Feats of Engineering

April 7th, 2013

How Differential Steering Works (1937), and Diesel Engine Governors (1942): Two brilliant videos explaining these triumphs of mechanical engineering, which we today take for granted.

The pneumatic speed governor system is akin to a realtime monitoring and feedback computer program, only constructed with steel and oil instead of digital code – and all the more impressive for it.

Thanks to @jedrichards on Twitter for bringing these to my attention.

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