Awesome Machines

LEGO Soda Machine

LEGO Soda Machine

Superlegosam wanted a soda machine on his desk, so he did what any LEGO geek would do, and built a fully-functional vending machine using LEGO bricks and an NXT controller. It even accepts coins. He’s also got a candy machine.

LEGO Walking Machine

LEGO Walking Machine

With a nod to the Strandbeest, check out Jason Allemann’s latest supercool LEGO creation, a motorized post-apocalyptic themed custom LEGO walking ship.

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Useless Machine: Advanced Edition

Useless Machine: Advanced Edition

YouTuber fornax turned a broken printer into something even more useless (and infuriating), a useless machine with not one or two but eight switches. At this point, it’s almost useful for exercise.

Wrought Iron Machines

Wrought Iron Machines

An incredible demonstration of the mechanical blacksmithing marvels built by Germany’s Hebö Machines, capable of twisting, turning, bending and texturing metal in seconds.

LEGO Great Ball Contraption

LEGO Great Ball Contraption

LEGO fanatic Akiyuki has spent years working on complex mechanical LEGO builds, and his latest is a real doozie. The 100-foot-long machine serves no purpose but to shuttle around 500 tiny balls.

Clockwork K’nex Machine

Clockwork K’nex Machine

Austin has a thing for K’nex building toys. Check out this insane, room-filling ball-rolling contraption built from over 40,000 components, 8 motors, 5 lifts and over 450 feet of track.

Melvin the Machine

Melvin the Machine

Designed by studio HeyHeyHey, Melvin the Magical Mixed Media Machine is the most complicated Rube Goldberg contraption we’ve ever seen. It’s purpose? Promoting itself.

Rube Goldberg Beer Machine

Rube Goldberg Beer Machine

There’s more than one way to brew beer, as is evidenced by this insanely complicated Rube Goldberg contraption from Trumer Pils which goes to great lengths to produce a cold pint.

Universal Robotic Gripper

Universal Robotic Gripper

This innovative approach to the robotic gripper from Cornell, the U of C, and iRobot uses granular material that flows around a item and conforms to its shape to pick up objects of all shapes and sizes.

The First Printed Building

The First Printed Building

In the machine that can print buildings, layers of sand are bound together to create a marble-like material, in effect turning it back into solid stone. The process includes internal curves and ducting.

Automatic Donut Machine

Automatic Donut Machine
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Too lazy to get in the car and head to the local Krispy Kreme? Loosen your belt and get one of these insane machines instead: they crank out 1200-2400 fat-filled mini-donuts per hour.

Husqvarna DXR 310 Demo Robot

Husqvarna DXR 310 Demo Robot

Designed for eliminating structures in spaces where explosives or wrecking balls don’t make sense, the Husqvarna DXR 310 is a beastly remote controlled hydraulic robot built to perform a variety of jobs.

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