Mechanical Menagerie #7: Infrastructure

Fastbrick Robotics Credit: Fastbrick Robotics Fastbrick Robotics Limited has developed an automated bricklaying truck called the Hadrian X capable of laying the foundations of an entire house by itself. Fastbrick Robotics   Bridge This thing builds bridges. Not much else to say.   Dual Snow Blower The Dual Snow Blower is a design to blow…

Sustainability Compilation #1: Sustainable Housing

Brikawood Brikawood was developed by a French company and takes an aim at sustainability in construction. Instead of hammering the wood together the boards are constructed to fit into each other. This way you only need a minimum amount of extra supplies, construction is faster and it’s much easier than traditional methods. Interestingly there are…

DB Export Beer Bottle Sand

DB Export is a brewery based in New Zealand which has a unique machine especially suited to one of their needs. Recycling bottles is fun and all but they’ve come up with a new method of recycling. The DB Export Beer Bottle Sand is a machine that will turn a bottle into sand in 5…

Brikawood

Brikawood was developed by a French company and takes an aim at sustainability in construction. Instead of hammering the wood together the boards are constructed to fit into each other. This way you only need a minimum amount of extra supplies, construction is faster and it’s much easier than traditional methods. Interestingly there are more…

Jews Built & Funded The Roman Colosseum

The Roman Colosseum, one of the marvels of the ancient world, was built using money from the province of Judea. This was not a charitable gift though. The First Jewish Revolt broke out after rising tensions between the Jews and Romans and at first the Jews, though more a loose alliance of rebels than one…

Plastic Homes

Credit: New China TV   Concept Plastics (Conceptos Plásticos) is a Colombian company creating homes from trash. The sheer waste of plastic around the Earth is tremendous when you think of how it could easily be recycled for a different purpose. To put this into perspective, people have built houses from used beer cans. How…