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How to Think Like a Mechanical Engineer

  1. Feb 28, 2014 #1
    Hi! So I was hoping to hear from some mechanical engineers about what sort of things I should be doing to become a good engineer. Are there any books you could recommend to read or maybe some projects to do that would help me to start thinking more like an engineer? I feel like all the people in my classes already know so much, and I'm basically starting from zero. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
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  3. Mar 1, 2014 #2
    Hello jdawg, the best advice I could give you is to start working on a project, or build something. Tinkering with different things that interest you is the first step to understanding some of the basic principles you need to know in order to be an engineer; you will learn from the books as you go.

    I would look into some simple DIY or Arduino projects to get started. There's an abundance of information/forums online with some great ideas. Good luck!
  4. Mar 1, 2014 #3
    Just practice by doing real projects of some sort.
  5. Mar 1, 2014 #4
    Thanks! Those projects look really cool :)
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