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.

Thanks as always to our recurring donors for supporting The Prepared! And also thanks to Sean for inadvertently providing me with some content.

Wishing you all the best!

Love, Maya

p.s. - Whenever possible, The Prepared works to encourage inclusivity. Here's how.

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