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wtf is that gigantic rotavator that folds up into a multipurpose robot thing?

Fizzles the Chimp (GamalielRatsey), Tuesday, 17 May 2011 10:17 (thirteen years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bagger_288 xp

THAT'S LIGHTWEIGHT DICKERY (dayo), Tuesday, 17 May 2011 10:19 (thirteen years ago) link

I tihnk the second pic is a 'shop though

THAT'S LIGHTWEIGHT DICKERY (dayo), Tuesday, 17 May 2011 10:21 (thirteen years ago) link

rotary ones too

England's banh mi army (ledge), Tuesday, 17 May 2011 11:24 (thirteen years ago) link

rx-7 was my dream car as a young lad

THAT'S LIGHTWEIGHT DICKERY (dayo), Tuesday, 17 May 2011 11:28 (thirteen years ago) link

a friend has one, always seems to be in the garage. costs a bomb to run. nice idea in theory though, the engine is tiny.

England's banh mi army (ledge), Tuesday, 17 May 2011 11:30 (thirteen years ago) link

http://www.churchmusicdublin.org/files/inside/organ.png

anatol_merklich, Tuesday, 17 May 2011 13:01 (thirteen years ago) link

four months pass...

http://i.imgur.com/6F6rj.jpg

2001: a based godyssey (dayo), Saturday, 8 October 2011 17:48 (twelve years ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/9pKnh.jpg

2001: a based godyssey (dayo), Saturday, 8 October 2011 17:50 (twelve years ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/GA2zn.jpg

2001: a based godyssey (dayo), Saturday, 8 October 2011 17:51 (twelve years ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/InWMk.jpg

2001: a based godyssey (dayo), Saturday, 8 October 2011 17:53 (twelve years ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/bn5cm.jpg

2001: a based godyssey (dayo), Saturday, 8 October 2011 17:54 (twelve years ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/cnJgs.jpg

2001: a based godyssey (dayo), Saturday, 8 October 2011 17:55 (twelve years ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/fa2Bd.jpg

2001: a based godyssey (dayo), Saturday, 8 October 2011 17:56 (twelve years ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/Mq65P.jpg

2001: a based godyssey (dayo), Saturday, 8 October 2011 17:57 (twelve years ago) link

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3438/3394645652_3d3044ec40_b.jpg

107" telescope, mcdonald obs., tx. best.

caek, Saturday, 8 October 2011 18:03 (twelve years ago) link

http://tractorspares.ie/images/MF135.jpg

at-zing-two-boards (darraghmac), Saturday, 8 October 2011 18:40 (twelve years ago) link

^ i was in either one or t'other iirc

at-zing-two-boards (darraghmac), Saturday, 8 October 2011 18:41 (twelve years ago) link

made you a video of me walking round the 107" telescope

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGTt9_fg2wQ

caek, Saturday, 8 October 2011 18:59 (twelve years ago) link

awes

at-zing-two-boards (darraghmac), Saturday, 8 October 2011 19:06 (twelve years ago) link

http://youtu.be/_uHZKyEiy-w

25 gears with a ratio of 120/14. the first gear moves at 79.2 RPM. The last wheel will make one revolution in five hundred and ninety-four billion years. So it doesn't matter that it's embedded in concrete

Do a search for 'Arthur Ganson' for more cool machine art things.

Franz Kappa (S-), Saturday, 8 October 2011 19:10 (twelve years ago) link

does that have a purpose? aside from being a+ cool, obv

at-zing-two-boards (darraghmac), Saturday, 8 October 2011 19:13 (twelve years ago) link

That was my first zero views video, caek.

bamcquern, Saturday, 8 October 2011 19:14 (twelve years ago) link

uploaded 4 u

caek, Saturday, 8 October 2011 19:50 (twelve years ago) link

This thread is fucking fantastic.

███★★★███ (PappaWheelie V), Saturday, 8 October 2011 20:02 (twelve years ago) link

so jealous of caek!! what am I doing that that is not a part of my life. it looks like you're in a jame bond movie.

2001: a based godyssey (dayo), Saturday, 8 October 2011 21:15 (twelve years ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/QX5wa.gif

2001: a based godyssey (dayo), Saturday, 8 October 2011 21:17 (twelve years ago) link

Britney can i get your sister jame bond Email

███★★★███ (PappaWheelie V), Wednesday, 12 October 2011 20:33 (twelve years ago) link

two weeks pass...

i had no idea http://vimeo.com/9388444

caek, Sunday, 30 October 2011 21:21 (twelve years ago) link

five months pass...

ship carry ships

http://i.imgur.com/ZuuW0.jpg

caek, Friday, 30 March 2012 08:41 (twelve years ago) link

ime forgings normally have less surface porosity, finer grain structure, higher tensile strength, better fatigue life/strength, and greater ductility than castings

Roberto Spiralli, Sunday, 15 January 2017 23:30 (seven years ago) link

y'all need to watch more Science Channel

The beaver is not the bad guy (El Tomboto), Monday, 16 January 2017 00:27 (seven years ago) link

What is it a wheel for?

