Year: 2018

What is a Moveable Bridge?!?

I figure it’s about time I talk about one of the key tasks for me this semester, the 236 Moveable Bridge project. While you may suspect this is simply a version of the first-year truss project we all know and love, the 236 bridge project is far, far better. This is a 12-week long 45%…Continue Reading What is a Moveable Bridge?!?

First Term Over

It’s finally the break, and I couldn’t be happier to be home. As someone who lives far from Auckland, travelling home is a long and tedious process but nothing beats getting out of the big city and back to small-town New Zealand. However, you guys are here to get to know what mechanical engineering is…Continue Reading First Term Over


So, you’ve made it into Engineering! Congratulations. I’m sure you’re enjoying it immensely; what with the neverending assignments, deadlines, tests, and whatnot. The one thing you have to look forward to is the summer holidays, right? Surely it’ll be like high school again, hanging out with your mates and doing literally nothing for weeks. Nope….Continue Reading Internships

Here to Play Russian Roulette?

Engineering Science so far has been like riding a roller-coaster with no seatbelt, blind. Confused? Let’s review and use a scene from “The Office” as an analogy to further explore the idea. Here, Andy’s boss, Deangelo (me) is attempting to sell Andy (EngSci) as a paper salesman to a client, Boris (you, in this case,…Continue Reading Here to Play Russian Roulette?

I Wanna Be A Doctor

I cannot believe it’s already almost the mid-semester break. This brings about tests and stress (and also the Engineering Revue which you should all be going to watch). This semester has hit me a lot harder than the first one – the three Mech related courses are tough. All three are very content and concept…Continue Reading I Wanna Be A Doctor

Semester 1 Summary

Hi again everyone! How is it week 4 of sem 2 already? Kind of crazy how each week seems to fly by quicker than the last. I’ll definitely take it though if it means we are getting closer to a summer break. This new semester has already been quite the experience, with new classes and…Continue Reading Semester 1 Summary

Mainly 209

Three weeks have gone past so far into semester 2 and, as usual, the workload has already started to pile up. However, the cool thing about this workload in particular is that it’s all project work. We only have 1 exam to ‘look forward to’ this semester. But of course that just means that these…Continue Reading Mainly 209