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Author Topic: An interesting look at technology  (Read 850 times)

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Offline Hellraiser

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An interesting look at technology
« on: August 21, 2010, 08:57:49 PM »
Here's some examples of technology we kind of take for granted.  The sewing machine and the stick shift just blew my mind.


Offline GSOgymrat

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Re: An interesting look at technology
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2010, 10:35:09 PM »
Very cool.

Offline WillyWump

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Re: An interesting look at technology
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2010, 10:58:33 PM »
Awesome! all of them! I often wondered how a prop engine on a plane worked, no I know!

btw, the little gadget illustrating the "Steam Engine Principle", I got one of those exact things for Xmas when I was a kid. It was made of wood, and it was boring as hell, no matter how fast you cranked it you could never get the 2 little wooden blocks to crash into each other. I think my mom may have made it, she was cheap as hell :(

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Offline J.R.E.

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Re: An interesting look at technology
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2010, 07:35:18 AM »
Thanks for that !!  These are the machines I used to install and maintain , when I worked for AMF bowling corporation. I was with them for a little over 20 years.

This particular model is the 82-70 , which is still in  use today.  I also worked on the 82-30, which was one of the original automatic machine.

Each machine has 20 pins in it.  When the bowler throws the ball, the pins land on the "carpet, which moves the pins into the pinwheel, and then lifts them up to the distributor. ( which by the way has one of those constant velocity joints on it)

The brains of the machine were controlled by 5 pc boards.  They are now controlled by one board.

Once on the dfistributor, the pins on moved to the "bin" , where they are stored until the machine sets ten new pins:



« Last Edit: August 22, 2010, 07:39:14 AM by J.R.E. »
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Diagnosed positive in 1985,.. In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started on  HAART on October 24th, 2003.

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Offline poz1970

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Re: An interesting look at technology
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2010, 08:17:58 PM »
wow, love it....

and the bowling pin one was good too!! thanks :-)

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