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Sunnytech Hot Live Steam Engine Cylinder Unibody Design Boiler Education Toy DIY Gl-001

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Sunnytech®hot Live Steam Engine Cylinder Unibody Design Boiler Model Education Toy Kit DIY Gl-001

it’s a already finish assebmbled toy.you will receive a finised product exactly as the picture,just take it out from the box, and play.No any drilling or soldiering required.

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Sunnytech Hot Live Steam Engine Cylinder Unibody Design Boiler Education Toy DIY Gl-001

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CafePress – Vintage Locomotive Steam Train – Large Beach Towel, Soft 30″x60″ Towel with Unique Design

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CafePress – Vintage Locomotive Steam Train – Large Beach Towel, Soft 30″x60″ Towel with Unique Design

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Steam Engine Design and Mechanism

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An Unabridged Edition With All Illustrations, To Include: STEAM ENGINE DESIGN – Data And Calculations – The Boiler Pressures For Different Types Of Engines – Economical Ratio Of Expansion – Piston Speed – Clearance – Engine Calculations – Back Pressure And Point Of Exhaust Closure – Calculations For Simple Non-Condensing Engine – Calculations For High-Speed Automatic Cut-Off Engine – Hoisting And Locomotive Engines – Cylinders And Steam Chests – Steam Ports And Pass… More >>

Steam Engine Design and Mechanism

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The Principle of Dominant Design: the Cycle of Technology Changes

In technological production, a linear, evolutionary model is used to understand the gradual and yet continuous process of change. In the field of engineering and technology design, there are actually many discontinuities; these discontinuities are rarely visible because the finish product has already been produced after year of tense structuring and re-structuring.

According to Philip Anderson in Administrative Science Quarterly:

“An evolutionary model of technological change is proposed in which a technological breakthrough, or discontinuity, initiates an era of intense technical variation and selection, culminating in a single dominant design. This era of ferment is followed by a period of incremental technical progress, which may be broken by a subsequent technological discontinuity.”

Anderson continues placidly with: 

“A longitudinal study of the cement (1888-1980), glass (1893-1980), and minicomputer (1958-1982) industries indicates that when patents are not a significant factor, a technological discontinuity is generally followed by a single standard.”

Basis for the cyclical study

It is no surprise that such a vital component in the analysis of technology change has little material for immediate study. The difficulty comes about because of the relative scarcity of studies. However, technology change comes about through several main activities. Michael Tushman of Administrative Science Quarterly explains:

“While there is a scarcity of models for understanding technological change, research from multiple disciplines suggests several themes that help get inside the black box of technological change (Rosenberg, 1982).”

Tushman continues with:

“Basalla’s (1988) comprehensive review of technological evolution was anchored in the concepts of diversity, continuity, novelty, and selection. He reviewed the evolution of the wheel, steam engine, automobiles, and other human artifacts, focusing on diversity driven by random technological breakthroughs followed by selection processes that operate to choose specific artifacts for replication.”

The studies that were cited employed stringent selection processes; the same way that hardware (heavy machineries, manufacturing implements, reproduction technologies) and software (machine programming, etc) are sifted and re-organized to produce maximum yield or production over a period of time.

The society link

Disparate researches into the impetus behind technological change locate the force in changing modes of cultural behavior and shifting utility of technology. According to Tushman:

“These disparate research streams suggest that technological change can be fruitfully characterized as a sociocultural evolutionary process of variation, selection, and retention (Campbell, 1969). Variation is driven by stochastic technological breakthroughs. Technological discontinuities initiate substantial technological rivalry between alternative technological regimes. Social, political, and organizational dynamics select single industry standards or dominant designs from among technological opportunities.”

Technological discontinuities

How does this affect enterprise and industry? Well for one, the longevity of a particular industry (whether this be fiberglass, metal plating, oil refinery or computer manufacturing) is largely dependent on the capacity of base technologies to evolve. While it is true that discontinuities often command higher capital outlay (as in the case of heavy machinery; and consequently, the disposal of older machines) the profit often rolls in faster after.

In cases that it doesn’t, the “gray zone” of low profit should be viewed as yet another transition period in an industry’s normal lifespan. It is unavoidable; industries remain rolling stones in a freefall to either advancement or complete collapse.

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Motor of my own design


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How On Line Flight Simulator Games Can Introduce Your Kids to Engineering, Design, & Architecture

I didn’t realize the potential of my on line flight simulator game to expand my children’s horizons until I found my second child tinkering around with it one day. He was already deep into designing his own plane when I came along and excited about what else he was going to do. “Hey, look Dad. You can make your own plane. And you can design your own airport, which is what I want to do after this”.

When my eldest child heard you could design your own stuff in the on line flight simulator game he became interested. He does not like too many rules, likes to try things his way. So the opportunity to do his own thing got him interested in the game. (I only have boys but I am sure the same applies equally to girls).

So there they were, tinkering around with my on line flight simulator game, working on aircraft design, airport architecture, and planning to moving on to some engineering in the systems and controls. If I had wanted to talk to them about design or engineering or architecture they might have listened but only from a sense of duty. But now they were engaged in both under their own steam.

And I found myself in the position of encouraging them to play a computer game instead of the usual monitoring of time, content, and noise level. The on line flight simulator game does not come with the biff, bang, wallop special effects standard in most computer games these days. It is almost sound-free although you can introduce your own sound effects if you want. The special effects are really special but totally natural, not human mediated. And yet they were fully engaged.

(Click here to see the on line flight simulator game that captivated my children.)

It was a moment of revelation for me. Heretofore I had only used the on line flight simulator for my own enjoyment. Because it was my game the children assumed it would be too boring for them. I had too. But now here they were engaged in areas I could only have hoped to interest them in before this.

And then my mind moved on to the other aspects of the on line flight simulator that are inherently educational, although I had not looked at it like that before. You can fly to over 20,000 airports worldwide. Just knowing where they are is a geographical accomplishment. The scenery is photo-realistic thanks to developments in computer graphics so you get to see the great natural features of the world and visit any exotic place you can think of.

Developments in animation mean that the astronomy is precise and reactive – you see the heavens moving as you fly around the earth. My on line flight simulator game also has realistic lighting features, both beacons and take off/landing lights, which are critical in terms of aerodynamics. My children would possibly move into these areas as well.

For a moment I felt I had found the holy grail of education. Here they were getting interested in many of the areas I would wish them to but discovering it on their own, which is always the most effective way. It was a benefit of my on line flight simulator that I had never dreamed of but was delighted by.

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Steam Engine How To SOLAR STEAM ENGINE DESIGN POWERFUL AIR ELECTRICITY


PRODUCING ELECTRICITY 9:50 This video shows how basic steam engines work and offers a different concept to conventional steam engines. In future videos we may show you how to make you own Steam Engines out of regular pipe and car parts. Compressed air simulates steam which can be made with water and concentrated sunlight.

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If we could design a steam engine train, why not a car?

We’ve been able to design steam engines for trains and water craft, but why have we had so much trouble designing a good automobile engine that runs on water?

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