Archive for the 'industrial technology' Category

Tool School: The Missing Manual for your Tools

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

toolBy Monte Burch

For many woodworkers, buying new tools can mean a lot of guesswork and experimentation. Tool School eliminates the trepidation, saves time, and allows woodworkers to start using their tools correctly and safely. It covers everything from what to look for when purchasing tools to correct usage for safety and accuracy. Both portable and stationary woodworking tools are covered through extensive photography and illustrations. These days most tools come with what amounts to a pamphlet of safety advice that contains little information about how things work—this book is the missing instruction manual. Call Number TT186 .B825 2008

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AutoCAD 2008 for Dummies

Friday, October 3, 2008

by DavByrnesid

Call # T385 .B97 2007


• A gentle, humorous introduction to this fearsomely complex software that helps new users start creating 2D and 3D technical drawings right away

• Covers the new features and enhancements in the latest AutoCAD version and provides coverage of AutoCAD LT, AutoCAD’s lower-cost sibling

• Topics covered include creating a basic layout, using AutoCAD DesignCenter, drawing and editing, working with dimensions, plotting, using blocks, adding text to drawings, and drawing on the Internet

• AutoCAD is the leading CAD software for architects, engineers, and draftspeople who need to create detailed 2D and 3D technical drawings; there are more than 5 million registered AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT users

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Pipefitters Handbook

Friday, October 3, 2008

by Forrest R. Lindsey, Forrest R. Lindsey

Call # TH6711 .L5 1967


Compact and pocket-sized, this handy reference contains thousands of facts and figures relevant to pipefitters, steamfitters-anyone concerned with layout and installation of pipe.

* Provides answers to all sorts of problems indigenous to power and industrial pipebending, and the fabrication of welding fittings in both shop and field.
* Logically categorizes all material according to job description, supporting each working table with a clear example of how to use it.
* Includes a special reference section that gives instant data on the 24 most useful on-the-job subjects, such as spark tests for metals, sheet metal weights, valve types, weights and measures, and many more.
* Discusses all types of bends; elbows, tees, and crosses; plastic pipe; soldering and brazing; travel and run; fitting dimensions; threading pipe; relative physical properties; and more.

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Audel Managing Maintenance Planning and Scheduling

Friday, July 25, 2008

by Michael V. Brown

Call Number: TS192 .B75 2004

Brown (a principal of New Standard Institute, Inc.) offers a primer on the management of industrial maintenance planning and scheduling. Chapters discuss defining the level of maintenance; job estimation methods; planning and estimating electrical work; understanding preventive and predictive maintenance; scheduling methods; planning for shutdowns, turnarounds, and outages; gathering data for maintenance performance indices; using indices to measure performance; and using multiskill training. (Description by

Guide to the HVAC/R Certification and Competency Tests

Friday, July 25, 2008

By Robert Featherstone and Jesse R. Riojas

Call Number: TH7015 .F43 2005

Guide to the HVAC/R Certification and Competency Tests, Second Edition, will help students and professionals prepare for any of the commonly offered exams in the industry. Containing both a review of essential concepts and procedures, along with practice questions with answers, this guide is a valuable resource in the preparation for exams offered by ARI, EPA, ACCA, RSES, and the ESCO Institute.

This new edition offers hundreds of new practice questions and reviews in the areas of hydronic heating and commercial refrigeration. Sections on system components and tools, electrical theory and application, air flow components and duct fabrication, indoor air quality, and service and troubleshooting have been updated.

