Tag Archives: engineer

In Search of Ice Cream

Now, here’s the levity you may need today.

A software engineer who loves his McDonald’s ice cream cones has designed a website with a map showing every location in the United States and whether its ice cream machine is working or broken.

Brilliant, man. Just brilliant.

If you like McDonald’s ice cream cones, sadly, you will relate to this. They are delicious! It’s just, they’re often hard to actually acquire. The gentleman (like so many of us if we can be perfectly honest, here) was simply tired of not being able to get the ice cream cone he was seeking because the machine was broken…and so, he did something about it.

Now, thanks to his efforts you can check to see if the ice cream machine is working before you head out to go pick up a cone. Green dot means it’s working. Red dot means it’s broken.

Gotta say, this is a pretty good example of turning frustration into fruitfulness. Bravo sir, lol.

Have a great day!

Engineer in the Classroom

I recently had the chance to shoot and edit a video about a cool program that is bringing engineers from the Illinois Department of Transportation and other agencies into 5th grade classrooms.

Take a look at the description below and then take a look at the video. If you’re an engineer, I think you’ll see that this program can be very rewarding to you. If you’re a teacher or school administrator, I think you’ll see the same thing from your end.

Engineer in the Classroom is a nationally recognized, award-winning educational program for students in 5th grade.

Since the program’s inception in 2000, engineers have been working with educators to bring this dynamic presentation of engineering to the classroom. Students design and build a working Rube Goldberg device to gain a basic understanding of simple machines and engineering principles.

Contact info is listed at the end of the video.