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Date: 07/05/12 12:28 PM

62 Responses to And This Is How You Lay A Brick Sidewalk [Pic]

  1. Profile photo of stephab13
    stephab13 Female 13-17
    179 posts
    July 5, 2012 at 12:29 pm
    Link: And This Is How You Lay A Brick Sidewalk - Science!
  2. Profile photo of dm2754
    dm2754 Male 40-49
    3286 posts
    July 5, 2012 at 12:33 pm
    and thats how skynet start
  3. Profile photo of patchgrabber
    patchgrabber Male 30-39
    5812 posts
    July 5, 2012 at 12:35 pm
    Well, technically it would be engineering, but whatever.
  4. Profile photo of Angelmassb
    Angelmassb Male 18-29
    15511 posts
    July 5, 2012 at 12:37 pm
    How many jobs is that machine ending
  5. Profile photo of ScottSerious
    ScottSerious Male 18-29
    5316 posts
    July 5, 2012 at 12:39 pm
    that cannot be real
  6. Profile photo of unmercyfuldu
    unmercyfuldu Male 18-29
    762 posts
    July 5, 2012 at 12:41 pm
    Weird, how does it account for the cut bricks on the boarders?
  7. Profile photo of Arcval
    Arcval Male 18-29
    304 posts
    July 5, 2012 at 12:41 pm
    I`m throwing my money at the screen but nothings happening!
  8. Profile photo of auburnjunky
    auburnjunky Male 30-39
    10339 posts
    July 5, 2012 at 12:42 pm
    What are the illegals going to do now?!
  9. Profile photo of Buiadh
    Buiadh Male 30-39
    6739 posts
    July 5, 2012 at 12:42 pm
    Holy crap. That`s pretty cool.

    As cool as lockblock can get...
  10. Profile photo of RyanHake
    RyanHake Male 18-29
    2690 posts
    July 5, 2012 at 12:45 pm
    Is this real?! :O
  11. Profile photo of McGovern1981
    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14273 posts
    July 5, 2012 at 12:48 pm
    I`m doubting this is real don`t see how it could do that! If it is I want it for a day I`m going to get rid of my lawn mowing this crap is overratted!
  12. Profile photo of canusuck
    canusuck Male 30-39
    777 posts
    July 5, 2012 at 12:49 pm
    Holy Crap legit...brick layer
  13. Profile photo of securitywyrm
    securitywyrm Male 18-29
    89 posts
    July 5, 2012 at 12:51 pm
    It`s real. What you`re not seeing in the picture is that there`s place to stand in front of the direction it`s moving, where people pull from the bricks up top and set them into the tray in the correct order. The machine moves very slowly, so you have plenty of time to find the right pieces and put them in order.
  14. Profile photo of Zach82
    Zach82 Male 30-39
    319 posts
    July 5, 2012 at 12:52 pm
    WITCH!
  15. Profile photo of Rick_S
    Rick_S Male 40-49
    3275 posts
    July 5, 2012 at 12:53 pm
    "I`m doubting this is real don`t see how it could do that! If it is I want it for a day I`m going to get rid of my lawn mowing this crap is overrated!"

    As canusuck`s link shows, it is legit. BUT, the workers stand there and lay out the brick pattern. In this picture it looks like you just load it up and the machine does the rest. THAT would be AWESOME!
  16. Profile photo of evilbat
    evilbat Male 70 & Over
    31 posts
    July 5, 2012 at 12:54 pm
    with a video
    link
  17. Profile photo of Hellsh
    Hellsh Male 30-39
    86 posts
    July 5, 2012 at 12:55 pm
    It is real. It is a Dutch invention and I have seen it live in action. A marvel of engineering.
  18. Profile photo of carmium
    carmium Female 50-59
    6381 posts
    July 5, 2012 at 12:56 pm
    Actually, two or more workers ride the machine, placing the bricks in the desired pattern as it rolls slowly along. Sorry to disappoint.
  19. Profile photo of fancythat
    fancythat Male 30-39
    1950 posts
    July 5, 2012 at 1:02 pm
    @auburnjunky, they`re going to repair the machines, because the American`t`s aren`t educated enough.
  20. Profile photo of RuralNinja
    RuralNinja Male 18-29
    519 posts
    July 5, 2012 at 1:02 pm
    Less impressive after I saw the video that canusuck posted. All it is is a moving wedge that the bricks are stacked on. People are still laying the bricks, they`re just standing to do it.
  21. Profile photo of Kegomatix
    Kegomatix Male 18-29
    1341 posts
    July 5, 2012 at 1:07 pm
    Pretty nifty...
  22. Profile photo of McGovern1981
    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14273 posts
    July 5, 2012 at 1:15 pm
    AWWWWW ya gotta do the pattern ASTROTURF IT IS!!
  23. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
    31789 posts
    July 5, 2012 at 1:24 pm
    Oooo! ic.
    It`s still cool! A fantastic innovation.
  24. Profile photo of gibb0
    gibb0 Male 13-17
    192 posts
    July 5, 2012 at 1:33 pm
    Not science. Engineering.
  25. Profile photo of evanbartlett
    evanbartlett Male 30-39
    559 posts
    July 5, 2012 at 2:10 pm
    "Not science. Engineering."

