• Device to use on flight simulator?

    Hello, I am building a flight simulator with hydraulics and everything with x-plane 11. I want the control panel to be external, with switches, knobs, and everything else to create a basic Cessna cockpit replication. I am stuck when it comes to the altitude and airspeed indicators. I was thinking about using small stepper motors and converting the... show more
    Hello, I am building a flight simulator with hydraulics and everything with x-plane 11. I want the control panel to be external, with switches, knobs, and everything else to create a basic Cessna cockpit replication. I am stuck when it comes to the altitude and airspeed indicators. I was thinking about using small stepper motors and converting the realtime knots/feet to certain degrees with the steppers, but I have little experience with the motors. What would you recommend to create the indicators? Thanks!
    3 answers · Engineering · 5 months ago
  • Desktop PC in a freshman dorm room?

    Hello, this fall I will be beginning my college education. I know that dorm rooms are small (especially freshman rooms), so I was curious on whether or not it would be a good idea to bring my 1 year old desktop to college. It is not super large like many gaming computers, but still medium sized. I was thinking I could use the desktop for bulkier... show more
    Hello, this fall I will be beginning my college education. I know that dorm rooms are small (especially freshman rooms), so I was curious on whether or not it would be a good idea to bring my 1 year old desktop to college. It is not super large like many gaming computers, but still medium sized. I was thinking I could use the desktop for bulkier projects and programs, while I could purchase a cheaper Chromebook to take around to classes and what not. Would it be a good idea to bring it to my dorm room, or should I look into spending money on a dedicated laptop? Thanks!
    5 answers · Higher Education (University +) · 6 months ago
  • Major in mechanical engineering minor in spanish?

    Hello, I will be going to college next year for mechanical engineering. I have put thought into what I could acquire a minor in, and I was curious about how effective a minor in spanish would be. I am already semi-fluent through the 4 classes I have taken through high school, and I hope to be fully proficient soon. Would this minor be a good idea?... show more
    Hello, I will be going to college next year for mechanical engineering. I have put thought into what I could acquire a minor in, and I was curious about how effective a minor in spanish would be. I am already semi-fluent through the 4 classes I have taken through high school, and I hope to be fully proficient soon. Would this minor be a good idea? Thanks!
    5 answers · Engineering · 7 months ago
  • Are strong acid/bases composed of strong or weak anions/cations?

    For example, within the 7 strong acids and 8 strong bases, does sodium demonstrate high or low acidic properties? Thanks
    For example, within the 7 strong acids and 8 strong bases, does sodium demonstrate high or low acidic properties? Thanks
    1 answer · Chemistry · 7 months ago
  • Is it normal to remember my dreams every night?

    Hello, lately I have been remembering my dreams on a highly vivid level most nights (if not every night). Typically I have only been able to recall a few every week, but that has been different for whatever reason over the past month or so. Is it normal to remember my dreams every night? Thanks!
    Hello, lately I have been remembering my dreams on a highly vivid level most nights (if not every night). Typically I have only been able to recall a few every week, but that has been different for whatever reason over the past month or so. Is it normal to remember my dreams every night? Thanks!
    2 answers · Dream Interpretation · 7 months ago
  • Water boiling in a vacuum?

    I know that water will boil away in a vacuum in space. Although the temperature around the water in space is nearly 0K, would the temperature of the water vapor be significantly greater due just to the fact that it is boiling, or would it remain at the ambient temperature? Thanks!
    I know that water will boil away in a vacuum in space. Although the temperature around the water in space is nearly 0K, would the temperature of the water vapor be significantly greater due just to the fact that it is boiling, or would it remain at the ambient temperature? Thanks!
    4 answers · Chemistry · 8 months ago
  • Is this enough to camp in 30 degree weather?

    I have a sleeping bag rated for 45 degrees. If I added 1-2 wool blankets inside, would that be enough to stay warm overnight? Thanks!
    I have a sleeping bag rated for 45 degrees. If I added 1-2 wool blankets inside, would that be enough to stay warm overnight? Thanks!
    9 answers · Camping · 8 months ago
  • Safe power consumption for one room?

    Hello, I have one room with multiple devices, and multiple power strips plugged into different outlets throughout the room. The composition goes like this: First power strip: 3d printer Second power strip: Desktop computer (450w psu) Monitor Third power strip: Playstation 4 Flatscreen TV Fourth power strip: Phone chargers Is it safe to have... show more
    Hello, I have one room with multiple devices, and multiple power strips plugged into different outlets throughout the room. The composition goes like this: First power strip: 3d printer Second power strip: Desktop computer (450w psu) Monitor Third power strip: Playstation 4 Flatscreen TV Fourth power strip: Phone chargers Is it safe to have everything turned on at once? I most likely won't have everything on at one time, but just in case. Thanks!
    4 answers · Other - Electronics · 8 months ago
  • Milk in 50 degrees?

    Hello, last night I purchased a half gallon of milk, and left it in my car for about 3 hours before refrigerating it. Is it still safe to consume? Thanks!
    Hello, last night I purchased a half gallon of milk, and left it in my car for about 3 hours before refrigerating it. Is it still safe to consume? Thanks!
    3 answers · Other - Food & Drink · 9 months ago
  • Interested in reading all of a sudden?

