2020-04-13 4 min read


Notes, 2020-04-13

Hi everyone, excited to be here for my first guest edit! My name is Maya, and I’m a mechanical engineer and project manager based in San Francisco.

Hoping this week’s issue can be a friendly reminder that despite all that’s going on, there are still cool things happening in the world. Stay safe out there!

The most clicked link from last week's issue (~11% of opens) was a philosophical takedown of "no code" platforms.

Planning & Strategy.

Making & Manufacturing.

Maintenance, Repair & Operations.

Distribution & Logistics.

Inspection, Testing & Analysis.


  • In what is perhaps the most educational Kickstarter page I’ve ever seen, a deep dive into the fascinating geometry behind constant width solids.
  • I’m currently enjoying Every Tool’s A Hammer by Adam Savage; it’s a cool look into how he thinks about and tackles projects. Also, his positive energy is pretty infectious, and I’m sure we could all use a bit more of that right now!
  • My favorite coronavirus tracker, which shows you cases by county so you can get a sense of how the curve is flattening where you and your loved ones are located.

The mesmerizing motion of the A Million Times kinetic sculpture.

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