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WMD - Weapons of Musical Destruction. A modern trebuchet flinging an upright piano. Built in two days, for the band "Dirty on Purpose". Designed, built and fired by Jeff Del Papa, founder of the Junkyard Wars/ Scrapheap Challenge team The NERDS. Check the link for lectures and team building exercises led by the builder.
9 Mar 2007
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Ever wonder how those whacko's got onto that reality show? Despite having succeeded at the game, we don't know either. But for the curious, here is the tape that worked for us. We were the first Americans to appear on the engineering competition Junkyard Wars (Scrapheap Challenge to the rest of the world). This is the deluxe version of what we sent them. Ever wonder how a sewing machine works? See a larger than life model constructed, and the operation demonstrated using adult humans as the working parts. (aka stupid human tricks) Nerds speak - Have a Nerd speak at your next event. Or host your own Junkyard Wars style competition - Makes a great team building exercise. See *******www.the-nerds****/lecture.html
13 Mar 2007
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Time lapse video of the building of a large Trebuchet. The machine was built for the band "dirty on purpose"'s latest rock video, "Car No Driver" The machine was designed and built by Jeff Del Papa, founder of the engineering competition team "The New England Rubbish Deconstruction Society; The NERDS", with the assistance of B&M Fabrication of Gilbertsville PA. Built from steel, it weighs over 2.5 tons. (counterweight represented 1.5 tons of the total). The frame is 20 feet tall, the arm tip is another 18 feet at its highest point. This was filmed at a rate of one frame every 4 seconds (two minutes of real time for every second of video). Contact me if you would like a similar prop build for your organization, or my team building exercises based on "Junkyard Wars"
15 Mar 2007
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carnifex is a pansy imho
4 Mar 2009
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The Thanet Kent Fire & Rescue service show Kent TV how they rescue casualties from vehicles that have been involved in road traffic collisions.
27 Mar 2009
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Who Said The Tape Deck Was Dead?! [ *******www.chinavasion****/5tm2 ]. There's no need to put your car tape decks, boom boxes and walkmans on the scrapheap next to your 8-track and floppy disk drive. You can dust it off and plug it in thanks to this MP3 player which will play digital music on cassette decks or work as a stand-alone MP3 player. Besides looking fantastic and giving your retro gadgets a second life it is also easy to use with a simple seven button interface driving everything and offering fast forward and rewind functions when being played on a traditional tape player. Check it out now at [ *******www.chinavasion****/5tm2 ] or see more cool gadgets at *******ww.chinavasion****.
2 Sep 2008
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