User Profile for Phoenyx
Name: Phoenyx
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Join Date: 06/22/2006
Member Title: Commentator
Last Visit: 12/25/2008 1:59 PM
Last Post Date: 08/23/2008 1:20 PM
Signature: I reserve the right to be wrong, or of no help what so ever - Del The Cat
Location: Orlando, FL
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Member of User Group Engineering Fields
Member Since: 05/26/2007
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Automotive Engineering (since 05/26/2007)
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Race ya there...

My dad never wanted me to become a mechanic. He saw it as a low-education, dirt-and-grease blue collar job. So when he refused to teach me how to work on cars in hopes that it would drive me to seek a better career, I dove into my own truck anyway. A few "what does this do," "why do I need this," and "I took it out but how does it go back?" inquiries later, I wound up knowing cars inside and out anyway. My passion for cars didn't turn me into a low-income grease monkey, but an engineer and designer of cars and car systems. I've explored everything from the mechanical, hydraulic and electrical areas of cars, down to the "soft" stuff: interior and exterior appearance and design. To achieve even half of the fame and status of names such as MacLaren or Shelby would be a realization of my wildest dreams.

 
Member of User Group Engineering Fields
Member Since: 05/26/2007
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Mechanical Engineering (since 05/26/2007)
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Take everything apart, and while you're in there...

How do you learn how things work unless you tear them apart? My parents patiently endured my endless disassembly of everything I could get my hands on, and eventually I got to the point where I could put it back together, too. In that time I learned how to repair, modify and create pretty much anything, especially if it was mechanical. Now, 23 years old, I'm in college as a Mechanical Engineering student and lost in the wonder of it all. If I had the time to sketch out all my ideas and plans before new ones rushed into my head, the world would have a lot less paper.

 
Member of User Group Engineering Fields
Member Since: 05/26/2007
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Manufacturing Engineering (since 05/26/2007)
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Metal, Metal, Everywhere.

I've been building things since I could stand and reach my lego set. My grandfather was a carpenter and TV Repairman, and I learned most of what I know from him, and all the rest came from my dad, a lifetime mechanic. I graduated high school in 2002 and patiently endured the agonizing 2 months until I turned 18 and thereby old enough to take up a local Production Metal Fabrication Shop on their job offer. I've been working there for 5 years now and have moved through many areas of the shop and finally into the Drafting/Programming/Engineering office.

 
Member of User Group United States
Member Since: 05/26/2007
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Member (since 05/26/2007)
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Good ole' USA.

I'm David, 23, currently attending college in Orlando Florida, pursuing a Mechanical Engineering degree. Born in NJ in 84, lived there until 96, and moved to FL.

 


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