Typical train wheels are cast as one piece but the load bearing bit, the tyre, is a band that is added later. I remember them showing a short piece about this on Blue Peter about 100 years ago. They heat it up to get it on and it contacts as it cools. Pic here:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Train_wheel

That goes on to say that they sometimes don't use tyres any more. And one of those pictures suggests that the flange is part of the tyre.

koogs, Monday, 16 January 2017 06:48 (seven years ago) link

garu g to thread

the late great, Monday, 16 January 2017 07:51 (seven years ago) link

It's so funny that you posted that bc my dad at Christmas spent about 45 mins telling me about being in an open-face forging operation in the mid-80s before it went out of business, and how the steam power hammers were 3 stories tall -- one story underground and two above. And the shop had 6 of them. He remembered a lot of details and they made flanges much like the one in that video, by his description. Only without forklifts.

If authoritarianism is Romania's ironing board, then (in orbit), Monday, 16 January 2017 23:54 (seven years ago) link

I thought blacksmiths shops were supposed to be dark so you could tell how hot the metal was by the color it glowed. (This was confirmed for me by an actual blacksmith last week.) But I suppose needs must.

The one detail that wasn't in the Chinese video is that my dad says the scale--the oxidized impurities that flake off after each hammer blow--has to be swept away or else it gets stamped back into the metal. So a guy with a broom would sweep the surface in a synchronized pattern between hammer blows but every time the hot metal would make his broom catch on fire, so he'd throw it into a bucket of water. And then again. And again. Etc.

It sounded very exciting, albeit noisy.

If authoritarianism is Romania's ironing board, then (in orbit), Monday, 16 January 2017 23:56 (seven years ago) link

ha! wow

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Tuesday, 17 January 2017 02:44 (seven years ago) link

I correct myself, it's called open-die forging according to the internet, because there's no recessed shape that you're forcing it into. Instead the metal is taking whatever shape it will under the force of the hammer.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forging#Open-die_drop_forging

Anyway he said it stopped being desirable when the Japanese (I think) invented a kind of steel that could be stamped out and have the same strength and grain characteristics that had been achieved by forging without all the mess and labor and, well, actual forging. So the operation was shuttered before the end of the '80s and all those men who had made their lifetimes' craft of that work were unemployable. And it will never come back.

Dinner conversation at my house is just riveting obv.

If authoritarianism is Romania's ironing board, then (in orbit), Tuesday, 17 January 2017 02:54 (seven years ago) link

I see what you did there, dad.

pplains, Tuesday, 17 January 2017 02:59 (seven years ago) link

one month passes...

this is extremely messed up and should be illegal

https://twitter.com/MachinePix/status/833764654308405248

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Monday, 20 February 2017 20:00 (seven years ago) link

one month passes...

https://i.imgur.com/Mp40luu.gif

, Friday, 14 April 2017 15:02 (seven years ago) link

one month passes...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VMQRhWGflg

, Sunday, 4 June 2017 17:43 (six years ago) link

I used to get queasy working at 50 ft type heights, jeez imagine being an ant on that site. I could just imagine you have broke much sweat completing some work at absolutely terrifying heights, and then you take a week off sick before the clerk of works can hand you a snag sheet!

calzino, Sunday, 4 June 2017 21:39 (six years ago) link

three weeks pass...

thred:

An excavator mulcher can quickly clear land. pic.twitter.com/hf1lbvJaBC

— Machine Pix (@MachinePix) February 19, 2016

ein Sexmonster (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Tuesday, 27 June 2017 22:28 (six years ago) link

one month passes...

“Very quickly, it became clear that nobody wanted to go back at night because FLIP was not only more comfortable, but it provided a good platform for working 24 hours a day,” says Pinkel. “When things were working, you didn’t want to leave your experiment to go back to a mothership.”

I'm picturing the shuttle ship showing up at the end of the day when they first started the project and one of the scientists sadly mumbling "but I like it here!"

mh, Tuesday, 8 August 2017 20:23 (six years ago) link

three months pass...

love that this account has got v salty since the election

Automated polymer binding foam agent sprayers reduce coal dust coming off of coal transport trains. Luckily, coal will soon be replaced by cleaner, more modern, and more efficient sources of energy that create more jobs. pic.twitter.com/P9t6biEDD6

— Machine Pix (@MachinePix) November 20, 2017

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Monday, 20 November 2017 19:59 (six years ago) link

haha literally just seen that, there was a retweeted response too

Ste, Monday, 20 November 2017 20:07 (six years ago) link

lol kbye https://t.co/S6XeRDUwLi

— Machine Pix (@MachinePix) November 20, 2017

Ste, Monday, 20 November 2017 20:16 (six years ago) link

bah doesn't show the reply tweet. Here it is

This guy is in total meltdown. WAS an interesting account. Going off on politics? Who cares? Bye guy.https://t.co/HxClhwbx0y

— Mike Chillit (@MikeChillit) November 20, 2017

Ste, Monday, 20 November 2017 20:18 (six years ago) link

mike failing to live up to his name

Roberto Spiralli, Monday, 20 November 2017 20:19 (six years ago) link

^^ Dude has made half a dozen tweets about missing Malaysian Air flight in the past hour.

pplains, Monday, 20 November 2017 20:21 (six years ago) link

Mr. Chillit, not Mr. Spiralli.

pplains, Monday, 20 November 2017 20:21 (six years ago) link

i have also narrowed down possible location of the wreckage to somewhere in the pacific, i just don't like to brag about it on the timeline

Roberto Spiralli, Monday, 20 November 2017 20:29 (six years ago) link

three months pass...

