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Keep on grinding

It's friday, so let's all relax with some fractal machinery.
posted by boo_radley on Dec 11, 2015 - 14 comments

These machines don't chant and sing

Railroad track today is laid by such monsters as the Plasser & Theurer SVM1000 Infranord, and specialized work trains renew old track (out with the old, in with the new in one pass) [more inside]
posted by pjern on May 18, 2014 - 28 comments

Dissecting OV's 103, 104 and 105.

Orbiter Autopsies "What NASA will learn from dissecting Space Shuttles Atlantis, Discovery, and Endeavour" before they transition into retirement. (From the May 2012 issue of Smithsonian Air & Space Magazine.)
posted by zarq on Mar 23, 2012 - 13 comments

Not money, but it could be.

Machinery Scans a showcase for some of the most detailed advertisement engravings produced. During the later part of the 19th century most machinery and equipment makers spent large sums of money to have their tool or piece of machinery converted into an engraving for advertising. The scans are of engravings produced from the 1850s-1890s.
posted by Mitheral on Feb 28, 2012 - 27 comments

But Not All the Live-Long Day

Working on the railroad; 5.17 flash video that is strangely hypnotic.
posted by bwg on May 27, 2011 - 37 comments

Tunnel boring machines

Tunnel boring machines, underground nuclear tests, and all manner of things below the surface.
posted by Wolfdog on Jul 21, 2008 - 25 comments

Beware the machines

Once home to the Naval Shipyards, L'Ile de Nantes now houses the workshop of Les Machines de l'Ile. The 12m high Elephant made its debut last year (although a predecessor was spotted 3 years ago) and is the first of 3 major projects to be undertaken. [more inside]
posted by jontyjago on Jun 12, 2008 - 8 comments

Electrostatic Machines

This fellow reads up on electricity generating machines in old books and then builds them.
posted by tellurian on Jun 25, 2007 - 14 comments

I Sing The Body Electric

Fritz Kahn was a German writer & illustrator in the 1920s who specialized in illustrating the physical processes of human bodies as though they were machine powered. Perhaps it's easier to show than describe.
posted by jonson on Jun 13, 2007 - 18 comments

Deere John: I'm walking out on my own six feet.

six-legged walking machine, exciting video footage, unlikely future designs
posted by breezeway on Mar 15, 2005 - 18 comments

Life just got easier

Bright Coop are an industrial farm supplies hardware manufacturer whose latest product, the "e-z catch" is essentially a giant street sweeper used for rounding up loose chickens in a coop. For a fascinating & kind of horrifying quicktime video of the device in action, click here.
posted by jonson on Mar 7, 2005 - 27 comments

Big Brother Is Tracking Your Ass

Ever copy your ass on the office copier? According to experts, several printer companies quietly encode the serial number and the manufacturing code of their color laser printers and color copiers on every document those machines produce.
posted by mr_crash_davis on Nov 22, 2004 - 43 comments

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