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You Might Be An Engineer If...You Played With These Toys

What makes you an engineer? Your profession goes way beyond education. Just look at your childhood toys.

The Erector Set is just the starting point. These toys were the building blocks of the inquisitive engineering psyche.

Vintage Erector Set A.C. Gilbert Erector Set

This is a shot from one that is offered on eBay. So, if you mom threw yours out when you went off to college, you can replace it. (Image source: A.C. Gilbert)

Rob Spiegel has covered automation and control for 19 years, 17 of them for Design News. Other topics he has covered include supply chain technology, alternative energy, and cyber security. For 10 years, he was owner and publisher of the food magazine Chile Pepper.

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