My name is Nivay Anandarajah. And I am a Mechanical Engineer for Alloy
Product Development. Me specifically, I work with the 3D
geometry and the design. So this product… is the one that I most recently worked
on. It’s the new Studio Headphone by Beats by Dre. After the concept generation we figure
out exactly what’s the best way to put that together, that achieves all these constraints that
we have. One thing that we always talk about is how’s it going to look like when it’s on the head? With this headband alone, I’ve probably made thirty
different prototypes And in terms of, just like on my computer, how many different versions? It’s hundreds. I don’t even what to think about it. (laughs) The application that we use the most is CAD Computer-Aided Design, so it’s
like… creating 3D geometry on your computer,
then… taking his prototype testing them
breaking them, figuring out where the faults are we iterate and do more prototypes, so this phase constantly goes throughout almost the entire development
cycle until you completely finalize the product. What I have to do is just sort of go in here and then modify these parts by hand. I know a lot of people here like bike riding and skateboarding and
stuff like that and connecting the physics to you know that
actual hobby that you have get you excited to learn. In high school, you know, I liked it to tinker with stuff you do some soldering and little bit of
wood-working here and there. Throughout college I didn’t know exactly
what in mechanical engineering I wanted to do, but you know I found myself drawn towards user experience and sorta
the design process because of the creativity. I did an internship which I found was too large of a company and then I did
an internship in a small design firm which was two people and then this is sort of where I
came after school, which was that the 20-person consultancy where its small enough where everyone has a say
and it’s a flat hierarchy, so it doesn’t feel like you’re trying to climb a corporate ladder but at the same time there’s lots of people that you can learn from and get inspired from. I actually got this job by going
door-to-door and knocking on every single door and just slip in my portfolio under the door
until someone finally gave me an interview Through persistence and constantly trying I got an internship which turned into a
full-time hire, which turned into a really great relationship, and four years later this is where I’m at.

Day at Work: Mechanical Engineer

100 thoughts on “Day at Work: Mechanical Engineer

  • December 30, 2014 at 10:42 am
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    How do i become an Mechanical engineer. I just graduated from high school but i dont have the grade to go straight into any university engineering course. im from Australia 

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  • January 2, 2015 at 8:25 pm
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    This guy….just changed my major…and gave me an insight on what my talent serves best for me….and that is CREATIVITY

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  • January 9, 2015 at 6:15 pm
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    Waaaaow. This is a really cool video. Great initiative. This gives a sneak peak which gives a clear picture of the profession.

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  • January 19, 2015 at 6:16 am
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    How the heck do you have WINDOWS 7 on a MACBOOK PRO?

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  • January 23, 2015 at 7:43 am
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    thank you very much

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  • January 26, 2015 at 6:00 am
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    The title is a bit misleading. This guy is no doubt a mechanical engineer, but it's not like this is what all mech engineers do.

    This video simply shows one of the many diverse areas a mechanical engineer can work in.

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  • February 11, 2015 at 10:27 pm
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    this is tight brahhh 

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  • March 12, 2015 at 12:12 pm
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    Come to germany, and you will know what mechanical engineering really stands for.

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  • March 17, 2015 at 2:59 pm
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    Great vid man!

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  • March 28, 2015 at 1:47 am
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    I really want to go to school for this,not just because of a potential career,but because I see all the crap out there that doesnt even work

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  • May 1, 2015 at 3:03 am
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    Unrelated but I like his name

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  • May 11, 2015 at 12:57 pm
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    @ConnectEd The guy in the video – Nivay, says he is a mechanical engineer, but the thing is not all mechanical engineers do what he does. What sort of field/type of mechanical Engineer does Nivay do? I'd love to do what he does because I'm in my first year of Engineering at University, but I'm not sure which kind of Engineering I like – I'd like to have a hands on job where I can be creative or experiment exactly like Nivay.

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  • May 28, 2015 at 7:33 pm
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    Great quality videos. Thanks a million for producing these. Its very helpful.

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  • June 7, 2015 at 5:52 pm
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    Thank you for sharing! I have always been interested in building things because I love modifications made between one product's initial design, to how they transform them over and over to be more efficient/suit a specific use. I own different versions of the same ear buds, shoes, tablets, and phones. The specifications by size and hardware are what matter to me most in a product; I'm an electronics sales representative and really hate to sell products to people based on price or bandwagon appeal (brand name). I would love a job like this where you make prototypes until you feel satisfied with the outcome, but a lot of people on YouTube who share their "mechanical engineering experience" tend to be whiney about lack of creative control. These people claim to want to create their own products, but if you want to do that, then I don't see why they don't tamper with materials at home. You can't expect a company to let you create products for them from scratch because that would basically owe the rights/patents to you as an individual and you could your own business. If you have a product, then there has to be quality assurance analysts to test the parts as they're manufactured, and I imagine that companies already have access to all of the information, so it is more efficient "not to fix what isn't broken."

