Tuesday, October 20, 2009


Hello there,
As you know, next week is the presentation week for your final project.
This is how you’ll be assessed:
Technical description report-10%
Oral presentation- 15%
Pamphlet- 10%
Booth- 5%

Here are the things you should prepare
1. Technical description
2. Pamphlet-(you must include pictures of the whole product and each part)
3. Model (if you can’t find/make any, the last resort will be pictures/poster, but I prefer a model)
4. Some decoration for your booth(at least table cloth)
5. Formal attire (guys, please wear ties)

*Power point slide is optional. If you want to have it, bring your own laptop and make sure it’s fully charged.

Make sure you have enough preparation and practice. Good Luck!


Sunday, October 18, 2009

A16 (Entry 5)

Below are some jokes about engineer taken from this website: http://www.gdargaud.net/Humor/Engineer.htmlYou Might Be An Engineer If.... These jokes tell us the characteristics of a real engineer. I don't know if they are true, so I want you tell me your opinion about them by answering these questions:

1. Do you agree that the real characteristics of an engineer are as stated in the jokes? State your reason.

2. Write about '5 GREAT THINGS YOU WANT TO DO WHEN YOU BECOME AN ENGINEER' and explain in detail.

You Might Be An Engineer If...

* —You have no life - and you can PROVE it mathematically.
* You enjoy pain.
* You know vector calculus but you can't remember how to do long division.
* You chuckle whenever anyone says "centrifugal force".
* You've actually used every single function on your graphing calculator.
* It is sunny and 70 degrees outside, and you are working on a computer.
* You frequently whistle the theme song to "MacGyver".
* You know how to integrate a chicken and can take the derivative of water.
* You think in "math".
* You've calculated that the World Series actually diverges.
* You hesitate to look at something because you don't want to break down its wave function.
* You have a pet named after a scientist.
* You laugh at jokes about mathematicians.
* The Humane society has you arrested because you actually performed the Schrodinger's Cat experiment.
* You can translate English into Binary.
* You can't remember what's behind the door in the engineering building which says "Exit".
* You have to bring a jacket with you, in the middle of summer, because there's a wind-chill factor in the lab.
* You are completely addicted to caffeine.
* You avoid doing anything because you don't want to contribute to the eventual heat-death of the universe.
* You consider ANY non-engineering course "easy".

"Engineers believe that if it ain't broke, it doesn't have enough features yet." — Scott Adams.

* When your professor asks you where your homework is, you claim to have accidentally determined its momentum so precisely, that according to Heisenberg it could be anywhere in the universe.
* The "fun" center of your brain has deteriorated from lack of use.
* You'll assume that a "horse" is a "sphere" in order to make the math easier.
* The blinking 12:00 on someone's VCR draws you in like a tractor beam to fix it.
* You bring a computer manual / technical journal as vacation reading.
* The salesperson at Circuit City can't answer any of your questions.
* You can't help eavesdropping in computer stores... and correcting the salesperson.
* You're in line for the guillotine... it stops working properly... and you offer to fix it.
* You go on the rides at Disneyland and sit backwards to see how they do the special effects.
* You have any "Dilbert" comics displayed in your work area.
* You have a habit of destroying things in order to see how they work.
* You have never backed up your hard drive.
* You haven't bought any new underwear or socks for yourself since you got married.
* You spent more on your calculator than on your wedding ring.
* You think that when people around you yawn, it's because they didn't get enough sleep.
* You would rather get more dots per inch than miles per gallon
* You've ever calculated how much you make per second.
* Your favorite James Bond character is "Q," the guy who makes the gadgets.
* You understood more than five of these jokes.
* You make a copy of this list, and post it on your door (or your home page !)

A16 (entry 4)

Go to this url http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2009/4/3/nation/20090403201619&sec=nation and read the article entitled "PM Najib's maiden speech: 'One Malaysia. People First. Performance Now.'". Then, write down your opinion about the matter discussed in the article. DON'T FORGET TO WRITE YOUR NAME AND MATRIC NO. AT THE TOP OF YOUR COMMENT.

A16 (Entry 3)

Go to this website http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=An0mFZ3enhM and watch an instructional video entitled 'HOW TO FOLD A T-SHIRT IN 2 SECONDS'. Listen carefully to the instruction given and write it down. Post it in the comment section below. DON'T FORGET TO WRITE YOUR NAME AND MATRIC NUMBER AT THE TOP OF YOUR COMMENT.

Sunday, October 11, 2009


By this Thursday, I want you to submit the OUTLINE of your final report. This is to prepare you for your final project. FOLLOW THE OUTLINE GIVEN BELOW ONLY.

THE NAME OF THE PRODUCT:______________________________

Main parts:

Connection/Minor parts:
(How is it connected to the product- which part? (in
front?rear?at the top?)
-what type of connection? (glued?bolt and nut? Fastened with a nail?)

Connection/Minor parts:
(How is it connected to the product- which part? (in
front?rear?at the top?)
-what type of connection? (glued?bolt and nut? Fastened with a nail?)

Connection/Minor parts:
(How is it connected to the product- which part? (in
front?rear?at the top?)
-what type of connection? (glued?bolt and nut? Fastened with a nail?)

How it functions from the moment you turn in on until you turn it off.

Monday, October 5, 2009

A16 (Entry 2)

Look at the picture of the mechanical pencil above and write a paragraph (minimum of 10 sentences) of a simple technical description of it. Describe its colour, estimated size, material and explain briefly on how it functions.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

A16 ( Entry 1)

Assalamualaikum and good day everyone...

You have attended my lecture and watched the videos on presentation skills. So, as your first task for blogging, you are going to write down the DOs & DON"Ts in presentation. Read the instruction below.

  1. Make sure you have a gmail account. If you don't, create one immediately.(Go to www.gmail.com)
  2. Next, click on the comment section below.
  3. Then, the comment box will appear.
  4. Write down your NAME and MATRIC NUMBER in the comment box.
  5. After that, you may proceed with your comment. (The DOs & DON"Ts in presentation)
  6. Publish your comment.
  7. Give yourself a pat on your back and be proud that you have succesfully done your work....:)