Category Archives: construction

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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Solar array construction time lapse

The building of a 1 megawatt solar site near Hastings, Minnesota.

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The briefcase fireplace

Mad scientist Colin Furze has created a portable fireplace comfort station built into a briefcase. [4:02]

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On being a lineman

Maintenance on the lines can sometimes bring surprises.

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One man’s cool home brewery

Award winning beer maker, Chris Bowen, gives a tour of Hammersmith Ales. Need more detail into the rig. Forbes doesn’t care. Cameraman needs more training.

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Railroad thermite welding – fave

Storfors, Sweden.

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Rideable power trowel

As the concrete begins the curing process, the finishing crew uses the Ride-on Power Trowel Machines with twin rotor blade assemblies to finish the slab to the required specifications. This is clever and can save a bunch of time. More … Continue reading

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Shit welders say

There’s one (or a whole bunch) in every trade. [6:41]

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Running DOOM

Guy gets DOOM to run on a super tiny Intel Edison computer. Won’t be long before we’ll be able to play the game on our toasters while waiting for it to pop.

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This is riveting

A barrel patch being hot riveted at LNWR Heritage Crewe, a steam locomotive restoration endeavor.

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Honda automatic transmission rebuild time lapse

No manuals nearby, no exploded view pinned to the wall; apparently this guy has all the steps memorized. Also, jeezus christ, that tranny’s huge!

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