Category Archives: construction

Apple’s saucer building is complete

Apple Park In Cupertino is open! Much of the large construction equipment has been removed from the campus as it is no longer needed. Landscaping gets a finishing touch. If you’re at 90° in the building and have to go … Continue reading

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Brick dominoes

Trying to get that perfect down-and-back domino effect with masonry stone. I really hate emojis. Should go like this:

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The history of dynamite

Dynamite was invented by Alfred Nobel and was the first safely manageable explosive stronger than black powder. Nobel obtained patents for his invention in England on 7 May 1867, in Sweden on 19 October 1867. After its introduction, dynamite rapidly … Continue reading

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Pancake machine

The contraption looks and sounds like a steampunk machine from the early 20th century. I’ll bet the pancakes are delicious with some maple syrup, a coupla eggs and some sausage. Oh. And toast.

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Sculpting Freddie Mercury

Small model of the legendary singer has an actual plastic skeleton to support the sculpture. This statuette is 7.5′ tall. Not bad at all.

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Red ball adventure

Red Ball Adventure is a pegboard wall mounted chain reaction screen link that follows the adventures of a red ball, one ball path style. Inspired by Biisuke Ball and Magnets and Marbles.

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Reroofing time lapse

I don’t envy the jobs that these guys do. Working on a sloped surface two to three stories above the ground wouldn’t play well with ankles, knees and hips. Watch as a roof is stripped and re-covered in time lapse.

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The M.A.DI unfoldable home

M.A.Di. is an unfoldable modular living unit. Using an unfolding technique, this construction system allows to realize earthquake-resistant buildings for residential, leisure and hospitality. M.A.DI. can be also used to set-up of temporary villages for sports, fairs and first aid … Continue reading

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MRI scanner upgrade

A factoid-filled timelapse of upgrading a Trio whole body MRI scanner to a new MAGNETON Prisma 3 Tesla system. The installation took place at the Biomedical Imaging Center at the Beckman Institute over the course of twelve days. [4:05] A … Continue reading

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Apple Park August 2017 drone tour

A drone’s eye view of Apple’s Mothership office space nearing 100% completion.

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Large concrete slab pour time lapse

There’s something in a concrete pour that holds our interests.

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Rebar binder

Binding rebar prior to a concrete pour on an overpass or bridge can be back breaking work. Here are a couple of alternatives where new tools and robots are a workman’s relief. DF 16 Rebar binder by Wacker Neuson And … Continue reading

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Drilling rig pipe connection

Roughnecks at work smoothly running a kelly drive drilling rig exploring for oil. They’re making a connection or “pipe stab” to continue drilling downward. You can see why this job is high risk and requires concentration and skill. These guys … Continue reading

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Rocket powered birthday cake cutter

This invention makes cakes more sanitary and easier to serve. It uses rocket science. [4:38]

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Pulse-arc micro-welding

Welding metals on the jewelry store scale.

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Data center construction time lapse

They tear up an old parking lot to park a soon-to-be data center on it.

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