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  • June 12, 2015 at 9:18 pm
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    What industry do you work in

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  • June 23, 2015 at 7:54 am
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    Need experience probably.

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  • July 1, 2015 at 10:19 pm
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    Hey, high school students! Tell us what you think about our Day in the Life: Mechanical Engineer.

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  • July 11, 2015 at 3:42 am
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    Does anybody know what CAD app he is using?

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  • July 16, 2015 at 5:57 pm
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    so mechanical engineering is basically 90% computers

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  • July 18, 2015 at 1:23 am
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    I don't seem that exiting how about nexstyle engineer?

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  • July 19, 2015 at 9:17 am
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    Is nivay really a member of Alloy ? I've looked into their website and Nivay wasn't on the employee list.

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  • July 24, 2015 at 4:31 am
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    I wanted to be product designer and the first person to break it

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  • August 7, 2015 at 8:56 pm
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    are most jobs like this  for mechanical engineers? or is this just a unique case? i heard that most people work for big companies and work in little cubicles…

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  • August 31, 2015 at 7:38 am
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    how much do mechanical engineers earn

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  • September 5, 2015 at 5:38 am
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    Dang….he uses a road bike. He's got swagger

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  • September 17, 2015 at 10:43 pm
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    What type of mechanical engineering is this?

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  • September 22, 2015 at 1:50 am
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    Who earns more? A software engineer or a mechanical engineer?

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  • October 25, 2015 at 8:43 am
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    hell yeah we dont need mac osx at all for engineering, even the macbook pro with windows 7 in this video proves to us that apple world is meaningless to engineers!!!!!!!!

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  • October 27, 2015 at 3:47 am
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    I'm a 3d modeler that works in Maya and I was thinking about going into this field. I didn't get much from the video to be honest but it was nicely made.

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  • October 27, 2015 at 3:28 pm
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    windows in macbook pro ?? fikrini sikeyim!! çevirin amk

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  • November 15, 2015 at 1:08 pm
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    I'm currently enrolled in a community college and having a hard time deciding what I want to major in since I've never really had an interest for anything while i was in high school, all i really did was just take my core classes and electives. I'm thinking of getting a degree in mechanical engineering but I don't really have a passion for taken things apart and math has not always been my best subject I am however interested in learning more about ME. My question is if I should get my major in ME or focus on something else?

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  • November 15, 2015 at 7:28 pm
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    cnc machinist right now at 21, thinking of getting my met, with my cnc certificate I should be able to get it in 2 years, really wanna work more cad/cam software

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  • November 16, 2015 at 9:55 am
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    Someone that knows the exact name of the program he uses? Because there is hundredes of CAD programs out there.

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  • December 21, 2015 at 8:28 am
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    windows on macbook!?!

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  • January 3, 2016 at 5:41 pm
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    Automotive engineering

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  • January 5, 2016 at 11:08 am
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    financially how are you that's what I wanted to see

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  • January 9, 2016 at 5:52 am
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    GREAT VIDEOS. I would really LIKE to see MORE engineering vids. They are VERY inspirational, and ALSO well made. 🙂

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  • January 12, 2016 at 2:02 pm
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    can someone tell me which university is the best to go to.
    for engineers. im a middle school student. i have a big dream so if someone could tell me what i should focus on in topics of high school and middle school that would be great

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  • February 16, 2016 at 4:52 pm
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    cool story bro

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  • March 1, 2016 at 11:07 pm
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    DOPE vid! keep em comin:)

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  • March 10, 2016 at 6:46 am
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    hey i wanna ask, engineer job was about creat something new for future or wht? can u explain ?

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  • March 14, 2016 at 4:24 pm
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    What is the name of your formation, isn't that more like Industrial design?

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  • March 29, 2016 at 10:04 am
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    hi.. im almost done with my bs in industrial engineering. Had a couple modeling classes and i really liked them, (have done it as a hobby too) and then saw this video. Wondering if i could do a msc in mechanical engineering after my Bsc in IE?
    thanks for your time.

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  • April 7, 2016 at 7:23 pm
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    Was the starting pay decent?

