trip wires are typically used to catch bad guys doing something they probably shouldn't be doing,...

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Hummer EV Edition 1 – The World’s Greatest Super-Truck

The Hummer EV Edition 1 is a brand-new concept-car from GMC. It is an all-electric all-wheel-drive super-truck with all sorts of new features. It has 1,000 horsepower, 11,500-pound feet of torque, and...

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Rube Goldberg Machine

A Rube Goldberg Machine uses the domino affect.
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Military Skeleton Suit

Ever seen a military suit for soldiers of the future. In this article learn the new designs the military is working on.
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Claw Machine.  Photo Source:  Attribution Some rights reserved by Mitchell Haindfiel on flickr.com

Is It Impossible To Win at a Claw Machine?

Claw machines are everywhere like bowling alleys, malls, arcades, and even some stores. You may wonder why you can never win. The answer is...
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This a plasma cutter in use. Image Credit: https://www.millerwelds.com/resources/article-library/how-to-optimize-plasma-cutter-performance

Plasma Cutter

A Plasma cutter is a newer way of cutting different material. Plasma cutting is more efficient.
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You won't believe what this IRIS-T missile can do.

You won’t believe what this IRIS-T missile can do.

The IRIS-T Missile was developed by a German lead program in 2005. The IRIS-T has a passive weapon guidance system called Infrared Homing (Heat seeking) to hit its targets, the missile was designed to replace the Sidewinders used by many NATO member countries. It detonates on impact or can be calibrated to explode in a certain proximity to a target using active radar. It uses infrared light emission from a target to track and follow it.
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Kiesel Type-X Guitar

The Kiesel Type-X is a brand new model from the Kiesel Guitar company. It was released late 2019 just before the NAMM music show in January.
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#BIGYEET day 11

#BIGYEET day 11

Today, we finished putting together the side frames of our catapult. We used strong ties to hold the wood together. The strong tied held the wood together extremely well, and it was more efficient than...

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#BIGYEET day 10

#BIGYEET day 10

Today, we finished drilling the holes into the frame for the axle. We then decided to cut the arm of our catapult since it was too heavy. After we finished cutting the arm, we used an orbital sander...

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