Friday, November 20, 2015


Today I would like to talk about some inventions that changed the world. We use many things everyday that we take for-granted. If it where not for engineers creating many new and improved inventions, our lives would be much harder. Think about all the inventions we use every day, and then take them away. What would this world look like?

Lets start with a device that you use every day. Imagine your life without your smart phone. How long could you last without looking on Twitter or Instagram? The phones that we have in our pockets today are stronger than the computer that put the first man ever on the moon. How much does technology and updating technology actually help us in the everyday life ("Understanding")? Cars are a very big portion of technology that we use every day. They help us move from place to place without breaking a sweat. It took many engineers many hours to create the first internal combustion engine. The time that they put into the engine has payed off as many people rely on cars and trucks to move many materials from place to place ("Inventors").

As a child I always wanted to get the best and fastest phones and cars. I did not understand how much work actually went into making something as what i thought was simple. Ideas are easy to create, but inventing your idea is probably the hardest thing you will ever do. An invention is as simple as you make it.

In conclusion, Inventions can change the world. No matter how small you may think it is it could go much farther. When Alexander Graham Bell invented the phone I do not think that he thought it would go this far. Who knew how powerful these little devices could be. Next time I would like to talk about the struggles of becoming a Mechatronics Engineer.

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Thursday, November 19, 2015

Mechatronics as a Job

Today I will talk about what the daily life a Mechatronics Engineer looks like. Every Mechatronics majors day is different than the other. Mechatronics Engineering is a combination of almost all the kinds of engineering. In the field that I am going into I will be working a lot on cars and computers.

The word Mechatronics is a combination of the two words mechanical and electrical. In this field of engineering devices are created as "smart devices". These smart devices/objects could be something as simple as the navigation systems in peoples cars that they use every day. People take devices such as those for granted until they need them most. As a Mechatronics Engineer the navigation system in peoples cars could be what the main project could be. From making the software faster to increasing the accuracy of the device.(NC) As bizarre as people may think that having WiFi in their cars is; It is possible to have WiFi in cars. A Mechatronics Engineer had to figure out how to design the car to be able to have WiFi. The car company Chevrolet has put wireless internet in many of there cars, and it was a success.(Resources)

As a child everyone has that one idea/invention that they want to create. No matter how silly that idea is, that idea can become reality. Who would have every thought that a car would have wireless internet, or a navigation system. All these things such as BMW's crash proof car where once a dream ( With engineering people can create anything they want to.

I conclusion, working in the engineering field is hard, but it is worth the work and effort in the end. Imagine how many life could be saved just from one invention. Working hard and not giving up is what people need to do to become great inventors and life changers. Next week i will talk about people who invented devices and programs that changed the world.
“NC STATE ENGINEERING PROGRAMS AT UNC Asheville.” What is Mechatronics? NC State University-UNC Asheville. Web. 19 Nov. 2015. <>

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