In now that would make an awesome middle school field trip news (we went to a waste water treatment plant), this is a video from inside a LEGO factory detailing how minifigs are made, at rates up to 8,000 minifigs/hour. Fascinating. Of course the short answer of how LEGO minifigs
This is a brief video of an automated lemon-stickering machine (I know it was on my Christmas list) doing its thing. Its thing being applying the stickers to lemons so both you and the cashier can identify them at the supermarket. Oh is that a lemon? Shoot, I meant to
This is a sizzle reel (think fajitas at Chili’s) for Hyundai Motor Group’s new Mobile Eccentric Droid (MobED), a flat robotic platform on wheels that uses smart suspension and “eccentric wheel drive” powered by three motors in each wheel to keep its payload stabilized no matter the terrain. Some more
This is a video of the Guinness World Record holder for largest Rube Goldberg machine, an entirely overcomplicated machine that takes four and a half minutes and 427 individual steps to turn on a light. For reference, I usually get the job in a single step by yelling, “Hey —
This is artist Neil Mendoza’s ‘The Fragility Of Complexity’, a kinetic sculpture that consists of a series of rotating hammers that just barely miss breaking light bulbs as the the circle around their axis, the light bulbs swinging perfectly in between the hammer’s head and grip as they pass. Per
This is a video from the Faber-Castell pen manufacturing plant in Engelhartszell, Austria detailing how the “superfluorescent” Textliner 48 highlighter is made. The factory in Engelhartszell produces some 35-million pens and markers every year, and I suspect at least half of those eventually spend some time in a person’s butt.
This is a video of the all-electric Jetson ONE single-seat vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) flying machine (seen here previously) taking a flight through the woods. And by flight through the woods I mean along a straight cleared path through the woods, not like the speeder bike chase scene on
This is a video of the Ingenuity rotorcraft (upper middle of screencap) flying above the Martian surface. Ingenuity, the first flying craft deployed by humans on another planet, flew approximately 700-feet at an altitude of 26-feet before landing. The footage, albeit relatively unimpressive to watch if you pretend this is