Then the Engineering Hangout is the place to be. This is truly a cyber-caféfor all who are engineers. The site features freeware, shareware, and demo downloads, an engineering book club, engineering message boards, a page of newsgroups just for engineers, puzzles and games, and a link to lots of free stuff on the Internet. And if you have some used slide rules you want to get rid of, the site even features a basement for buying, selling, and trading. Engineers can sign up for an e-mail update or fill out an opinion form that changes on a regular basis. Oh yeah, the URL to be seen at is www.engineeringhangout.com .
A make-your-own Star Wars Sith Lightsaber hilt is heftier and better-looking than most others out there, according to its maker, Sean Charlesworth. You can 3D print it from free source files, and there's even a hardware kit available -- not free -- so you can build one just in time for Halloween.
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies.
You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived.
So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.