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Wight Flight

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Hoping for some help. The youngest is trying to find a site that will give him better knowledge.

He has looked at brilliant.org but that isn't really at the level he is seeking.

Any suggestions of sites that would interest and challenge him?

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29 minutes ago, Wight Flight said:

Hoping for some help. The youngest is trying to find a site that will give him better knowledge.

He has looked at brilliant.org but that isn't really at the level he is seeking.

Any suggestions of sites that would interest and challenge him?

What does he want to achieve? I'm not sure what Brilliant.org is.

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1 minute ago, Roger_Mellie said:

What does he want to achieve? I'm not sure what Brilliant.org is.

I am not entirely sure. He is having a tough time.

I think he wants to understand things that are beyond his a level course. Just trying to find him something to latch on to really.

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Posted (edited)

Any good?

https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/find-by-department/

He might find something useful on here (I was teaching myself Python through here and previously did so electronics and stats). 

https://www.edx.org/course/subject/engineering

Some of them are done as a standard time frame, some allow you to set your pace. 

Edited by The Generation Game

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10 minutes ago, The Generation Game said:

Any good?

https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/find-by-department/

He might find something useful on here (I was teaching myself Python through here and previously did so electronics and stats). 

https://www.edx.org/course/subject/engineering

Some of them are done as a standard time frame, some allow you to set your pace. 

Great suggestion. Edx is phenomenal.

14 minutes ago, Wight Flight said:

I am not entirely sure. He is having a tough time.

I think he wants to understand things that are beyond his a level course. Just trying to find him something to latch on to really.

Poor kid, unbelievably tough for the kids at the later end of their school time. 

I wonder if there any engineering projects he could do at home?

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Thank you all. Something to start him off with.

It is a really shit time for them. Made worse because all his friends are now meeting up. He was part of it yesterday but for obvious reasons can't see them very often.

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1 hour ago, Wight Flight said:

Hoping for some help. The youngest is trying to find a site that will give him better knowledge.

He has looked at brilliant.org but that isn't really at the level he is seeking.

Any suggestions of sites that would interest and challenge him?

Colin Furze.

Get creative, can't beat building something to learn the basics.

Most people these days can't even use hand tools correctly.

 

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Engineering is such a broad term..  any idea which area specifically he is interested in?  Mechanical,  electrical,  electronics, marine, aeronautical, manufacturing..  etc

Many of them overlap significantly..  but if he has a specific area of interest it is probably best to find out what it is and then tap into that enthusiasm to further his learning in a way related to it.
 

Maybe.

Edited by Libspero

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2 hours ago, Libspero said:

Engineering is such a broad term..  any idea which area specifically he is interested in?  Mechanical,  electrical,  electronics, marine, aeronautical, manufacturing..  etc

Many of them overlap significantly..  but if he has a specific area of interest it is probably best to find out what it is and then tap into that enthusiasm to further his learning in a way related to it.
 

Maybe.

Exactly, if he's interested in mechanicals/manufacturing  then start with small stuff buy him a cheap small chinese lathe - you can make any tool in the shop starting from one of those potentially and thousands of channels on YT that cover use of that tool -if you want a mixed challenge CNC one. Electronics /Embedded software- Arduino, Raspi, ESP32.  even more resources, tutorials and dirt cheap hardware and a mix of sensors and away you go. Aeronautical, thewhole drone, RC plane / glider scene is very strong on YT too.  

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2 hours ago, Libspero said:

Engineering is such a broad term..  any idea which area specifically he is interested in?  Mechanical,  electrical,  electronics, marine, aeronautical, manufacturing..  etc

Many of them overlap significantly..  but if he has a specific area of interest it is probably best to find out what it is and then tap into that enthusiasm to further his learning in a way related to it.
 

Maybe.

It's not advisable to do marine engineering at home, unless you have a big shed.

 

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4 hours ago, MrPin said:

It's not advisable to do marine engineering at home, unless you have a big shed.

 

BigEngine.jpg

I know you are joking,  but,  using that example I would:

Pure Learning/Skills:   Buy text books on fluid dynamics, hull design theory, CAD, advanced math.

Application based learning/skills: buy books on marine engine design, marine electrical design, marine materials and construction etc.

Practical learning /skills:  get him a job in a boat yard or boat builder if you are near the coast perhaps buy an old “project boat” for peanuts and see if he can bring it back to life (could get expensive!).

Secondarily,  but importantly,  get him to research the industry for his favoured field in the UK.   A large amount of engineering is overseas these days so if he’s serious he needs to start getting an idea for what UK companies are working on in his field and what skills might be useful to them.

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Check out Hackster.com loads of good projects. 

I am a electronic engineer and have a few spare borads and course i developed for them drop me a pm if he wants on 

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6 hours ago, MrPin said:

It's not advisable to do marine engineering at home, unless you have a big shed.

 

BigEngine.jpg

Hmmm. Probably more advisable to do that at home than his chosen path...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weapons Engineer.

O.o

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27 minutes ago, Wight Flight said:

Hmmm. Probably more advisable to do that at home than his chosen path...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weapons Engineer.

O.o

Interesting path, I would guess he's still going to have to specialise at some point though e.g. electronics, programming, ballistics etc.

 

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