Machine Macros - Photography Contest [51 entries]

Manually mechanical Picture

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Contest goal:

Enter macro images of a machine. A machine is defined as: any mechanical or electrical device that transmits or modifies energy to perform or assist in the performance of human tasks. The catch: Computers, Televisions, phones and cameras are excluded and will be considered off topic... Others will need to guess what machine you took a macro of.

Status: finished. Check out the winners below!
Suggested by: rbsgrl

WYSIWYG: There are a lot of entries which are not machines, but tools and instruments... ( 5 years and 2521 days ago )
rbsgrl: I agree with some of the tools, however some of them are "simple machines" as one of the authors pointed out:
It is rather confusing!! ( 5 years and 2521 days ago )
kyricom: A lot of these entries are tools, not machines. WYSIWYG is right. There are 6 "simple machines." They are the pulley, lever, wedge, wheel and axle, a screw, and the inclined plane. ( 5 years and 2520 days ago )
rbsgrl: Then these should be red flagged and let the mod decide. I am not comfortable doing so, for more than one reason. ( 5 years and 2519 days ago )
Toothpick134: Look... Although a hammer for example, may not seem as a machine to us, but in fact if you think about what is in the contest details bit, you soon realise that a human hand transmits kinetic energy to the hammer and therefore the hammer does a job of pinning the nail in to something, I doubt that anyone would be able to preform such action without the use of that hammer..

Same goes for allot of the tools in this contest.. ( 5 years and 2519 days ago )
rbsgrl: And a hammer is also a lever. That's why I think the definition of what most think of when we say machine vs. a simple machine can be rather confusing. ( 5 years and 2519 days ago )
adeincyprus: There are a lot of 'close up', when the contest calls for macros!! ( 5 years and 2517 days ago )
k5683: ( 5 years and 2517 days ago )
k5683: oops, supposed to be ( 5 years and 2517 days ago )
kyricom: The contest doesn't say the entries must be one of the 6 simple kinds... but, there is a definite difference between a "machine" and a "tool." ( 5 years and 2517 days ago )

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Manually mechanical - created by maclu2iaf

Manually mechanical
Favs: 2SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 1/51Score: 62.3% (35)7058 views

(5 years and 2524 days ago)

In Stitches - created by rbsgrl

In Stitches
Favs: 4SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 2/51Score: 61.8% (30)7883 views

(5 years and 2524 days ago)

Cassette - created by rbrum

Favs: 0SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 3/51Score: 61.2% (25)6593 views

(5 years and 2517 days ago)

I Surrender - created by jeaniblog

I Surrender
Favs: 3SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 4/51Score: 60.4% (20)5620 views

(5 years and 2521 days ago)

Actually Used! - created by MnMCarta

Actually Used!
Favs: 0SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 5/51Score: 59.7% (15)5794 views

(5 years and 2519 days ago)