Innovators and innovation: Travel through time!
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Innovators and innovation: Travel through time!

A visually rich course on lives of innovators and innovations which led to the industrial revolution
5.0 (1 rating)
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358 students enrolled
Created by Loony Corn
Last updated 5/2017
English
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  • 6 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Get inspired by the life stories of 13 great innovators from the industrial revolution, by looking into what they went through, how they tackled difficulties and made it big in life
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Requirements
  • This course has no prerequisites
Description

Ever wondered how and why machines were invented? Are you curious on what went into creating the very machines that led to the industrial revolution? What were the life stories of the greatest innovators of the pre-industrial society?

Then this course is perfect for you!

This course is a journey through time exploring the lives of 13 innovators and the working of 13 innovations in the 18th century with rich, visually attractive illustrations, comic strips and more.

Pre-industrial Society: We will explore the society, the aspects of life, occupations, before there were any machines, mechanisation or mass production. This course will talk in detail about the pain-points of the society which triggered the brains of the innovators.

Who started it all: We will focus on the two biggest innovation of the industrial revolution. The steam engine and the spinning jennyWe will travel through the 17th and 18th century following the life story of 13 innovators:

Hero of Alexandria, Denis Papin, Thomas Savery, Thomas Newcomen, James Watt, Richard Trevithick, George Stephenson, Charles Parsons, James Hargreaves, Richard Arkwright, Samuel Crompton, Edmund Cartwright, Joseph Marie Jacquard.

All their stories are very inspirational. We will get many life lessons from the stories.

First machines, first factory: The course will explain in a plain, simple, visual way, the parts and working mechanism of 13 innovations:

First vending machine, first wind powered machine, Aeolipile, Steam Digester, Savery Engine, Newcomen Engine, Watt Steam Engine, Steam Locomotive, Spinning Jenny, Water Frame, Spinning Mule, Cartwright Power Loom, Jacquard Loom.

We will check out the first factory in the world.

Its all connected: All inventions are connected. One invention's drawbacks triggers another invention. Capabilities of one invention makes another invention possible. This course covers a proper structural evolution of the innovations, the causes, effects and impact on society.

Who can take this course: This course is for everyone - you don't need to know anything in mechanics or engineering.


Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for everyone - you don't need to know anything in mechanics or engineering.
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Curriculum For This Course
31 Lectures
05:53:24
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Section 1: You, This Course and Us
1 Lecture 02:17
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Section 3: The cycle of innovations
3 Lectures 31:48
History is important
02:31

Innovators and their innovations
12:43

The connection between all innovations
16:34
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Section 4: One step before the Steam Engine
5 Lectures 01:01:19
Steam engine: Importance
01:41

Problems and evolution of the steam engines
15:12

Hero of Alexandria and the first steam engine
17:22

Denis Papin's life
18:00

The steam digester
09:04
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Section 5: Evolution of the steam engine
8 Lectures 01:53:22
Thomas Savery and the miners' friend
19:16

Life of Thomas Newcomen
11:14

Newcomen's Atmospheric engine
19:59

What of James Watt
16:38

The Watt Steam Engine
17:35

Richard Trevithick and the First Steam Carrier
13:20

George Stephenson, Steam Locomotive, Charles Parsons
13:00

Innovations inspired by steam
02:20
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Section 6: Early innovations in textile industry
5 Lectures 57:40
Problems of the textile industry
14:30

Flying shuttle leads to Spinning Jenny
06:19

James Hargreaves and the Spinning Jenny
13:30

The story of Richard Arkwright
12:37

The legendary Water Frame
10:44
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Section 7: First factories and power loom
6 Lectures 01:02:34
Arkwright's and world's First Factory
11:54

Samuel Crompton and the Spinning Mule
13:41

Edmund Cartwright and Power Loom
16:54

Joseph Marie Jacquard
09:15

Jacquard Loom
07:45

Computers have come a long way
03:05
About the Instructor
Loony Corn
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An ex-Google, Stanford and Flipkart team

Loonycorn is us, Janani Ravi and Vitthal Srinivasan. Between us, we have studied at Stanford, been admitted to IIM Ahmedabad and have spent years  working in tech, in the Bay Area, New York, Singapore and Bangalore.

Janani: 7 years at Google (New York, Singapore); Studied at Stanford; also worked at Flipkart and Microsoft

Vitthal: Also Google (Singapore) and studied at Stanford; Flipkart, Credit Suisse and INSEAD too

We think we might have hit upon a neat way of teaching complicated tech courses in a funny, practical, engaging way, which is why we are so excited to be here on Udemy!

We hope you will try our offerings, and think you'll like them :-)