machines

A Pipe Cleaner Bending LEGO Robot Is Equal Parts Pointless And Brilliant

Video: Pipe bending machines make short work of twisting and shaping metal tubes into everything from car exhausts to trombones. Yoshihito Isogawa’s pipe cleaner bending robot works essentially the same way, although it’s more of an exercise in pushing LEGO to its functional limits, as opposed to filling an automated…

A High-Speed Bacon Slicing Machine Should Come Standard With Every Kitchen

A High-Speed Bacon Slicing Machine Should Come Standard With Every Kitchen

Video: Hidden away in factories across the globe are purpose-built industrial machines that the world not only deserves to know about, but also deserves a chance to own. Like this high-speed meat slicer that would finally help you realise your dream of having bacon for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner.

Why You Should Always Walk On Escalators

Why You Should Always Walk On Escalators

On Tuesday, The New York Times decided to reignite the age old debate of walking versus standing on escalators. And do you know what the paper concluded? “You shouldn’t walk on escalators.” This is a patently incorrect conclusion for at least four reasons.