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The mesmerizing orchestra of machines boning and butchering meat

Take a lamb and feed it inside Scott Technology’s Automated Lamb Boning System and you’ll get perfect cuts of meat that have been expertly sliced by an entire orchestra of robots. It is OCD serial killer-levels of methodical to see carcasses get served up by steel machines, like any emotion we have towards animals… » 7/09/15 10:30pm 7/09/15 10:30pm

Watch a humongous hungry machine crush and swallow engine blocks

Here’s the Hammel Red Giant Car Shredder tasting a few engine block appetizers before the beast machine moves on to swallowing whole cars. It’s fun seeing the direct view of the evil Transformer-sized machine at work, the teeth just roll together and grind away at any and every thing that gets thrown in. » 7/09/15 2:26am 7/09/15 2:26am

Watch a giant excavator precisely put together a hot dog

Don’t ask me why there needs to be lettuce in a hot dog or what kind of dark red sauce they’re squirting (*gasp* if it’s ketchup), but it’s still cutely impressive to use a giant machine like an excavator to make something as silly as a hot dog. The dexterity of the giant claw puts our little human fingers to shame. » 6/16/15 10:34pm 6/16/15 10:34pm

The magic pizza sauce machine that sauces pizzas at Costco

Imagine a turntable but instead of a needle, you have a pizza sauce spout, and instead of a record, you have pizza crust spinning so the red sauce can cover every inch. Imagine no more. That’s how pizzas get made at Costco. Workers put the dough on the turntable and the pizzas gets expertly covered in a controlled… » 5/28/15 8:00pm 5/28/15 8:00pm

Video: This machine robot peels an orange so fast

Of course by letting a machine do your fruit peeling for you, you lose a good amount of the orange and don’t get that fresh citrus scent on your hands but you do get an orange that’s ready to eat in seconds! I have to say though, I’d love to see this machine tackle more miserable fruits that aren’t even meant to be… » 5/21/15 8:05pm 5/21/15 8:05pm

Simple robot arm is hilariously efficient at packing up bolts in a box

This robot is so dumb and goofy but also very, very decent at its very, very simple job: it packs up bolts in such perfect alternating orientation that it would make any factory worker jealous. In fact, with the soundtrack that the video is set to, I almost wish that I will come back as this robot arm in my next life. » 4/24/15 8:20pm 4/24/15 8:20pm

Video: How the stainless steel Apple Watch is made (in Mordor)

Apple has a video showing off how it makes the stainless steel Apple Watch and it looks a lot like they're using Tolkien magic to make the watch's case inside Mount Doom in Mordor. You get to see glimpses of the entire process, from the alloy they use to seeing the molten stages and cold forging and milling and… » 3/09/15 8:27pm 3/09/15 8:27pm

The process of making an entire skateboard looks like a lot of fun

Skateboarding is fun but George Powell of Powell Peralta skateboard makes building skateboards look even more fun. It's always cool to see hands and machines and people transform wood into something completely different but especially neat to see how the whole skateboard—trucks and bearings and wheels—comes together. » 3/03/15 10:57pm 3/03/15 10:57pm

Watching beer cans get made is like seeing a ballet of machines at work

New Zealand craft brewery Garage Project reveals how they make their Hops on Pointe beer cans and it's like watching a machinery ballet unfold before our eyes. It's funny to imagine these big honking machines made of metal and wires dressed in tutus but there is a surprising elegance to the can making process. » 2/25/15 11:54pm 2/25/15 11:54pm

I don't know what the hell I just watched but I watched it all

So this machine comes with a weird thingie and it starts moving the ground and then there's this weird hose that goes under and stuff or something. I guess the hose will be connected to a pump to drain the water at some point. I don't know. I don't care. I just know that I watched it all. So relaxing. » 2/06/15 5:29pm 2/06/15 5:29pm

The beautiful process of making a Beretta shotgun is hypnotizing

Here's a short film by Ancarani Studio that shows the process of making a Beretta shotgun. It's an artistic take on the process so shots are dolled up and it's not like every Beretta gun comes with its own birth movie but I love seeing how futuristic robots and old fashioned human craftsmanship work together. » 12/15/14 10:22pm 12/15/14 10:22pm

Magic ultrasonic cutting machine perfectly slices sandwiches in half

It never occurred to me to wonder who or what cuts those soul crushing pre-packaged sandwiches that I always find myself eating at an airport, but now I know: it's one of these magic machines. The cutting arm seeks out whole sandwiches and positions its slicer perfectly with ultrasound to deliver the optimal cut. » 12/12/14 12:33am 12/12/14 12:33am

The amazing, incredible, invisible Lego lift

The YouTube channel for akiyuky hosts a slew of Lego machine videos from rigs that actually clean Lego balls to incredible Rube Goldberg contraptions. The latest video is a great watch. Maybe it's the sound of the mechanics or my love of watching complex machinery churn, but it is truly mesmerizing. » 12/10/14 9:45am 12/10/14 9:45am

Watching all these macro shots of machines being used put me in a trance

Mazer Media, the people who filmed this short Machines Rule the World, promises that there is a story in this video that stitches together beautiful macro shots of machines being used. I couldn't find it because I was so entranced by the close up scenes that I completely forgot that I was watching something. » 10/28/14 12:23am 10/28/14 12:23am

Seeing an old anvil get restored is surprisingly enjoyable

Wow. This is actually really cool. Jimmy DiResta found an old anvil from an antique store and restored it to its previous glory. The finished restored anvil looks fantastic but it's the entire process that's got me slack jawed. All the sparkles and whirring and refining and polishing makes restoring look like a form… » 10/09/14 12:16am 10/09/14 12:16am

How the addictive magic material known as bubble wrap is made

You can have your graphene or your insane non-flammable fabric or some NASA space material, magic material to me will always be bubble wrap. It's catnip for humans with souls and the process to make it is pretty fascinating. It starts with resin that is vacuumed out and heated to create a film and used to trap air. » 10/07/14 1:23am 10/07/14 1:23am

Short film: Machines keep on fighting a war even though everyone is dead

Here's an uncomfortable vision of the future that'll make your soul tremble a little bit: what if we built automated machines to fight our wars for us? What if those machines killed everyone on the planet? And what happens when the war is over and everyone is dead but those machines are still programmed to fight? » 10/06/14 9:01pm 10/06/14 9:01pm