What’s New? : Engineers Like Dirt

What's New? covering what's new in tech, this week we take a look at The Art of Engineering - a lecture by James Dyson, inventor of the Dual Cyclone vacuum cleaner who talks about the design process.

In the late 1970s, Dyson noticed a cyclone tower for removing particles at a saw mill and was inspired to mock up a vacuum cleaner based on the same principles. It took 5, 127 prototypes and almost five years to build. "The 5, 126th failure taught me so much. Making mistakes is the most important thing you can do," says Dyson. "You don't get things by sitting at a drawing board or lying in a bath."

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Posted: July 8th, 2010
at 2:19pm by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: gear,design,science,development,what's new?

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