Wednesday, January 28, 2009

A New Addition to our Engineers-We-Love List

Diane here, and I just want to say that at J.W. Winco we love engineers. And not just because design engineers keep us in business! We just dig you guys and gals because you're smart, interesting, and quite often, funny. (I should mention "The Big Bang Theory" is my favorite sit com. How can you go wrong with a show that stars four engineers?)

Well, today we want to tell you about a real-life engineer that brightened our day and is sure to do the same for you. We discovered him via a report in a recent issue of Product Design and Development magazine's e-newsletter "Design Daily." Todd is an engineer at National Instruments who keeps a blog called "An Engineering Mind." If you're having a frustrating day, take a couple minutes to watch this sample video from Todd, in which he gives you some helpful economic advice:

Todd, we'd like to assist you in supplying some parts for your Copper Penny Sorting Machine! Perhaps a side-thrust pin? We have these that would go nicely with the theme, as they are available in...wait for it...well, copper of course.

And readers, if you'd like to post about someone we should add to our Engineers-We-Love List, please do!


  1. Thanks for the shout-out! I'm always happy to meet like-minded engineers with good taste in funny videos. Let me know if you ever have any topics you think I should pontificate on.

  2. Hi Todd! Wow, we have a celebrity visitor to the J.W. Winco blog, that's awesome. Well, naturally we feel the most important topic there is in all of engineering is "the value of standard parts." So as soon as you've received those hundreds of requests from engineers struggling with the hassles of custom components, we hope you'll pontificate on that. And it's inherently hilarious, too, I'm sure! :-)