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  • April 15, 2016 at 12:43 am
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    Should I take robotics in school?

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  • April 18, 2016 at 12:43 pm
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    1:00 he is using windows on a mac? What?

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  • May 6, 2016 at 7:29 pm
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    I love fixing stuff

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  • May 6, 2016 at 7:30 pm
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    I want to know if you can teach me how to build beats by dre and if you could give me advice on what school like college I should go to and after what university. your a good role model

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  • May 18, 2016 at 8:38 pm
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    What's this called that your doing taking things apart and trying to re build it with diff parts ??

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  • June 2, 2016 at 11:22 pm
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    Wow! All the hard work and commitment to achieve a degree in engineering squandered on making headphones for teenies.

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  • June 3, 2016 at 6:03 pm
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    Why mechanical engineers paid less than engineers working in other fields http://mechanicalengineersblog.com/mechanical-engineers-less-paid-others/

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  • June 6, 2016 at 3:48 pm
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    What's the pathway I must take to get to this job

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  • June 11, 2016 at 4:46 am
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    Hi I'm a 7th grade student in middle school and have always loved design,creativity, and inventing. I took a course this past semester on 3D modeling and was very interested in it and got a 100 in the class and have found a career I would most likely enjoy and that is mechanical engineering. I was looking to see what other people have done with this job and stumbled upon this. I've never watched this channel before but after seeing this I am proud to subscribe and think this was perfect for me. I checked out the extra info on this career and found some very inspiring things. I'd just like to say thank you for posting this and showing me something new that may one day help me excell in this.

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  • June 11, 2016 at 4:54 am
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    Keep making these type of vids +ConnectEd

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  • August 6, 2016 at 8:35 am
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    macbook pro with windows installed😀

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  • August 16, 2016 at 5:15 am
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    1 mechanical engineer out of 100000000000000000000000000 gets a job remotely like this.

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  • August 19, 2016 at 4:24 am
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    I know this is late but isn't mechanical engineer working with only cars? I'm going Into high school and I want to plan for my future I want to do the same thing this guys is doing.

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  • August 25, 2016 at 5:34 pm
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    Check out this engineering pathway in Porterville: https://youtu.be/TGTop2i3y30

    "The Engineering Academy at Harmony is designed to give students a four-year high school hands-on learning experience focusing on the many facets of S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education. The Engineering courses coupled with the College Preparatory core courses provide all students with skills to be college and career ready upon graduation. The program is divided into eight rigorous, relevant and reality-based courses:

    Introduction to Engineering Design
    Digital Electronics
    Principles of Engineering
    Computer Integrated Manufacturing
    Biotechnical Engineering
    Aerospace Engineering
    Civil Engineering and Architecture
    Engineering Design and Development"

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  • August 28, 2016 at 8:17 am
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    Thanks for the tips you have contributed here.

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  • September 23, 2016 at 8:11 am
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    Where'd you buy the black button up?

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  • September 25, 2016 at 4:42 pm
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    is there any way I can contact one of your certified engineers like this man? I need to ask a couple basic questions about his/her job for my high school engineering magnet project… if I can contact you guys that'd be fantastic!! please email me if you can @Brian Bowen

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  • September 26, 2016 at 6:38 pm
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    12 things every engineering student goes throughhttps://www.theodysseyonline.com/12-things-that-every-engineering-major-goes-through?ref=fb

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  • October 15, 2016 at 6:39 am
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    I was Jamming to the song the in the background

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  • October 20, 2016 at 6:50 am
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    this man is soo cool

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  • October 29, 2016 at 2:42 am
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    haw can i run windows on mac computers?

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  • November 5, 2016 at 6:24 am
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    So you're the own behind those shitty headphones

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  • November 7, 2016 at 1:38 am
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    I want to be a mechanical engineer. I love building things. :3

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  • November 8, 2016 at 11:40 pm
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    I want to be a mechanical engineer when I grow up cause I like building things like I made a robot before……. How do you draw the portfolio for mechanical engineering

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  • November 9, 2016 at 5:21 am
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    You should do a motivational video for engineers.

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  • November 15, 2016 at 3:46 pm
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    I thought mechanical engineers didn't do hands-on. This is the job I want what is the title for this job called it's so cool, I'm in college right now and about to go into the college of engineering and I've heard engineering jobs have been boring with a bunch of paper work and not alot of work like this.

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  • November 15, 2016 at 3:46 pm
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    which app does he use?

