Can you believe that Fixies are
Such itty-bitty creatures? Even when they’re magnified
It’s hard to see their features. They’re tiny, infinitesimal,
So small it makes you doubt. But if you meet a Fixie, please,
Don’t let their secret out! The Draftsman Huh? What? Hi there, Tom Thomas! What are you drawing? I’m not drawing, this is called drafting. What’s the difference? Tell me, is that a circle? Sure is! And that? It’s a circle too! Only it’s a rounder one! Of course! That’s because I drafted it! With a compass. And now I’ve got a real target. So now I’ll load my dart gun. Why’d you shoot that thing at me? It was the gun! I didn’t even pull the trigger! What? Did it break? Let’s open it up and see. There! This little part broke. Let me go find Papus. He can help you. He can make another one,
a brand new one. Wait! I can draft a technical drawing. Will Papus understand
how to read one of those? Are you kidding? Papus is an expert at everything. Done! Wow, Tom Thomas, you’re
a real technical drawer! A draftsman, Nolik! That’s what they call it! Try drawing a perfect circle by hand. Can’t do it huh? Well, with the help of a drafting compass
your circle will turn out great! Just put the needle point in the center
and turn the compass, and it’s done! A compass is only one
of the many different tools for drafting. For example, if you need to draw
a straight line, use a ruler! And if you need to draft
a frame for your picture, you can use a triangle! First draft one side and then – the other. And then to finish your frame, just turn the triangle upside-down
and draft the two remaining sides. You’ll get a perfectly squared frame. There are also drafting instruments
for making curved lines. They are called irregular curves or french curves. But actually, now people use
computers more and more for drafting technical drawings. Papus! What? What happened? We really need your help. One of the parts broke
in Tom Thomas’ dart gun. Could you make it? What kind of part exactly? Look! Here’s a technical drawing. So, you’ve even got a technical drawing? Very good then, let’s take a look at it. Here you go! Super! Let’s see. It’s not gonna work. You see, it sticks out here on the side. I need to draft another technical drawing. Papus! Nolik, you scared me again. Forgive me, but the part has to stick out
over on this side. And you’re sure that’s all? That’s all, for real! Tom Thomas! It’s done! Listen, while you were gone, I realized that the part
needs to have a hole. Right here. Papus! Again?! Sorry about this. But there’s a hole in this thing too. A technical drawing
is a special kind of drawing. It has to precisely describe
the thing that needs to be made. To do that, the drawing must be
very accurately drafted and include all of the measurements. And that’s not all. If the object is complex, it must be drafted
from at least three sides including the front, the side, and the top. You see? The object looks
different from every side. So if you don’t want to work
over and over again, learn to draft correctly! Ka-boom! It works!!! Bullseye! And all thanks to
our technical drawings! Yeah, after three tries, right? Some draftsmen you are! Now I can draft all sorts of technical drawings! Even one of you if you’d like. No, don’t bother. – Hey!
– Great! – That tickles!
– Now do me a favor and turn. Hey, what are you doing there? Just stop! – What’s going on?
– Now I think I got it. It’s done! And what’s that circle for? That’s the top view. You know what, Simka? That’s what you really
look like from up here. Nolik, take this over to Papus. He can use is to make another Simka. No, thanks, Tom Thomas! For me, one Simka is enough. I almost caught one yesterday,
I chased him but he fled. But if I told my dad he’d say,
“It’s all inside your head!” You really cannot catch them,
Or find their whereabouts. But if you meet a Fixie, please,
Don’t let their secret out! The Internet Well, maybe it’s a… Don’t think so. It’s probably a… You called for me, children? What’s the matter? Take a look. I’ve never seen anything like it. What in the world could it be? Maybe it’s a bathroom scale? Or a clock with a digital display? Wait a sec! Are there instructions
around here for this thing? I couldn’t find them anywhere. That’s a problem. Well, then let’s try to figure it out. What are you trying to figure out up there? What a huge hockey puck! It’s big enough for a monster! And the name is so silly! “T-rollbot” Why don’t they just call it the “Trollbot”? Or… I got it! The “Troll boat”! Please, stop the racket! So, what could this thing do? I have no idea. We could try finding it on the Internet. Where? Just run along you two. We don’t need any internets,
we can handle this. Go on, go! Don’t interrupt us! Sure, whatever you say. Come, Nolik! We’ll find it out by ourselves. Yeah! How? So! You remember what it was called? Ah… Troll Boat! No. Trollbot! You’re right! Hop to it! That’s not it. Oh! “T-rollbot”! You’re right! There it is! A robotic vacuum cleaner! You mean it vacuums by itself? It’s a robot. So yeah. Class! There’s just so much
cool stuff in this computer! Nolik, this information is not on this computer. It’s on the Internet! From your computer you can send
a letter to another computer. You can also download a song
or a photo from another computer. That’s all possible because most of the computers
in the world are connected to one another as part of a huge web. And this World Wide Web
is what we call the Internet. Thanks to the Internet, we can
take a peek at just about anywhere in the world and find information we need about anything! It’s an electronic… vegetable slicer! No. It’s a printer for round sheets of paper! There’s no way! Grandpus! We found out what they do with it! You’re back again! You mustn’t interrupt the adults! Just wait a second! Nolik, turn it on! Turn what on? Don’t you turn on anything! Ready, set, jump! Help me! No, no, no! Hold on! What was that?! It’s a robotic vacuum cleaner! It runs itself! And where did you find
the instructions for it? On the Internet! Just ask and it tells you. You can really just ask and it tells you? Uh-huh! If you want, we can show you. We’d love to see it. Sure, why not. Hm. On the Internet… Hey, hey, hey! Wait for me! What’s an elephant weigh?
What’s an elephant weigh? What’s an elephant weigh?
The answer’s easy to get. It says it weighs 5 tons.
It says it weighs 5 tons. It says it weighs 5 tons,
Here on the Internet. You send a letter to me,
I send a letter to you. You send a letter to me,
It’s just so easy to do. We’re writing letters now,
They fun to send and to get, We’re writing letters now
Through the Internet. Who? What? Where? And How?
Who? What? Where? And How? Who? What? Where? And How?
The answer’s simple to get. Every fact you need, every fact you need,
Every fact you need is on the Internet.