    Hello, I am a senior male in high school who has never had a thing for english classes and reading. English has consistently been one of my lower subjects, and I always abhorred the reading assignments and books. They would always bore me, and in turn, I felt slow and I never was able to follow the plot of the stories. I finished my last class of... show more
    Hello, I am a senior male in high school who has never had a thing for english classes and reading. English has consistently been one of my lower subjects, and I always abhorred the reading assignments and books. They would always bore me, and in turn, I felt slow and I never was able to follow the plot of the stories. I finished my last class of english last year. Over thanksgiving break, I was relieved of homework for a week, and I picked up reading books about life in general. All of a sudden, I am reading much faster and retaining all of what I read. I have no explanation for this, and I was wondering if anybody else has observed this pattern. Thanks!
    10 answers · Books & Authors · 9 months ago
  • Is an atom a molecule?

    I know that a molecule is a cluster of atoms, but can a singular atom be classified as a molecule similar to how a square is considered a rectangle? Thanks!
    I know that a molecule is a cluster of atoms, but can a singular atom be classified as a molecule similar to how a square is considered a rectangle? Thanks!
    3 answers · Chemistry · 9 months ago
  • Did my parents ruin my diet?

    Hello, I am a 17 year old male in my senior year of high school. Every since I can remember, I've had a rather weak appetite. Consequentially, I have always been at an unhealthily low weight. My friends are mostly all larger than me, and have succeeded more in sports that we have partaken in. My family is well off financially wise, however I... show more
    Hello, I am a 17 year old male in my senior year of high school. Every since I can remember, I've had a rather weak appetite. Consequentially, I have always been at an unhealthily low weight. My friends are mostly all larger than me, and have succeeded more in sports that we have partaken in. My family is well off financially wise, however I usually have had a selection of foods to eat from that are not of the same standard. In recent years as I have matured, I have increasingly questioned my parents and gotten frustrated with them as to why our pantry is insufficient, or the such, and in return they have gotten angered at me and have told me to stop being lazy and go to the store (even though I have no idea what to buy!). I have seen this trouble as the only major issue that has been burdening myself. The range of foods that I enjoy (excluding cheese, white milk, fancier dishes) has been critically limited, and I am still picky with the foods that I do eat. As a result, I have been becoming increasingly irritated each day due to what I perceive to be their passive aggressive apathy towards my well being, and I am ascertained that whenever I do confront them, they will make some baseless compromise that returns to this cycle of not meeting a sufficient daily intake of calories. What I now fear is my upcoming years as I branch away from them, and what my life will be like in a world with no consistency in meals. Is it right to be so vented at this point at my parents? Thanks!
    6 answers · Diet & Fitness · 9 months ago
  • Which is grammatically correct?

    (Something) held myself back or (Something) held me back? Thanks!
    (Something) held myself back or (Something) held me back? Thanks!
    10 answers · Words & Wordplay · 10 months ago
  • How to maintain optimism while running?

    Hello, I run on my high school's cross country team, and this is my third year running. A few days ago, we had our first 5k of the season. Leading up to the race, I was pumped up and I knew that I felt ready. However, as soon as we started the first 100m dash after the gun, I started to become overwhelmed almost with negative thoughts and... show more
    Hello, I run on my high school's cross country team, and this is my third year running. A few days ago, we had our first 5k of the season. Leading up to the race, I was pumped up and I knew that I felt ready. However, as soon as we started the first 100m dash after the gun, I started to become overwhelmed almost with negative thoughts and feelings, and I felt much weaker for some reason all of a sudden. Throughout the race, I still held a fast pace and actually finished much better than I ever have in previous first races, but I was still doubting myself and pondering stopping or even acting injured for whatever sadistic reason. What are good ways to boost my confidence and keep a positive mindset throughout a 5k? Thanks!
    1 answer · Running · 12 months ago
  • Was I treated incorrectly as a first grader?

    Hello, I am an upcoming senior in high school. 10 years ago, in first grade, I remember a specific moment from class when we were doing a writing exercise. I had been interested in learning cursive for a while at the time since I saw my parents write in it, which amazed myself. At the time, cursive was taught in third grade, not first, and we were... show more
    Hello, I am an upcoming senior in high school. 10 years ago, in first grade, I remember a specific moment from class when we were doing a writing exercise. I had been interested in learning cursive for a while at the time since I saw my parents write in it, which amazed myself. At the time, cursive was taught in third grade, not first, and we were still learning normal handwriting. On the paper that we were handed with the template, instead of writing in normal letters, I wrote in normal letters and connected them all with a line, as that was how my 6 year old brain perceived cursive to be. When my teacher saw my work, she immediately got upset at me, and said that I acted incorrectly by trying to replicate what the students 2 grades above myself were learning. I was embarrassed, and for a while I assume I was petrified to try anything new. To this day, I am still shy and reluctant to branch out away from where I feel safe, and I have a feeling as though receiving this scolding as an adolescent hindered my social development to a slight extent. Do you believe that an event like this can affect the way that a child matures if not treated?
    3 answers · Psychology · 1 year ago
  • How does inflation work?

