Monthly Archives: April 2011

Andie Graph

Here’s a great TI emulator for your Android device.  You will have to download your own ROM, but it works great. Andie GraphGet a TI-82, TI-83, TI-85, AND TI-86 emulator for your phone!ROM NOT INCLUDED. Due to a request from … Continue reading

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Microsoft Mathematics 4.0

Microsoft Mathematics 4.0 is a free mathematics program from Microsoft (if you couldn’t already tell that from the name) for Windows.  It is definitely a better upgrade to the standard windows calculator, and keeps a notebook of calculations/graphs.  It is more geared … Continue reading

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HP-48 Emulator for Android

For those of you who just loved your RPN HP48 graphing calculator and have an android phone, this app is for you.  Just looking at the screen brings back memories.  The developers have faithfully recreated the original calculator’s look and feel.  If … Continue reading

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RealCalc Scientific Calculator

RealCalc Scientific Calculator for Android is made by Quartic Software.  This is a great standard scientific calculator which only shows one entry at a time.  There is also a setting for RPN functionality.  This is a great substitute if you want to leave … Continue reading

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GraphCalc The Ultimate Windows 2D/3D Graphing Calculator Software

This week, The Engineering Zone will feature calculator applications. One of my Favorite PC calculators is GraphCalc (also available for Linux).  It is fast, easy, and you can use your number pad for input.  Even though it was last updated … Continue reading

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Wolfram|Alpha – Intro

Wolfram|Alpha is becoming a more valuable tool for engineers practically every day.  If you haven’t used it before, you should definitely check it out.  Their goals are summarized on their info page: Goals Wolfram|Alpha’s long-term goal is to make all systematic knowledge … Continue reading

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IBC 2012

The 2012 International Building Code is scheduled for release in May.  You can preorder it on, or from the ICC site by sending them your email address.

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First Public Review of the 2011 AISC Nuclear Specification

from American Institute of Steel Construction: The AISC 2011 Specification for Safety-Related Steel Structures for Nuclear Facilities AISC N690 is now available for public review. The entire draft specification is available for your review by downloading the attached document. This … Continue reading

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Custom Graph Paper

Most of us professionals have pre-printed graph paper with the company logo and other things.  Students usually have to buy their graph paper in bulk from their bookstore,, or somewhere else (probably online).  When I was in school, we … Continue reading

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Blender 3D 2.57 Relased

Blender 2.57 has been released!  This is one of my favorite free open source 3d programs.  It is very robust, and is great for visualizations and concept art.  This is the first stable release of the 2.5 series.  The 2.5 … Continue reading

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