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MechEngineerMike

  • Date JoinedJan 13, 2009
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Yonatan243 months ago

Thanks For Following!

Was there any specific project that made you click that orange button? :)

MechEngineerMike (author)  Yonatan243 months ago

It wasn't any of the projects you've posted so far specifically, it was because I was impressed with the quality of writing I'm seeing come from a 13 year old. Its clear from looking at your page that you'd like to increase your follower count. My advice is that you already have a large collection of work to net in random viewers and you have a established a good process for making & presenting projects. Maybe its time to focus on quality over quantity and challenge yourself to one of the difficult projects on your to do list. That's what I'm looking forward to seeing!

Thank You, I've been thinking in the past few weeks that it's just too much for me. I can spend a whole week just typing, Editing, And staring at the computer, Just for one Instructable... I'm trying to rush them a bit more, Just so I can have some time for myself...

I'm a person that believes in quality over quantity, But here, The price to pay is too big. I'd rather upload 1-2 Instructables per week, At 85% effort, Than to spend a whole week working on one Instructable, And then be exhausted, And rest for two weeks.

I like to make everything build everything in one day, And upload it as soon as I can, So what I want to write flows, And I don't have to stop to think. That's a method that I've learned during the process of making them.

I don't know if you've heard this quote, But I definitely do like it. It goes something like this: "The first 90% of the work takes 10% of the time, And the last 10% takes 90% of the time". It isn't THAT extreme, But iI think you know what I mean... :)

What do you mean by "established a good process for making & presenting projects"? I like doing the easy projects, But I also like building the more difficult ones, Which I save mostly for special contests. :)

Where did you go to school to be a Mechanical Engineer, because I want to be one when I grow up.
MechEngineerMike (author)  M4industries7 years ago
SIUE Edwardsville, i am still in school right now. This is probably one of the best schools for this subject for the value i pay to go here. I am also considering going to grad school ( school after 4 years of college) at the University of Missouri at Rolla, which is a REALLY good school for engineering. You are in a wonderful position as it is now! If you know what you want to be now, you can start taking elective classes in high school related to this subject. I took Math and Physics seriously and it was also very helpful to enroll in machining, welding, mechanical drafting, residential wiring, and automotive repair. If you do this, you will be ahead of the Pack when you get to college. Also, engineers are in high demand in the job market, so the recession wont hurt you too bad! hope i was helpful, any more questions feel free to ask! mike
I already weld, but I am going to double up in science so I can take AP Physics and AP Calc. Thank you so much for all the advice. As a 7th grader, I want to go to MIT, Duke Eng., or Cal Poly. Look for my name in the class of 2018!