Engineering slogans

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Robotics And Creative Engineering


For 6 straight weeks i was anchored down trying to advance on the teachings of the area's of BRUTEFORCE with everybody in my group.  
             so we havn't mad the motto but these come to mind....

-It’s great, now DRILL A WHOLE IN IT!

                     and the occasional MATT FOLEY speach to keep everyone in line.

Red Green is the ultimate engineer. I always use the handyman’s secret weapon, duct tape, as my primary fastener, at least as a pre-fastener. And if it ain’t broke, you’re not tryin. Quando Omni Flaunkus Moratati.

You missed Red’s best saying:

“If the women don’t find you handsome, they ought to at least find you handy”

(I heard someone get high and mighty about watching only public television because it is culterally enriching. So I asked, “Oh, you mean like ‘Red Green’?”)

The glass being twice as large as it needs to be is a good one.

Our team was MARGE (Mukwango Area Robotics Generate Excitement)

Not really an engineering saying, but one that I saw on a site for home builders and remodelers, “That’s not a mistake, it’s ‘Rustic’.”

And, of course, “I cut it twice and it’s still too short.”

Actually I’ve seen a few different sayings over the years when it come to engineering.


A person really only needs 2 tools: Duct Tape and WD40…If it doesn’t move - spray it and if it moves - Tape it!

And the ever popular

"If it don’t fit - force it and if it breaks it needed to be replaced anyway!


That’s not a bug…it’s a feature!

I got one

      ** :cool:  "If it's broken solder it if its not broken solder it anyway"**

The kid that thought that up liked solder alot.!:smiley:

“The belt sander is your friend”

“Friends don’t let friends use setscrews”

On the subject of pnematics:

Team member 1 “I think we bet the piston in that last match and we’re leaking out of the compressor valve”
Team member 2 “Find me a hammer and a vice”

On the subject of intricate drive train parts:

Team member 1 “Whats the dimesion tolerence on this part?”
Team member 2 “oh, about 1/4 of an inch or so, just use your thumbnail instead of those pesky mics”

-Andy A.

Edit: spelling, grammer

Our physics teacher has this sign hanging in his room:

What’s black, sticky, and holds the universe together?
Duct Tape.

“sharp things hurt”

“pee before you drill”

“sleep before you saw”

“swear before you cry”

“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”
“That’s not a flaw - it’s a feature”

Oh and Jeremy - the saying in Basler’s room is “what’s dark on one side, light on the other and holds the universe together? Duct tape!” - I’m telling Basler you got it wrong! :smiley:

  • Katie

In 2000 we built the robot that lowered a scissorjack to raise itself up and then could strafe side to side on the ramp to block opponents. The scissorjack was lowered by a screw being driven by the van-door motor. The plastic nut provided by Small parts to fit the screw was no strong and one of the seniors descided to retract the jack to far and crushed the nut the first time we tested it. After he realized he crushed the nut he asked what the problem was because he had done us a favor. Lets just say he did us a lot of “favors” that year.

Measure it with a micrometer, mark it with chalk, and cut it with an axe.

This is not an exact science.

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If you’re going to do it, do it right.
Simple may win.
Ugly may win. (But not if it’s “uglier than Warren’s brother”.)
Don’t build to tolerance!

I’m not so sure about the half-full glass…I mean, you could argue that the top half of the glass is wasted material but you could also argue that the extra space provides you with a nice margin of error and safety factor (allows more water to be added, and makes it less likely to spill the water already present).

-Ian Mackenzie
Woburn Robotics

*Originally posted by Katie_93 *
**Oh and Jeremy - the saying in Basler’s room is “what’s dark on one side, light on the other and holds the universe together? Duct tape!” - I’m telling Basler you got it wrong! :smiley:

  • Katie **

Nice try, but you have it wrong too…

“Duct tape is like the Force - it has a dark side and a light side and it holds the universe together.”

-Jeremy :smiley:

Our team’s official slogan from last year;

“Measure once, cut three times, and go buy another peice.”

And there are some Murphy’s Law of Engineering…

You will never find tools you are looking for;
you will always find them when you are done with work and about to head home.

You will look all over the place for the parts or tool you saw few second ago;
you will, however, never notice that it’s sitting right under your butt.

You try to “field fix” a broken parts;
it will take you a whole day to realise that you should’ve just went to the machine shop.

When everything is going all right, people will complement you;
it only means that something will awfully go wrong the next moment.

It often takes a entire crew of engineers to figure a fancy way to solve a problem;
it often takes one infant to come in to his daddy’s room to point out a really obious (and much more sophisticated) solution.

Also, my signature…(Not exactly a slogan tho:p)

Let us not forget that the missing tool is always in the last place you look.

I just read the new posts in this thread and I have to admit:

You guys totally made my day and cracked me up, thx…

Keep in touch guys, so long, Phil

*Originally posted by Al Skierkiewicz *
**Let us not forget that the missing tool is always in the last place you look. **

Actually, nobody every finishes the quote.

The Missing tool is always in the last place you look, because you stop looking when you find it.

Which implies…“Why would you keep looking?!?”

If a tool is missing, and no one ever looks for it, is it lost?

BTW - I posted this after the message below me, so it’s a response to the

“Why would you keep looking post”

People in auto repair know this one:

This bolt won’t come out, someone hand me the BlueWrench!