Practical engineering is the oldest and most concrete form of engineering, and it amounts to the construction of a tool to automate a task. This is quite different and much easier to achieve than the modern concept of professional engineering which typically requires the accummulation of a relatively vast amount of practical knowledge and reasoning skills. There are only two steps to being a practical engineer:
Step 1: Identify a laborious task that can be automated to be faster, more consistent, cheaper, or in some way more desirable
Step 2: Automate said task.
Step 3: As I previously mentioned, there are only two steps.
Step 4: Well, now you are just being beligerent.
Step 5: At this point, I’m assuming that you are some type of broken computer program, so… Goto 10
And that’s all there is to it.