    Engineering is science.
  26. Profile photo of bdowner60
    bdowner60 Male 40-49
    593 posts
    July 5, 2012 at 2:14 pm
    WOW, just WOW!!!
  27. Profile photo of TKD_Master
    TKD_Master Male 18-29
    4794 posts
    July 5, 2012 at 2:40 pm
    MAGIC!
  28. Profile photo of drawman61
    drawman61 Male 50-59
    7707 posts
    July 5, 2012 at 2:43 pm
    OMG I never knew
  29. Profile photo of jamesragefan
    jamesragefan Male 18-29
    10 posts
    July 5, 2012 at 2:57 pm
    DEY TOOK OUR JERBS!!
  30. Profile photo of tacks
    tacks Female 18-29
    155 posts
    July 5, 2012 at 2:59 pm
    Is that a wizard?
  31. Profile photo of dstbstr
    dstbstr Male 18-29
    28 posts
    July 5, 2012 at 3:03 pm
    "Not science. Engineering."

    "Engineering is science. "

    Engineering applies what science discovers, it`s not science. Science does experiments.
  32. Profile photo of Rumbrave
    Rumbrave Male 18-29
    48 posts
    July 5, 2012 at 3:16 pm
    You`re right, no human being would stack bricks like this.
  33. Profile photo of Hisky
    Hisky Male 18-29
    117 posts
    July 5, 2012 at 3:16 pm
    Now thats impressive.
  34. Profile photo of caper454
    caper454 Female 70 & Over
    511 posts
    July 5, 2012 at 4:03 pm
    Must be European....no American would be smart enough to come up with this.
  35. Profile photo of Bredlom
    Bredlom Male 18-29
    41 posts
    July 5, 2012 at 4:19 pm
    "Not science. Engineering."

    "Engineering is science. "

    "Engineering applies what science discovers, it`s not science. Science does experiments."

    wah wah semantics
  36. Profile photo of honkeylips
    honkeylips Male 30-39
    1586 posts
    July 5, 2012 at 4:20 pm
    @caper this makes life easier so it was obviously invented by an American.
  37. Profile photo of Steelgrid
    Steelgrid Male 30-39
    2700 posts
    July 5, 2012 at 4:25 pm
    "Must be European....no American would be smart enough to come up with this."

    Dutch, I guess you Canadians must be retarded to not be able to do this.

    See how stupid you sound?

    As far as its workings, it still needs to be hand fed.
  38. Profile photo of ferdyfred
    ferdyfred Male 40-49
    13602 posts
    July 5, 2012 at 4:26 pm
    Has to be German, carpet paving, brilliant
  39. Profile photo of Mr_Ike
    Mr_Ike Male 18-29
    164 posts
    July 5, 2012 at 4:53 pm
    It is real, it is European and it`s Dutch (go figure).

    It was invented because the dutch labour laws are getting stricter and stricter. Meaning that it`s no longer allowed for a "brick laying person" to have to manually lift bricks, then kneel to hammer them down one by one. This machine allows the same amount of people to do more work in less time in a more ergonomic way.

    So you`ll probably not see this used in the US any time soon as labour is cheap, labour laws barely exist and machines are expensive.
  40. Profile photo of sutra46
    sutra46 Female 40-49
    2550 posts
    July 5, 2012 at 5:10 pm
    Neato
  41. Profile photo of IRockYeah
    IRockYeah Male 40-49
    2619 posts
    July 5, 2012 at 5:39 pm
    No.
    Fu*king.
    Way.

    That`s awesome.
  42. Profile photo of collegebound
    collegebound Male 18-29
    3745 posts
    July 5, 2012 at 7:20 pm
    nifty
  43. Profile photo of T3hHippie
    T3hHippie Male 18-29
    166 posts
    July 5, 2012 at 7:31 pm
    Damn.
  44. Profile photo of goaliejerry
    goaliejerry Male 30-39
    4019 posts
    July 5, 2012 at 7:56 pm
    Oh, googling shows a video - the machine doesn`t organize the bricks into the pattern. The bricks are loaded into the top into a big bin, then workers grab them, put them into the pattern, and the whole thing rolls slowly onward.

