This is the first in a new series of posts to share things I come across that are, in the vernacular of my Boston youth, “wicked cool“.
Ever wonder how complex things like skyscrapers, airliners, or cruise ships are engineered and built? There are lots of great resources available to learn. For example, lots of folks have created virtual tours of the “unsinkable” RMS Titanic. I came across one by Jared Owens on my Feedly stream this week. It was visually interesting and really caught my attention. I threw it up on the TV and called Teresa over to watch with me.
Owens does lots of interesting videos featuring well-done 3D model that explain how things work from Big Ben to the Mars Rover. This one about the RMS Titanic lets you explore the layout of the ship from the outside in. It also shows you how the propulsion system was engineered. It was much more complex than I anticipated.
The video takes just over 22 minutes. It really goes into detail. Did you know that the RMS Titanic has 3 propellers. The middle one had a different drive system than the outer two. Did you know the fourth smokestack didn’t actually function. It was added to keep the look of the ship “balanced”. Those are just some of the things you will learn about. The video definitely left me saying “wicked cool”.