One of my favorite sections is the ‘wire rope’ cross-section illustrations. I’m an avid user of ‘aircraft cable’ for art installations and general use purposes. It’s incredibly strong, relatively thin and capable, and in a good way is hard to work with (in other words it forces you to work with it correctly – you have to learn to do the job properly!). That said I have noticed differences in the behavior between wire types, and that is all very likely due to their construction, illustrated in these cross-section drawings and interior layouts:
Browse the wire rope section at McMaster Carr here.
[h/t Jeff Thompson’s blog for reminding me a while back about this section of the McMaster Carr catalog – always a joy to look through!]
Eink, E-paper, Think Ink – Collin shares six segments pondering the unusual low-power display technology that somehow still seems a bit sci-fi – http://adafruit.com/thinkink
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