    I have been wondering for quite a while about how inflation works, and I feel as though I am starting to get a grasp on it. Say for example, I retire at 55 years old with $100k in 2017, and I do not earn any more money from a salary (which I presume increases with inflation), would it be harder to purchase the same things that exist in 2017 in 2037... show more
    I have been wondering for quite a while about how inflation works, and I feel as though I am starting to get a grasp on it. Say for example, I retire at 55 years old with $100k in 2017, and I do not earn any more money from a salary (which I presume increases with inflation), would it be harder to purchase the same things that exist in 2017 in 2037 perhaps? Thanks!
    2 answers · Economics · 1 year ago
  • Ways to connect steel/aluminum?

    Hello, I am apart of the engineering club in my high school, and our project that we are planning for next year is a go kart, made from scratch. Our members have worked with wood, plastics, and many other materials, excluding metals such as steel and aluminum, which we are planning to use for the chassis of the go kart. Through my recent research,... show more
    Hello, I am apart of the engineering club in my high school, and our project that we are planning for next year is a go kart, made from scratch. Our members have worked with wood, plastics, and many other materials, excluding metals such as steel and aluminum, which we are planning to use for the chassis of the go kart. Through my recent research, one obvious way to form an L connection between two steel/aluminum bodies is welding, however, welding is a skill that none of us possess. I have thought of other ways such as using an elbow bracket along with either nuts and bolts, or blind rivets. My main concern is that this method may not be as sturdy as welding or strong enough to hold approximately 200-250 total lbs. Would it be okay if we were to stick with one of these two? If so, which would work better? Thanks! P.S. Specifics of the chassis: ≈36' x ≈72" Steel/Aluminum Square Tubing = 1" x 1", ≈ .0625" in thickness
    1 answer · Engineering · 2 years ago
  • Right of way on a two way stop?

    Hello, I live in a neighborhood under South Carolina jurisdiction, and I often experience issues with turning right out of my neighborhood. The road that I turn on is a two way stop, so there is a road opposite of mine with a stop sign. Sometimes, when turning right, there will be an opposite car turning left. Every once in a while, they will go as... show more
    Hello, I live in a neighborhood under South Carolina jurisdiction, and I often experience issues with turning right out of my neighborhood. The road that I turn on is a two way stop, so there is a road opposite of mine with a stop sign. Sometimes, when turning right, there will be an opposite car turning left. Every once in a while, they will go as I also start to go, causing me to have to slam on the brakes. Do I have the right of way since I am turning right, or am I missing something? Thanks!
    7 answers · Safety · 2 years ago
  • Should I join cross country?

    Hello, I am a sophomore in high school. This year, I will be doing track and field (shorter events) for the first time in my life. My friend who is participating in both XC and track and field is strongly recommending that I join cross country for practices, since it will give me more experience for track. The problem is I have just recently started... show more
    Hello, I am a sophomore in high school. This year, I will be doing track and field (shorter events) for the first time in my life. My friend who is participating in both XC and track and field is strongly recommending that I join cross country for practices, since it will give me more experience for track. The problem is I have just recently started running for track, and there are practices tomorrow and thursday, so I am not in form that I wish to be. Yesterday, I ran an 8:45 mile on my 2-3 mile run throughout my hilly neighborhood, which is an increase from previous runs, but I am not sure how that would translate to practicing, and events eventually. I am afraid that my performance would hold back the team, fill my coaches with anguish, and temporarily embarrass myself. Would joining XC all of a sudden be a beneficial decision? Thanks!
    3 answers · Running · 3 years ago
  • How do you view my opinion on US education?

    Hello, I am going to be a sophomore this year, and I believe that the education system needs to change. The most visual problems that I have encountered include 1.) Homework: Students receive too much homework. It is unnecessary, and disrupts time for students to unwind and practice a healthy, well balanced lifestyle. My resolution is to limit the... show more
    Hello, I am going to be a sophomore this year, and I believe that the education system needs to change. The most visual problems that I have encountered include 1.) Homework: Students receive too much homework. It is unnecessary, and disrupts time for students to unwind and practice a healthy, well balanced lifestyle. My resolution is to limit the time of homework a student can receive from all classes in one day (30 mins max), so it is just a review to keep the lessons sharp. 2.) Subjects taught: This freshman year, what I was taught was not aligned with other classes. For example, I learned about carbs, fats, and proteins in FOUR different classes and was "over-educated", while some very difficult subjects (ex: trigonometry) were only surfaced in a short amount of time, causing me to not perform as well. 3.) Teacher grading: An idea I have seen a ton of times is students honestly grading their teachers. Many teachers don't seem to put in full effort to their teaching, causing students to stray from the class. If teachers get consistent positive, or consistent negative grades from students of the classes, beneficial actions could be carried out. Do you agree with these opinions, and/or do you have others to build on that could help the system? I plan on talking to my principal with my ideas, and possibly teachers too. Thanks!
    4 answers · Teaching · 3 years ago