Just awesome pic.twitter.com/WFD6xlxX9d

— The Invisible Man (@invisibleman_17) March 5, 2018

Fizzles, Tuesday, 6 March 2018 06:54 (six years ago) link

isambard kingdom brunel fever dream

imago, Tuesday, 6 March 2018 07:24 (six years ago) link

one month passes...

https://i.imgur.com/PUOMoKk.gif

, Saturday, 14 April 2018 11:52 (six years ago) link

four months pass...

Decades worth of layered paint was peeled, chiseled, and sawed off of Tufts' iconic cannon, which students have used as a kind of billboard since 1977, via @BostonGlobe https://t.co/jG5hlz7Iln pic.twitter.com/E5yF873XaJ

— Tufts University (@TuftsUniversity) September 8, 2018

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Sunday, 9 September 2018 00:55 (five years ago) link

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bm3nzIAhxeM/?taken-by=otbp_cookiecutters

koogs, Thursday, 13 September 2018 11:22 (five years ago) link

Love that. "Damn that sound is so satisfying" otm

lbi's life of limitless european glamour (Le Bateau Ivre), Thursday, 13 September 2018 11:33 (five years ago) link

a couple more here - https://www.thisiscolossal.com/2018/09/cookie-cutters/

koogs, Thursday, 13 September 2018 17:04 (five years ago) link

three weeks pass...

50Hzと60Hzの違い. pic.twitter.com/9HkISxT7CZ

— デッドセクション (@ACDCSection) October 3, 2018

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Friday, 5 October 2018 17:16 (five years ago) link

two weeks pass...

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DqJMpq6W4AAB9BH.jpg

calzino, Monday, 22 October 2018 22:16 (five years ago) link

wau

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Sunday, 4 November 2018 17:04 (five years ago) link

It’s this mechanical scale model of a three-ring circus, currently on display at Rosebery’s auction house in West Norwood. @roseberysltd pic.twitter.com/HsW47M1YSZ

— Lev Parikian (@LevParikian) November 17, 2018

to continue on a (lol) micro scale, this model of a circus is quite mesmerising tbh!

calzino, Saturday, 17 November 2018 15:38 (five years ago) link

four months pass...

Breaking up is hard to do. Manitoba uses these 20,000 kg Amphibex machines to break up channels in the frozen river and speed up spring thaw. pic.twitter.com/eZhorWMFlL

— CBC Manitoba (@CBCManitoba) March 12, 2019

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Friday, 22 March 2019 03:24 (five years ago) link

three weeks pass...

I don’t want to overexcite you too much... but here’s an exclusive shot I just took of the settings available on the back of a traffic light. pic.twitter.com/M1bdGxgDIv

— Will Freeman (@spadgy_OTA) April 12, 2019

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Friday, 12 April 2019 19:25 (five years ago) link

eight months pass...

will this work?

Interesting lock pic.twitter.com/TzfDUfOqcN

— Universal Curiosity (@UniverCurious) December 27, 2019

koogs, Sunday, 29 December 2019 04:15 (four years ago) link

don't see why not, just an overly complicated latch isn't it?

I would think thought that excessive force would damage the ring?

Ste, Monday, 30 December 2019 09:23 (four years ago) link

(I meant the magical auto linking of the tweet)

koogs, Monday, 30 December 2019 09:43 (four years ago) link

lol

Ste, Monday, 30 December 2019 09:47 (four years ago) link

three months pass...

Symphonie mécanique (1955) by Jean Mitry, with soundtrack by Pierre Boulez:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltWMF-YA5Mc

anatol_merklich, Monday, 30 March 2020 23:04 (four years ago) link

one year passes...

PENETRATION pic.twitter.com/22gWE5sU85

— kissmemore (@snoomr) May 21, 2021

koogs, Saturday, 22 May 2021 16:31 (three years ago) link

nine months pass...

Marbles are made on a marble run?! https://t.co/oBySHoNRky pic.twitter.com/jYIRzhUmNm

— Andy Baio (@waxpancake) March 14, 2022

Fizzles, Tuesday, 15 March 2022 17:05 (two years ago) link

I bet half of those steps aren't even necessary... it just looks cool.

pplains, Tuesday, 15 March 2022 17:56 (two years ago) link

one year passes...

"Restless", a mechanical sculpture by Tobias Bradford. pic.twitter.com/sDkJVwbaL1

— MachinePix (@MachinePix) January 17, 2024

koogs, Wednesday, 17 January 2024 19:11 (four months ago) link

three months pass...

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