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  • December 10, 2016 at 10:13 am
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    This video is slightly misleading because it gives the impression that a Mechanical Engineer does a lot of hands-on work all day. Some companies do allow you to be hands-on often, but don't be surprised if you're spending hours sitting at your desk!
    If you want to be hands-on, work for a smaller company, or work as a manufacturing engineer.

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  • December 19, 2016 at 5:14 pm
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    Im 28 years old right now and am still working a minimum wage job is it a little too late for me to try to get into an engineering field.

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  • December 25, 2016 at 5:17 am
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    Cool Job..

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  • January 4, 2017 at 6:19 pm
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    Mechanical Engineer !!!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHH HAAAAAAAAA !

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  • January 11, 2017 at 3:28 am
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    Do middle age people have a chance in this?

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  • January 31, 2017 at 4:27 pm
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    cool video bro!!!!!!!

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  • February 6, 2017 at 10:19 pm
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    I'm going to study to be a mechanical engineer, although I'm 11. I wanted to become one since I was about 6 or 7. I watch alot of these videos to see what's its like, I gave this a thumbs up, thanks!

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  • February 6, 2017 at 10:19 pm
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    I'm going to study to be a mechanical engineer, although I'm 11. I wanted to become one since I was about 6 or 7. I watch alot of these videos to see what's its like, I gave this a thumbs up, thanks!

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  • February 23, 2017 at 10:08 am
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    Thank you for this video. Test test test plenty of prototypes and failures 🙂 That's the path for innovation!!

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  • February 27, 2017 at 3:03 am
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    I used to work on yachts, and the engineers would recirculate designs from yacht to yacht. Two boats in a row I had to explain to the Mechanical Systems Engineer that I could not insert a male pipe fitting into a male pipe fitting. They kept shipping me boxes of male fittings to plug into eachother because the engineer was sloppy and lazy.

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  • March 7, 2017 at 4:15 am
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    Great Video!!!!

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  • March 9, 2017 at 5:01 am
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    love your work

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  • March 11, 2017 at 12:49 am
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    I want to be a mechanical engineer when I grow up I already like making, breaking, & reassembling things already. I am 15 years old,& I just wanted to see if you guys have any tips

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  • March 11, 2017 at 9:52 pm
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    I think I like my job as an over the road truck driver. I deliver products made my engineers to stores so that people can actually buy these products.

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  • March 12, 2017 at 9:41 am
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    NOT ! at all the life im having as a mechanical engineer !

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  • March 17, 2017 at 10:32 am
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    if you guys still in high school and like to work with your hands. go to trades school, forget universities, you'll have a better chance at getting a job after trade school, i promise👌
    and remember college is not the only way to success

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  • March 22, 2017 at 11:58 am
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    NOTICE THAT HE IS USING A MACBOOK BUT RUNNING WINDOWS. there's a reason for that

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  • March 30, 2017 at 7:27 pm
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    A key piece of the day in an engineers life is consistent and constant personal professional development. This includes helping peers develop and generally further the discipline of engineering.
    I wrote a piece on chertership, the professional badge of chartered and professional engineers, let me know what you think http://ronnie-writes.blogspot.co.uk/2017/03/apply-for-chartered-engineer.html

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  • April 7, 2017 at 7:18 am
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    ConnectED can mechanical engineer make Drones?

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  • April 7, 2017 at 3:15 pm
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    Motivational video for engineers, please!

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  • May 9, 2017 at 9:44 pm
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    what type of mechanical engineering is this?

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  • May 20, 2017 at 7:32 am
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    do you really need a bachelor's degree to do this job? would an AA in engineering be enough?

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  • June 28, 2017 at 6:34 am
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    so much inspiring !! I would love to knock your door!! 3d modelling and design that's what I am good at right now.

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  • July 22, 2017 at 2:54 pm
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    i have completed diploma engineering from mechanical technology ..i have gained GPA 3.73 Out of 4.00. now how can i go abroad for higher education or job as maintenance sector …if anybody know please suggestion me

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  • July 29, 2017 at 3:39 am
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    You know how there used to be a grandma that went: "Where's the beef?". First thing that thought was like "Oh here's the beef…..of engineering."

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  • August 7, 2017 at 3:09 am
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    i hear that many mechanical engineering jobs aren't like this and that they're a bunch of cubicle paper work. what is this specifically this is the type of hands on engineering job i need

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  • August 18, 2017 at 6:40 pm
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    Now can we see the other 99% of mechanical engineers who are either working in filthy factories or unemployed?

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  • August 23, 2017 at 2:40 am
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    I'm in intro to engineering and this seems pretty cool

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