American National Standard for Industrial Robots and Robots Systems: Safety Requirements

Friday, July 25, 2008

By Robotics Industries Association

Call Number: TS191.8 .A43 1999

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Audel Welding Pocket Reference

Thursday, July 24, 2008

by James E. Brumbaugh

Call Number: TS227 .B848 2007

Featuring updated charts dealing with the most common situations welding workers face on the job , this comprehensive, pocket-sized reference is based on recommendations from working professionals and covers welding symbols and definitions, types of joints and welds, typical welding station configurations, oxygen cylinders, arc-welding charts, U.S metric measures, and more. (Description by

Scientific American Cutting-Edge Science: 21st-Century Robotics

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Manufactured by Rosen Publishing Group

Call Number: TJ211.15 .A14 2007

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The Unofficial LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT Inventor’s Guide

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

by David J. Perdue

Call Number: TJ211 .P435 2008

The LEGO® MINDSTORMS® NXT set includes a variety of powerful electronic parts (motors, sensors, and the programmable NXT microcomputer) and lots of building elements. With these parts you can create thousands of unique, intelligent robots. The Unofficial LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT Inventor’s Guide helps you to harness the capabilities of the NXT set and effectively plan, build, and program your own NXT robots.

The first part of the book contains a brief introduction to the NXT set. You’ll then examine the pieces in the NXT set and the roles they play in construction. Next, you’ll learn practical building techniques, like how to build sturdy structures and work with gears. Then it’s time to learn how to program with the official NXT-G programming language (and learn a bit about several unofficial programming languages). You’ll also learn what author David J. Perdue calls the MINDSTORMS method: a strategy for creating your own robots. Finally, you’ll follow step-by-step instructions for building, programming, and testing six sample robots (all of which can be built using only the parts found in one NXT set). These six robots include:

  • Zippy-Bot, a two-wheeled vehicle with a ball caster
  • Bumper-Bot, a version of Zippy-Bot that explores your room and avoids objects
  • Claw-Bot, a version of Zippy-Bot that searches for objects and pushes them away with its claw
  • Tag-Bot, a four-wheeled steering vehicle that dashes around while you try to “tag” it with a flashlight
  • Guard-Bot, a six-legged walking robot that launches a ball at intruders
  • Golf-Bot, a stationary robot that finds a target and then hits a ball into the target

You’ll also find an NXT-G Quick Reference, which provides information on the 30 types of standard programming blocks, and the LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT Piece Library, which features detailed information and images of the more than 80 types of LEGO pieces in the NXT set.

So go ahead. Grab your NXT set, fire up your creative mind, and see what you can invent with The Unofficial LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT Inventor’s Guide. (Description by

The Lego Mindstorms NXT Idea Book: Design, Invent, and Build

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

by Martin Boogaarts, Jim Kelly, et al.

Call Number: TJ211 .L4525 2007

If you’re serious about having fun with LEGO robotics, you’ve come to the right place. The team behind The NXT STEP blog – the authoritative online source for MINDSTORMS NXT information and advice – has packaged its considerable skills and experience in this book. Inside, you’ll find some of the team’s best ideas for creating cool and sophisticated models, including instructions for eight robots you can build yourself.

Follow along with the MINDSTORMS NXT experts as they explain the fundamentals of programming and design, accompanied by CAD-style drawings and an abundance of screenshots that make it easy for you to master the MINDSTORMS NXT system. You’ll get an overview of the NXT parts (beams, sensors, axles, gears, and so on) and clear instructions for combining them to build and program working robots.

The LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT Idea Book delves into the complexities of the NXT programming language (NXT-G) and offers tips for designing and programming robots, using Bluetooth, creating an NXT remote control, troubleshooting, and much more.

Here are just a few of the robots you’ll learn to build in The LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT Idea Book:

  • RaSPy, a robot that plays Rock, Scissors, Paper
  • 3D PhotoBot, a robot that will help you take photographs that can be converted into 3D images
  • Slot Machine, complete with flashing lights and a lever
  • ScanBot, a robot that scans black-and-white pictures and displays the images on the NXT’s LCD
  • Beach Buggy Chair, a roving, rambling robot
  • CraneBot, a crane-like grabbing robotLEGO fans of all ages will find this book to be an ideal jumping off point for doing more with MINDSTORMS NXT. The only ingredient you need to add is your imagination! (Description by