Evan Yares
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I'm a long-time denizen of the CAD (engineering tools) industry. I've been a user, a reseller, a consultant, an analyst, a writer, and an editor.
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Rock and Roll industrial design

Posted on March 25, 2013 at 8:05pm 0 Comments

I'm always interested in how people use CAD software to do interesting projects.

Nout Van Heumen is an industrial designer and engineer whose day job, so to speak, is in the packaging and insulation business. But Hout has developed a name for himself by taking on some really interesting freelance jobs.

One of his projects that I particularly like is the Aristedes OIO guitar. If you check out the picture of this guitar, you can see that it's pretty cool looking. It's also pretty…


NASA's Curiosity rover and the Teflon problem

Posted on September 9, 2012 at 6:43pm 1 Comment

When the Curiosity rover successfully landed on mars, the engineers at JPL became technology's new rock stars.

It was an amazing accomplishment, and all the people on the Mars Science Laboratory team at JPL deserve accolades.

From my perspective, as a long-time observer of the engineering software industry, I imputed a lot of their success to a combination of smart people, good tools, and strong processes.

Yet, something has been bothering me about Curiosity. In a word:…


How the floppy disk was invented, by accident.

Posted on August 30, 2012 at 11:30am 1 Comment

At HP's Input Output site, Steven Vaughan-Nichols writes about the History of the Floppy Disk.  

He points to Alan Shugart, who, in 1967, was direct access storage manager at IBM, and was resposible for assigning David Nobel to lead the development of a reliable and…


How to bust a baby buggy

Posted on April 2, 2012 at 6:00pm 0 Comments

Let's Go Design is an interactive web video series presented by SolidWorks, and hosted by Jeremy Luchini, a SolidWorks employee. According to SolidWorks, this web series “brings CAD fanatics from around the world together to collaborate on innovative design projects.”

The most recent project on Lets Go Design was a “hot rod baby buggy.” The goals of the project were that it had to be cool and fun, couldn't endanger…


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