Chop Wood Carry Water by R. A. White

R. A. White is the author of Chop Wood Carry Water and Superluminal.  He often writes under the pseudonym R. W. Frost.  Here is his IMDB page.  He is a lecturer in the theater arts program at UCLA, and the director of the Toni Martini Variety Hour.

2013 Energy Invitational

Smitty’s Video Lectures on Racecar Engineering

Here are Smitty’s video lectures on Introduction to Racecar Engineering assembled into one post. I am sure you will find these 20 videos to be of great value.

01 Getting Started

02 Weight and Balance

03 Strength and Stiffness

04 Chassis Design

05 Suspension Design

06 Shock Absorbers

07 More on Suspensions

08 Springs

09 Steering

10 Caster

11 King Pin Inclination

12 Toe and Camber

13 Tires

14 Transmission

15 Electronic Fuel Injection

16 Performance Ideals

17 Team Don’ts

18 Team Do’s

19 Smitty’s Library

20 Thank you

Chop Wood Carry Water on Amazon

Chop Wood Carry Water on

Chop Wood Carry Water is now available on Please select the link Chop Wood Carry Water.


Introduction to Theoretical Kinematics, paperback on

I am pleased to report that a paperback version my book Introduction to Theoretical Kinematics: the mathematics of movement is on-line with I have updated it to reflect current terminology in Robotics and to correct all of the errors that I could identify. Please select the link Introduction to Theoretical Kinematics.

Design of Linkages to Draw Curves, GRASPLab Seminar

On May 8, 2018, I was pleased to give a seminar at the University of Pennsylvania GRASPLab:  McCarthy Seminar.

They also videotaped my lecture.  Here it is:

2018 UCI Phantom FSAE Autocross

This video captures the first autocross run by Matt Clark at the 2018 FSAE Lincoln competition. If I remember correctly is was 62.7sec, just behind their earlier 61.9sec run. Matt’s second run, the final of four runs, was anticipated to be even better but there was a problem with the car.

This view of the course, driver, and front wheels is excellent for understanding the challenges of this competition.

Chop Wood Carry Water on iTunes

R. W. Frost’s story Chop Wood Carry Water is now available on iTunes. Select the image to link to the iTunes Preview website.

Itunes Chop Wood Carry Water

Itunes Chop Wood Carry Water

Chop Wood Carry Water, Full Length

This is a combination of the 10 episodes of R. W. Frost’s Chop Wood Carry Water into one publication. Scroll in the window or use the page up and page down buttons at the bottom.

Fab 03 Hand tools

Smitty’s Fabrication Training Videos

This series of training videos were prepared by Robert “Smitty” Smith to help our engineering students understand the principles of fabrication necessary for project based learning.

Hand Tools



Measurements and Layouts

Metal Forming, Part 1

Metal Forming, Part 2

Cutting, Grinding and Fitting

Basic MIG Welding I


Basic MIG Welding II

Superluminal: Chapters 1-5

Superluminal, the new book by R. W. Frost, follows David Minor’s experiences with MitsukoTek Corporation’s troublesome Satellite 9.  It is the year 2035 and a new technology has swept the globe… Here are Chapters 1 through 5.

Chapter 1 Wanting to be left alone, David finds himself caught up in something uncomfortable.

Chapter 2: David finds he has caught the interest of MitsukoTeK Corporation.

Chapter 3: More on David Minor’s uneasy relationship with MitsukoTek Corporation as he is drawn into helping their wayward Satellite 9.

Chapter 4: David finds that surpassing Siggy and Kwan to get to Satellite 9 may have real benefits.

Chapter 5: David finds Qishu to be more than he expected in Chapter 5 of R. W. Frost’s Superluminal.

(Read by scrolling the image or by using the page down and up buttons at the bottom.)