Machines!

Machines!

  • TV-Y7
  • 2010
  • 1 Season
  • 6.8  (2,280)

Machines! answers the question: "How do machines work?" Each episode features, in documentary style, a different type of machine and explains how the machine works. The narrator of the episode also provides little tidbits of interesting information about the machine, such as history, statistics and comparisons to other machines. The types of machines range across industries. Examples of past topics include bowling pinsetters, pinball machines, roller coasters, large scientific telescopes and printing presses.

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Assault Vehicle, Mining Drill, Stirling Engine, Recycling Sorting Machine
13. Assault Vehicle, Mining Drill, Stirling Engine, Recycling Sorting Machine
May 20, 2010
Red Bore-the biggest drill out there-drills from the bottom up;Light Assault Vehicle packs infantry and their ammo into hot spots;Recycling plant sorts, separates and shreds recyclables;200 year old Stirling Engine with new ways to provide heat and power.
	Cement Plant, Airport Fire Truck, Passenger Ferry
12. Cement Plant, Airport Fire Truck, Passenger Ferry
May 13, 2010
Cement Plant, Airport Fire Truck, Passenger Ferry
	Helicopter, 3D Printer, Segway, Streetcar
11. Helicopter, 3D Printer, Segway, Streetcar
May 7, 2010
A powerful helicopter conquers the thin air of Everest; a 3-D printer creates a real plastic model of the image its fed; Segway's three-inch brain keeps you from falling; An electric tram uses its braking system to help power another vehicle
Water Bomber, Combine Harvester, Wind Tunnel, 50 Cal Machine Gun
10. Water Bomber, Combine Harvester, Wind Tunnel, 50 Cal Machine Gun
April 29, 2010
Water bomber drops 8 tons of water a second; Corn harvester gathers, shucks and strips corn off its cob at four million kernels a minute; wind tunnel storm-testing a scale model skyscraper before its built; 50-cal machine gun smashes concrete and steel
All Terrain Vehicle, Car Wash, Elevator, ATM (
9. All Terrain Vehicle, Car Wash, Elevator, ATM (
April 23, 2010
The largest-ever engine on an ATV; A tunnel-style car wash that washes your car, protects its paint job, all on a cup of water; Elevator's safety brake; how the ATM sizes you up, checks your bank and hands over your money.
Thames Flood Barrier, Electric Locomotive, Gas Pump, Photo-finish camera
8. Thames Flood Barrier, Electric Locomotive, Gas Pump, Photo-finish camera
April 16, 2010
Thames Flood barrier protects London from storm surges; diesel-electric locomotive is a rolling electrical generator; Self-serve gas pump mixes octane, measures fuel and presents bill; When stakes are high, all bets look to the photo finish camera.
Search & Rescue Boat, Vacuum Toilet, Hybrid Car, Reinvented Zeppelin
7. Search & Rescue Boat, Vacuum Toilet, Hybrid Car, Reinvented Zeppelin
April 9, 2010
Coast Guard's Search and Rescue boat self-rights after capsizing; Aircraft Cabin pressure drives the vacuum toilet; A mass produced hybrid electric car depends on its power split device to make it work; the high performance Zeppelin makes a comeback.
Stunt Plane, Tug Boat, Carousel
6. Stunt Plane, Tug Boat, Carousel
April 2, 2010
The Russian built Sukoi aerobatic stunt plane is built to withstand near-deadly G-force; A tug boat digs into water to wrangle ships a thousand times its size; the mechanical monster beneath the story book facade of the fairground carousel.
Industrial Loom, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, Logging Machine, Hovercraft
5. Industrial Loom, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, Logging Machine, Hovercraft
March 26, 2010
A logging machine that cuts and stacks 4,000 trees a day; A hovercraft is redesigned into a rescue vehicle; A high-speed industrial loom weaves thread 2,000 times a minute; A remote controlled microdrone takes pictures and lands on its own.
Super Ferris Wheel, Jet Ski, Hoover Dam, Traffic Light
4. Super Ferris Wheel, Jet Ski, Hoover Dam, Traffic Light
March 19, 2010
London Eye Ferris wheel- 800 riders, 40 stories high; Slung low and mean, jet ski prototype "Samba" lets beginners stunt like the pros; Hoover Dam- the inner workings of hydro electric power; urban traffic light and the networks that drive it.
Rally Car, Town Hall Clock, Canal Lift Lock, Offset Printing Press
3. Rally Car, Town Hall Clock, Canal Lift Lock, Offset Printing Press
March 12, 2010
An indestructible rally car is built for speed and spills; A high volume, high speed offset printer delivers 80 pages a second; A lift lock hauls a dozen boats 90 feet up, with no fuel or electricity; An eleven story tower clock and what makes it tick.
Solar Power Planet, Hydrogen-Powered Bike, Escalator, Tattoo Machine
2. Solar Power Planet, Hydrogen-Powered Bike, Escalator, Tattoo Machine
March 5, 2010
A power plant in California reflects and concentrates the sun's rays to produce electricity; A hydrogen fuel cell powers an electric motorcycle; the inner workings of an everyday escalator; and meet the tattoo machine: 6,000 stabs a minute.
Coal-Fired Power Plant, Telescope, Rollercoaster, Bowling Pinsetter
1. Coal-Fired Power Plant, Telescope, Rollercoaster, Bowling Pinsetter
March 5, 2010
A coal burning power plant turns coal into explosive dust; a mega-rollercoaster scares us while keeping us alive; A binocular telescope cuts through the haze for sharper-than-ever galactic pictures; a pin-setting robot cleans up behind the scenes.
Description

Machines! answers the question: "How do machines work?" Each episode features, in documentary style, a different type of machine and explains how the machine works. The narrator of the episode also provides little tidbits of interesting information about the machine, such as history, statistics and comparisons to other machines.

The types of machines range across industries. Examples of past topics include bowling pinsetters, pinball machines, roller coasters, large scientific telescopes and printing presses.Machines! is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (13 episodes). The series first aired on March 5, 2010.

Where to Watch Machines!

Machines! is available for streaming on the Science Channel website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Machines! on demand at Vudu.

  • Premiere Date
    March 5, 2010
  • IMDB Rating
    6.8  (2,280)