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Inspire Engineering Education

  1. Engaging Education

    The world is fascinating. Rockets to space are landing themselves. Cars are on the verge of driving themselves. Microchips are continuing to become smaller and faster. Each of these innovations takes billions or even trillions of person-hours to develop and another trillion hours to debug. However understanding the in-depth details of these complex systems requires thousands of hours of research, curriculum building, and content streamlining. Our objective is to make engaging content that answers each and every facet of these complex systems. Currently we are making and evolving our video content to be as engaging as possible.

  2. Engineering Mindset

    An engineer’s job is to first recognize problems, second prototype and third, build solutions. If this engineering mindset could be applied to a broader learning and integrated into fields of academia, business, and politics, then the world would be a markedly better place.

  3. Branched Content: Systems Education

    Simple questions don’t always have simple answers. Take the question: how does a smartphone work? A smartphone has many components each of which has a separate explanation of how it works. Below is the branched structure of just a few subsystems in the smartphone, with just 2 of the many fundamental sciences supporting each subsystem. Each of these bullets is a branch or episode, and my total count of branches is nearing 100+ (I am on episode 5… so I’m in it for the long game). These branches focus on function and fundamental science, however there is an entire different tree about manufacturing and then yet an additional tree about history and development.

    The focus overall is to teach systems in their full complexity. The world is full of systems- and I believe that they need to be explored, detailed, and taught to their fullest depths. Other systems with similar structures of trees and branches are: How does the human body work? What is the global economy? Why is the current political climate the way it is? How do we ameliorate global warming?

    1. How does a smartphone work?

      1. How does a touchscreen work?

        1. Why is glass transparent?

        2. How do electric fields work?

      2. How does a camera work?

        1. How does a CMOS sensor work?

        2. How do lenses work?

      3. How does a GPS function?

        1. How do Satellites work?

        2. How triangulation works?

      4. How does a Battery store energy?

        1. What is electricity?

        2. what is chemical energy storage?

      5. How does a Speaker make sound?

        1. What is sound?

        2. How does sound travel?

      6. How does a Microchip work? An Analogy in levels

        1. Multilevel Microchip Architecture

        2. Transistor Design

        3. Logic Blocks

        4. Microarchitecture

        5. Instruction Set Architecture