Zengineering: A Philosophy of Science, Technology, Art & Engineering
About This Show
Zengineering Podcast is for everyone who loves Science & Technology and also cares deeply about the beauty of Life's Big Questions. We (Adam & Brian) are obsessed with the spot where modern Science, Technology & Engineering meet Philosophy, Art & Spirituality. As proud wearers of lifetime nerd badges, we have found this to be the place where the most interesting questions are both formulated and discussed.
Through Zengineering Podcast we discuss lots of tech, dive deeply into science and engineering, and go on lots of random tangents in a pursuit of how to build mental models of the world that inform and guide our actions in positive ways. We do our best to share this exploration.
Episodes are released every two weeks, with the occasional bonus in between.
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Most Recent Episode
061 - On Drones - Part 2 - The Complexity of Not Bumping Into Things
What's up, Zengineers? Drones! Get it? Awkward... Anyway, This is our second episode in a multi part series on Drones. In this one, we get technical into how things work inside these crazy machines. Mostly we're talking quadcopters, but many similar technologies are in the military aircraft of nation states and even your pocket, too (inside your phone). We get into the form, fit, and function the major componets of RC Flight Control Systems like magenetometers for measuring direction within the Earth's magnetosphere, altimeters that calculate height above the earth using barametric pressure from the atmosphere, and acceleromters that mesure the force of gravity through via variable electrical currents through material deformation (allowing orientation in 3d space). GPS finally ties everything together to allow autonomous AIs to move freely around our planet, know exactly where they are in all three dimensions of physical space, while simultaneously knowing what direction they are looking as they observe their surroundings to get around. Absurd run on sentence. Reread with lots of emphasis! Although these technologies have spread around the globe because of cost decreases in manufacturing due to the unfathomable rise of smart phones, they aren't exactly new. Many of the same technologies that we're creating through microchips and material science, nature has been evolving through biology for eons. Isn't that always the way? Amazing! This has been a fun series so far. We're not sure where episode three is going to head yet, but we'd love to hear your thoughts. As always, let us know what you like, or dislike on our website - https://zengineeringpodcast.com, rate and review Zengineering on iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/zengineering-podcast/id1063587710?mt=2, and support Zengineering on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/zengineeringpod. Cheers, Adam & Brian PS: Listen to part one on drones, discussing what drones are, where they came from, and why they are here now: https://zengineeringpodcast.com/episode-059-on-drones-part-1-quadcopters-and-nasa-warp-drives-ed5bc8069062Read more »
Rated 5 out of
Quite Mind Bending
Great podcast with quite quirky and interesting hosts. Love the paths they take to find the purpose and meaning behind modern tech.
Date published: 2016-11-14