There's nothing like a mechanical GIF to restore some order into your chaotic life. Here are ten of the best ones we found this week on r/mechanical_gifs. Enjoy!
Inspired to read about more educational things? Have a look at what happened when some physicists put Lego in the universe's coldest fridge.
Remember that big box of Lego you had as a child that was filled with hundreds of different styles of Lego and twenty Lego men and women from Darth Vader to scuba divers? Trying to sort those boxes would have been impossible. That's probably what Daniel West experienced before he built his Universal Lego Sorting Machine from Lego. It uses artificial intelligence to sort the Lego pieces and we all want one for our ahem nieces and nephews.
Want to read some more interesting articles? Have a look at this story about the very strange fish that washed up on a beach in California.
This article was originally reported by The Verge.
We all know that there's high comedic value in fails. Especially when the things that are failing are not meant to fail... like robots. Simone Gietrz makes robots that have potential but were never really meant to succeed, and watching Simone "use" them will make you laugh harder than anything else you have seen today. Promise. You should probably just watch all of her hilarious videos on her YouTube channel. If you like to watch things exploding, check out NASA's test megarocket fuel tank exploding with liquid nitrogen. It's pretty cool.
There's nothing like a mechanical GIF to soothe the anxieties of the day. Machines (almost always) work smoothly, and if they break, they get fixed. Simple as that. If you need some more simplicity in your life, check out these ten mechanical GIFs and prepare for your life to feel a lot more manageable.
Most of the time, life doesn't go as smoothly as we want it to. Life has nasty little surprises around the corner. But there are some things that will always work like clockwork: machines. There are no nasty surprises with machines. No getting caught in the rain without an umbrella. No parking fines on your windscreen. No dropping your toast on the floor face down. None of that. Mechanical things are dependable. Predictable. So here are ten mechanical GIFs of things working that will satisfy your innate desire for order.