    Increase efficency, but what isn`t shown is two workers standing behind it, grabbing bricks and putting them in order.

    Still a cool invention, certainly increases the speed with which you can lay bricks.
  45. Profile photo of Cartunze
    Cartunze Male 60-69
    841 posts
    July 5, 2012 at 8:26 pm
    Damn robots are taking all the jobs. Do not like.
  46. Profile photo of DShephard
    DShephard Male 18-29
    1595 posts
    July 5, 2012 at 8:30 pm
    @goalijerry
    Dang, I knew it was too good to be true, but I still wish it wasn`t :\
  47. Profile photo of SunnyNphilly
    SunnyNphilly Male 18-29
    645 posts
    July 5, 2012 at 8:54 pm
    cheaters!
  48. Profile photo of OldOllie
    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15844 posts
    July 5, 2012 at 10:05 pm
    Damn robots are taking all the jobs. Do not like.
    Right, because every time they advertise a job laying paver bricks by hand, they`re lined up around the block.
  49. Profile photo of Cruzy
    Cruzy Male 18-29
    39 posts
    July 5, 2012 at 10:27 pm
    Typical Germans, always being Ãœber efficient
  50. Profile photo of bolle54
    bolle54 Male 18-29
    71 posts
    July 5, 2012 at 10:43 pm
    this is not germany on the back grond you read "rode kruis" tis is dutch tis is belguim or holand (netherlands)
  51. Profile photo of Cartunze
    Cartunze Male 60-69
    841 posts
    July 6, 2012 at 12:53 am
    There is not a shortage of people wanting to work, OldOllie. This machine is just another example of the greedy Republican type people wanting to maximize profit. There are some instances where it is better to have a robot doing the work of a human, but keep the damn robots out of the building trades.
  52. Profile photo of Justin9235
    Justin9235 Male 18-29
    1582 posts
    July 6, 2012 at 4:11 am
    That is pretty impressive.
  53. Profile photo of intrigid
    intrigid Male 18-29
    914 posts
    July 6, 2012 at 5:38 am
    "Damn robots are taking all the jobs. Do not like."

    Idiotic statement. If robots were doing all of our jobs, and we all had time to hang around at the beach every day and play poker, you`d say that would be a bad thing.
  54. Profile photo of McGovern1981
    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14273 posts
    July 6, 2012 at 6:09 am
    Must be European....no American would be smart enough to come up with this.

    The window licking canuckistanian said over the internetz...... (invented by kittehz!)
  55. Profile photo of wastedlife81
    wastedlife81 Male 30-39
    12 posts
    July 6, 2012 at 9:01 am
    There`s no way that sliding mat machine moves the bricks, lenny and carl still have that job to do, they just don`t have to blow there backs doin it.
  56. Profile photo of Draculya
    Draculya Male 40-49
    14544 posts
    July 6, 2012 at 10:44 am
    There`s three children inside sorting frantically.
  57. Profile photo of kangoala
    kangoala Male 18-29
    702 posts
    July 6, 2012 at 12:07 pm
    ...and I for one welcome our new robotic overlords.
  58. Profile photo of Qystein
    Qystein Male 18-29
    159 posts
    July 6, 2012 at 12:32 pm
    na-ah..
  59. Profile photo of kittilia
    kittilia Female 18-29
    500 posts
    July 6, 2012 at 9:10 pm
    That`s pretty badass.
  60. Profile photo of OldOllie
    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15844 posts
    July 6, 2012 at 10:47 pm
    @Cartunze I went to the trouble to look this up just for you:

    Milton Friedman was traveling in China in the 1960s and visited a work site where a new canal was being built. He was shocked to see that instead of modern tractors and earth movers, the workers all had shovels. He asked why there were no machines.

    The government bureaucrat explained: "You don`t understand. This is a jobs program." To which Milton replied: "Oh, I thought you were trying to build a canal. If it`s jobs you want, then you should give these workers spoons, not shovels."
  61. Profile photo of SprayNPray
    SprayNPray Female 18-29
    12 posts
    July 7, 2012 at 8:00 am
    Looked up a video of this, 2-3 people stand on the machine and line the bricks in this way. Still pretty cool, but I thought a machine was arranging them. Still way faster than hand laying them.
  62. Profile photo of Wendypants
    Wendypants Female 30-39
    2420 posts
    July 7, 2012 at 8:48 am
    That is freaking cool.

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