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I took some photos, too. Not great quality as most were snapped from the train.
Holy crap! What the f*** is that thing?!
I admit I'm not completely sure. I believe it's some kind of german monster made for changing God's will. You can find more info if you google for 'tagebau' (german for "Crusher of Worlds").
It's also the first result if you google for 'big machine'.
Oh shit! It's that thing! I've seen pics of it before.
Oh man, it's so fricken sweet. Multiple orgasms.
"Especially large bucket-wheel excavators, over 200 meters long and up to 100 meters in height, are used in German strip-mining operations, and are the largest earth-movers in the world. These tremendous machines can cost over $100 million, take 5 years to assemble, require 5 people to operate, weigh more than 13,000 tons, and have a theoretical capacity of more than 12,000 m³/h.
Specifically, the RB293 bucket wheel excavator manufactured by MAN Takraf is recognised by Guinness World Records as the largest land vehicle." - Wikipedia
A high res photo of one here.
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I was looking up Honda's ASIMO for some robot reference and inspiration, and also discovered ASIMO's prototypes, the E-series and P-series robots. It's quite a neat metamorphosis from the earliest prototype to the final version.
Wasker, COOL pics.
Is that robot real? What does it do?
edit: gah you beat me to it.
sidenote. Davi. perhaps you should use an example link that's.. i dunno.. not PORN. this is a mech thread no?
cellphone picture, sorry...
That's Bagger 288. A giant excavator and transportation device.
You get some nice images of similar machines if you search for "bucket-wheel excavator" (which is what Bagger is) on google images - Link.
This is worth looking at for some beautiful photos of derelict and abandoned places, usually restricted access sites not open to the public like industrial sites, underground tunnels, military sites, asylums and hospitals, etc. It's fascinating AND there's some epic references to be found!
the union pacific big boy. the largest, most powerful steam locomotive ever made.
a lot of stuff about the tagebau here
pld: Too much pressure! My deviantART site
I just uploaded some photos of found mechanical objects to flickr. Hope someone finds them to be useful. They are nice and big, too.
As the German, I went ahead and searched for Tagebau. It's a mining site (definition) with INSANELY large machines.
German Wikipedia: http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tagebau
English Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open-pit_mining
However, those are just peanuts to the quality provided here:
This is a german site, so I will present you a visual guide to navigating the page:
Picture 1: Those are the main categories. I have tried them all, every single category has high-quality pictures of something.
- Tagebautechnik - Open-Pit Mining Tools
- Lagerplatztechnik - Storage Space Tools
- Aufbereitungstechnik - Packaging and Preparation Tools
- Verladesysteme - Transportation Tools (Via Truck or similar)
- Fördertechnik - Transportation Tools (Via Pipes and similar)
- Hafentechnik - Naval/Port Technology
- Komponenten - Components
Picture 2: In the middle are the sub-categories. Please don't make me translate those, even I have no damn idea what half of those things are xD They are big and mechanical, okay?
Picture 3: As far as I can tell, every subcategory has downloadable, high-res pics to save. Just click on the floppy on the right side of the screen which I've conveniently highlighted. Keep scrolling, there might be more. Lots of categories to choose from too!
You're done! Just make sure you don't download the clips unless you want to (they will have a movie strip below the floppy).
Like Hiding the Daylight from the Sun.
Like trying to save the Icecube from the cold.
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Oh Great Its seems like Giant Robert !!!!
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some more mechanical reference of my own photography
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