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

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Wendypants
Female, 30-39, Canada
 1936 Posts
Saturday, July 07, 2012 8:48:13 AM
That is freaking cool.

SprayNPray
Female, 18-29, Midwest US
 12 Posts
Saturday, July 07, 2012 8:00:42 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.

OldOllie
Male, 60-69, Midwest US
 11737 Posts
Friday, July 06, 2012 10:47:47 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."

kittilia
Female, 18-29, Western US
 503 Posts
Friday, July 06, 2012 9:10:38 PM
That's pretty badass.

Qystein
Male, 18-29, Europe
 159 Posts
Friday, July 06, 2012 12:32:45 PM
na-ah..

kangoala
Male, 18-29, Australia
 687 Posts
Friday, July 06, 2012 12:07:52 PM
...and I for one welcome our new robotic overlords.

Draculya
Male, 40-49, Asia
 10226 Posts
Friday, July 06, 2012 10:44:32 AM
There's three children inside sorting frantically.

wastedlife81
Male, 30-39, Canada
 12 Posts
Friday, July 06, 2012 9:01:32 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.

McGovern1981
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 12719 Posts
Friday, July 06, 2012 6:09:46 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!)

intrigid
Male, 18-29, Canada
 916 Posts
Friday, July 06, 2012 5:38:27 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.

Justin9235
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 1582 Posts
Friday, July 06, 2012 4:11:03 AM
That is pretty impressive.

Cartunze
Male, 60-69, Western US
 826 Posts
Friday, July 06, 2012 12:53:45 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.

bolle54
Male, 18-29, Europe
 65 Posts
Thursday, July 05, 2012 10:43:37 PM
this is not germany on the back grond you read "rode kruis" tis is dutch tis is belguim or holand (netherlands)

Cruzy
Male, 18-29, Europe
 37 Posts
Thursday, July 05, 2012 10:27:41 PM
Typical Germans, always being Ãœber efficient

OldOllie
Male, 60-69, Midwest US
 11737 Posts
Thursday, July 05, 2012 10:05:51 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.

SunnyNphilly
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 645 Posts
Thursday, July 05, 2012 8:54:21 PM
cheaters!

DShephard
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 1597 Posts
Thursday, July 05, 2012 8:30:47 PM
@goalijerry
Dang, I knew it was too good to be true, but I still wish it wasn't :\

Cartunze
Male, 60-69, Western US
 826 Posts
Thursday, July 05, 2012 8:26:33 PM
Damn robots are taking all the jobs. Do not like.

goaliejerry
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 4028 Posts
Thursday, July 05, 2012 7:56:08 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.

T3hHippie
Male, 18-29, Canada
 166 Posts
Thursday, July 05, 2012 7:31:02 PM
Damn.

collegebound
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 3656 Posts
Thursday, July 05, 2012 7:20:41 PM
nifty

IRockYeah
Male, 30-39, Europe
 2381 Posts
Thursday, July 05, 2012 5:39:25 PM
No.
Fu*king.
Way.

That's awesome.

sutra46
Female, 40-49, Asia
 2388 Posts
Thursday, July 05, 2012 5:10:03 PM
Neato

Mr_Ike
Male, 18-29, Europe
 88 Posts
Thursday, July 05, 2012 4:53:58 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.

ferdyfred
Male, 40-49, Europe
 8224 Posts
Thursday, July 05, 2012 4:26:13 PM
Has to be German, carpet paving, brilliant

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