Advertisement

Making Striped Plastic Drinking Straws Is Satisfyingly Complex

Of all the objects you use on a daily basis, you’ve probably never stopped to wonder how plastic drinking straws came to be. But if you like complicated machines that are simultaneously extruding, cutting, and sorting, you’ll be more than satisfied with the high-speed process behind making two-toned plastic drinking…

Here's How Giant Machines Clear Roads Through Ridiculously Deep Snow

Mother Nature always forgets to end winter in places like Norway so it’s up to these giant snow blower tractors to clear the road. You can see how it works in the video below, the monster snow blower blasts through the layers of thick snow and carves out an open path, revealing the mountain road that was buried…

This Mechanical Beat Machine Filled with Random Things for Instruments Is So Fun

I wish I could see more of the build process for artist Koka Nikoladze’s mechanical beat machines, but the little teasers of shaping springs and wires and wood in the video will have to do. In the end, the machines become adorably weird music boxes that are totally programmable and can “produce different kinds of…

Hand Building a Powerful 565 Horsepower Car Engine Is Like Completing the Hardest Puzzle

What you’re seeing is the engine of a 2017 Nissan GT-R—that is, the 3.8-liter V6 24-valve twin-turbocharged engine—being hand assembled. It’s like the world’s hardest 3D puzzle that gets bigger as you’re going through it with more complicated pieces to mess up the process. The final product is a machine of beauty, 565…

How Do Vending Machines Tell the Difference Between Fake Coins and Real Coins?

One of my life dreams as a child was to be able to fool a vending machine with quarter-like objects. I mean, how smart could a vending machine be, right? Wrong. More like how dumb a kid I was. Vending machines use light sensors to measure the size of a coin and electromagnets to detect the metal type to determine what…

Would an ATM Machine Break Open If You Dropped It Off a Crane a 100 Feet in the Air?

For anyone who needs money and also has access to a crane and can somehow finagle an entire ATM machine out of thin air, you now have your blueprint into breaking an ATM open. Those machines are tough! Breaking ATMs for cash is the stuff of movies and TV shows! But it doesn’t have to be hard. Just drop it from a 100…

These Totally Mesmerizing Robots That Sort Batteries Are Just Awesome

I legitimately have fun watching these robot arms sort out batteries because they are just so damn good at their jobs. A conveyor belt pushes out an endless stream of batteries that desperately need sorting and the robot arms somehow never fall behind. One robot arm grabs the batteries that are scattered all over the…

Watch This Massive Machine Dig Up a Ridiculous Amount of Carrots at Once

Seeing the actual process of farming vegetables or fruit or any food item is always fascinating because we get to see how it’s actually done in real life as opposed to just seeing the end result of the produce section at the grocery store. Machines have also made the concept of farming so much different than what it…

Advertisement

Building these colossal haul trucks is like building your very own Transformer

Oh man. This is one big baby. The Liebherr T 282 is one of the largest haul trucks in the world (it has the 2nd largest haul truck payload capacity) and it’s assembly process is so impressive that I would totally believe it if each one of these bad boys were Transformers that we’ve created and didn’t want to tell…

Video: Giant shredder machine chomps down and swallows cars

Car, meet giant shredder machine. Giant shredder machine, meet car. Oh dammit, you’re going to eat the car. It’s always fun to watch giant shredders tear up and break things but it’s even more fun when they turn something that’s big and really hard to break—like a car—and just go through it like it’s some rag doll toy…