Six Must-See Favorite Roadside Attractions

Summer is the time for road trips and family vacations. And I believe it is the law in most states that families must make a pilgrimage at least once across a large expanse of this wonderful country we call America. And during these travels you will see many roadside attractions and like some siren's song…

How To Define A Application Specific Resistor

Although thick film resistors are often the cheapest components on a system board failure can be just as disastrous as the most expensive component. Specifying the device correctly is crucial to long term performance to specification and to minimize the chances of failure. However, correct specification can be a challenge and often requires measurement of…

What Is A Pile Driver?

A great many construction projects will require the use of a pile driver – a machine that drives piles into the ground to act as a foundation support to the building. Piles are also often used in the construction of bridges and other freestanding structures that are expected to withstand weight, pressure or even just…

Weight Room Jargon 101

It's hard enough getting technique right in the gym! It helps to know your weight room terminology to ask for help and generally to enhance your gym experience. I'll go through some terms you will most likely encounter on a daily basis in the gym Let's get started! CARDIO- This stands for cardiovascular training /…

Breakfast Ideas For Kids

Kids need to eat a delightful breakfast to be healthy and strong. Check this out: 1. Cereals Cereals can be eaten with milk or chocolate soup on the cereal. Kids love Coco crunch, Kelloggs in various flavors like Frosties, and Cornflakes, among others. You can still add sugar if you want. Cereals can be eaten…

The Nuts and Bolts of the Screw

In previous articles we’ve discussed types and grades of stainless steel and special alloys such as A286, Inconel, Monel, MP35N, Invar 36, and others. However, it’s only when these materials get made into useful products that their value becomes evident. The lynch pin of products is that of the fastener, for without fasteners everything would…

How To Reset Your File Opening Defaults

When it comes to playing your music files, or opening a document, there are many computer programs to choose from. Some computer programs work better than others, and over time it is easy to come to depend upon a computer program to open your favorite files. Many people have a particular program they like to…