Flying High with Martin Aircraft

Flying High with Martin Aircraft


What do Buzz Lightyear, Boba Fett and The Rocketeer all have in common? All three are fictional characters that sport jetpacks and turn into high-flying stars. The characters also helped us dream of a day when mankind can fly without the confines of an airplane or helicopter –- a dream that is now a reality thanks to the Martin Jetpack.

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Where in the World Have You Seen a SolidWorks World Bag?

Where in the World Have You Seen a SolidWorks World Bag?


BackpackEach year, SolidWorks fans from across the globe convene in one place, for one event – SolidWorks World. In addition to the networking and learning about interesting things their peers are doing with the software, attendees look forward to the swag (stuff we all get), usually a new SolidWorks backpack. People write into SolidWorks forums asking whether they will be getting a new bag; attendees share photos on their blogs; and the Twitter feeds are full of comments about the bags floating around the event’s host city. While the SolidWorks bag might look a little different each year, it has become a recognizable symbol of SolidWorks users. It’s a way for SolidWorks users to spot each other on their way home from and long after the annual event.

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Evolution of an inventor

Evolution of an inventor

Index2HR While drafting today’s press release, we spent time speaking with X-Finger inventor Dan Didrick and learned more about how he got his start helping people. Believe it or not, it was trying to scare the pants off of people. As a child, he loved using materials from his father’s dentist office to make movie-quality monster masks. By seventh grade, the budding special effects artist was selling his instructional video on mask-making through creepy Fangoria magazine.

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Marie Planchard reflects on her teachers for Teacher Appreciation Week

It is teacher appreciation week and a time to reflect on the teachers that have made a difference in so many lives – including my own.  First I have to thank my 7th grade math teacher, Sister Mary, who was the best math teacher I ever had.  Sister Mary was all about strengthening basic math skills in everything you do.  I used to talk in class, instead of the usual “I will not talk in class” 500 times.  Sister Mary had you take a 4 digit number and multiple it by itself and then subtract that number until you got down to zero.  Funny as your basic math gets stronger so does the algebra – but Sister Mary knew that.

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