How its Made


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Ever wonder how compact discs, luxury, watches, ceramic brake discs (above), lithium-ion batteries, or chainsaws were made? If so, we’ve rounded up ten fascinating videos that show exactly how all of these gadgets were made from start to finish. Continue reading to see them all.

Soap bars are traditionally used for washing, bathing, and cleaning, but that doesn’t mean you can’t throw in some geeky style. The Nintendo Game Boy soap bar above is a perfect example. Click here to see twelve more cool soap designs for geeks. Continue reading to watch a “How It’s Made” segment on soap bars.

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Ever wonder how helicopters, gold, mirrors, contact lenses, toothpicks, erasers, pencils, and more are made? Then look no further than these videos from Discovery Networks. Continue reading to see how ten interesting things are made — gold image above via.

Ever wonder how gold bars are made? If so, look no further than this “How It’s Made” segment. Here’s one thing you may not have known about gold: “automobiles may use gold for heat dissipation; McLaren uses gold foil in the engine compartment of its F1 model.” Video after the break. Click here for more pictures.

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Attendees were “invited to create their own Swiss Army Knife at an exhibition at the Chateau de Prangins, near Geneva, to mark the firm’s 125th anniversary.” Continue reading to see how they are made in slideshow format.

This isn’t a retro How it’s Made segment, but rather a real company that’s still pressing vinyl records. Gotta Groove Records, located in Cleveland (OH), specializes “in 7″ and 12″ vinyl creation/manufacturing using PVC molding.” Video after the break.

Vinyl records are making a comeback. Yeah, in the world of instant music downloads and portable music, a lot of music fans are falling in love with vinyl – again.

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