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

Submitted by: stephab13 5 years ago in Misc

Science!
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Female 2,415
That is freaking cool.
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Female 12
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.
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Male 15,832
@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."
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Female 500
That`s pretty badass.
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Male 159
na-ah..
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Male 702
...and I for one welcome our new robotic overlords.
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Male 14,959
There`s three children inside sorting frantically.
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Male 12
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.
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Male 14,331
[quote]Must be European....no American would be smart enough to come up with this.[/quote]

The window licking canuckistanian said over the internetz...... (invented by kittehz!)
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Male 914
"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.
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Male 1,582
That is pretty impressive.
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Male 840
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.
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Male 71
this is not germany on the back grond you read "rode kruis" tis is dutch tis is belguim or holand (netherlands)
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Male 39
Typical Germans, always being Ãœber efficient
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Male 15,832
[quote]Damn robots are taking all the jobs. Do not like.[/quote]
Right, because every time they advertise a job laying paver bricks by hand, they`re lined up around the block.
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Male 645
cheaters!
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Male 1,595
@goalijerry
Dang, I knew it was too good to be true, but I still wish it wasn`t :\
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Male 840
Damn robots are taking all the jobs. Do not like.
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Male 4,014
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.
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Male 166
Damn.
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Male 3,745
nifty
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Male 2,619
No.
Fu*king.
Way.

That`s awesome.
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Female 2,549
Neato
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Male 186
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.
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Male 13,624
Has to be German, carpet paving, brilliant
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Male 2,700
"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.
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Male 1,586
@caper this makes life easier so it was obviously invented by an American.
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Male 41
"Not science. Engineering."

"Engineering is science. "

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

wah wah semantics
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Female 511
Must be European....no American would be smart enough to come up with this.
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Male 117
Now thats impressive.
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Male 48
You`re right, no human being would stack bricks like this.
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Male 28
"Not science. Engineering."

"Engineering is science. "

Engineering applies what science discovers, it`s not science. Science does experiments.
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Female 155
Is that a wizard?
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Male 10
DEY TOOK OUR JERBS!!
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Male 7,774
OMG I never knew
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Male 4,793
MAGIC!
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Male 593
WOW, just WOW!!!
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Male 559
"Not science. Engineering."

Engineering is science.
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Male 192
Not science. Engineering.
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Male 39,147
Oooo! ic.
It`s still cool! A fantastic innovation.
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Male 14,331
AWWWWW ya gotta do the pattern ASTROTURF IT IS!!
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Male 1,341
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Male 519
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.
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Male 1,949
@auburnjunky, they`re going to repair the machines, because the American`t`s aren`t educated enough.
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Female 6,381
Actually, two or more workers ride the machine, placing the bricks in the desired pattern as it rolls slowly along. Sorry to disappoint.
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Male 86
It is real. It is a Dutch invention and I have seen it live in action. A marvel of engineering.
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Male 31
with a video
link
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Male 3,325
"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!
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Male 319
WITCH!
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Male 89
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.
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Male 808
Holy Crap legit...brick layer
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Male 14,331
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!
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Male 2,690
Is this real?! :O
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Male 6,737
Holy crap. That`s pretty cool.

As cool as lockblock can get...
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Male 10,338
What are the illegals going to do now?!
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Male 303
I`m throwing my money at the screen but nothings happening!
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Male 762
Weird, how does it account for the cut bricks on the boarders?
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Male 5,314
that cannot be real
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Male 15,510
How many jobs is that machine ending
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Male 5,811
Well, technically it would be engineering, but whatever.
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Male 3,781
and thats how skynet start
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Female 179
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