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Measuring with a Ruler!!!. A super-important engineering skill!!. Why Do We Measure?. So we can make stuff! Clearly define aspects of engineered items Conform to standards Minimize confusion. 1.8ish. Build this!. To make stuff, we need plans:. Two Systems of Measurement:.

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Measuring with a ruler

Measuring with a Ruler!!!

A super-important engineering skill!!


Why do we measure

Why Do We Measure?

  • So we can make stuff!

    • Clearly define aspects of engineered items

    • Conform to standards

    • Minimize confusion

1.8ish

Build this!


To make stuff we need plans

To make stuff, we need plans:


Two systems of measurement

Two Systems of Measurement:

  • Inches, Feet, Yards, Miles, Pounds, Etc.

  • Meters, Kilometers, centimeters, ounces,etc.


Metric

Metric:

  • A metric unit is divided into 10 parts

  • Decimals!

  • 1.1 cm

  • 2.5 cm

  • Etc.


Standard customary english

Standard/Customary/English

  • Inches, Feet and so on

  • Fractions—usually divided into 16ths and simplified!

    • After 16ths come 32nds, 64ths, etc.

  • 1/16 inch

  • ¼ inch

  • Etc.


English system

English System:

1/16

3/16

7/16

9/16

5/16

11/16

13/16

15/16

5/8

1/8

3/8

7/8

1/4

3/4

0

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