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May 23, 2016 / philosophermouseofthehedge

Darth, no. Tiny inclinations.

 Partly robot crafted, so wonder it's robot looking 2015 Porsche 918 rear view. (Image: caranddriver.com)

Partly robot crafted, so no wonder it reflects their image. (2015 Porsche 918 Spyder looking forward from rear /caranddriver.com)

Started innocently enough.

Then the steely eyeing.

And they were ready to roll.

A little detailing required. Some are predestined for that.

What makes cars go. Screenshot.YouTube/YouCar Porsche 918 Spyder. video of factory))

Artful little things that make it go. (YouTube.YouCar/Porsche in the factory)

The realm of dogs and little kids.

You know how they fly tethered to adults like tails of kites?

Stopping to look at every blade of grass, the tiniest details.

No clue what’s going on in the big one’s minds, but there’s so many little things on their level to explore. Such important stuff and always jerked along before finished.

Such training, that.

Porsche innards Details from Porsche 918 Spyder being built in factory. (YouCar/ You Tube.)

Man and machine. The guts of both work better when all the little parts are aligned and operating in unison as intended (Porsche innards/YouCar.You Tube)

Tiniest details make the difference.

Machines and parts. If I owned an old fashion hardware store, the bins and shelves would look like museum displays. Little showcases. They would like that. Tons of tiny sculptures previously considered only as ordinary parts. 

The mechanics are mind-boggling.

People can’t seem to keep things in order with their own, so what chance …

A few little things to help you get on their good side. Possible conversation starters. Focused and recalculating.

Small thoughts.

Phil, the Philosopher Mouse of the Hedge

 Side view of 2015 Porshe 918 Spyder (image caranddriver.com)

You see that little recessed angle shape on the fender behind the front wheel? Designed to scoop air past the mirror stem and direct it into that big vertical slit behind the door to cool the engine which sits behind the seats. A little thing of some thought. Hybrid supercar 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder uses electric motors and a gasoline combustion engine. A little change coming down the road. (caranddriver.com)

 

 

 

 

 

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26 Comments

  1. Paul / May 23 2016 7:29 am

    Elegance of design and engineering. Gotta love it. So very often elegance and excellence are sacrificed for a price point. When that is not the case, the outcome is almost a work of art. I’m not complaining because quite often without the sacrifice, most would not have any chance to experience even a taste of the engineering. Beautiful subject Phil.

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    • philosophermouseofthehedge / May 23 2016 9:47 am

      Such elegance in the most ordinary of things – maybe less now with the price point concerns as you note, and rapid/cheaper/quickly obsolete so replace mindset. How things work, machinery, and little parts are really fascinating objects. Thanks for engineering a comment to leave

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  2. easyweimaraner / May 23 2016 7:33 am

    things like robocop and robofriends are a little scary …. such things remind me always of Stepehen Kings novel as the cars went crazy…

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  3. Chez Shea / May 23 2016 9:47 am

    So cool! My boys would love this!!

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  4. Sarah Ferguson and Choppy / May 23 2016 10:49 am

    Very, very cool!

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  5. PiedType / May 23 2016 7:34 pm

    One, please. And silver works for me.

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    • philosophermouseofthehedge / May 24 2016 11:36 am

      Given up on the Lottery, but have an idea that might work (more tomorrow). Thanks for parking a comment in this lot

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  6. Jane Dougherty / May 24 2016 1:13 am

    I like your image of the kite-tailed dogs and the horse garden ornaments 🙂

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    • philosophermouseofthehedge / May 25 2016 7:14 am

      YEs, in the Land of the Foolish dogs wrap leashes at will (unless being dragged home because it’s raining) and horses live the life of leisure. So many pictures and stories parading by. Thanks for stopping by to see on the porch and chat a bit

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  7. D. Wallace Peach / May 24 2016 8:38 am

    Robotics are slowly infiltrating all parts of our lives. Fortunately, robots have not learned how to write books yet. I’m safe 🙂

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    • philosophermouseofthehedge / May 25 2016 7:16 am

      While computers are being employed to put profitable tuneful notes together, there are still musicians and writers are still out there. Not on the endagered list yet! Thanks for penning a comment

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  8. RKLikesReeses / May 24 2016 1:50 pm

    Lyrical, thought-provoking! Not ready for robocar here. Or robo-anything, if I can avoid it. Even self-opening doors to stores freak me out. Handy, yes. But hard to reason with when the power goes out.
    That Porsche is luscious in its very special way.
    “How things work, machinery, and little parts are really fascinating objects.” Yes! Love seeing/hearing equipment function. Spent time near it waaay back when I worked for the giant pharmaceutical company. Even then, the robots were marching. Talked to an old (yes, 95) family friend this morning who told me that her recently-acquired automatic recliner has decided that she needs more exercise. For some reason it tries to eject her even when she hasn’t pushed the button to do that. Whooosh! Up in the air! ::shivers::
    🙂

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    • philosophermouseofthehedge / May 25 2016 7:25 am

      When chairs decide, it’s beginning. (Astute people are probably trying to corner the market of old solid wood antique chairs?)
      The self parking cars are a little creepy for me….and the driverless cars that run over pedistrians because the owner didn’t buy the people avoidance package ( It’s extra. Really. Not making this up).
      Machinery and equipment has a beauty all of its’ own. Luscious is the perfect word for the 918. Museum quality build – and all that new technology.
      Cats, of course. will be the salvation. They know command and can outstare a machine. No problem.Thanks for driving a comment over here

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  9. heylookawriterfellow / May 24 2016 2:04 pm

    I await the robocalypse.

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    • philosophermouseofthehedge / May 25 2016 7:27 am

      The advanced guard has already infiltrated! But no worries. Machines can’t make a cat blink, so if we keep the felines on our side, hairballs and shedding may be enough to halt their progress. (and if we can just get little kids back into taking stuff apart to see how it works….)
      Thanks for parking a comment in this lot

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      • heylookawriterfellow / May 25 2016 10:40 am

        If robots and cats engaged in a full blown war I’m not sure which side I would be on.

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        • philosophermouseofthehedge / May 25 2016 11:58 am

          We’ll have to just huddle along the sides and wait. Robots might may a fatal mistake by assuming the sitting cat is a statue. Even people say, “Ignore a cat at your own risk…”

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  10. Kourtney Heintz / May 25 2016 8:35 am

    It’s funny how dogs can sense so many more details than we can. I think that’s why they meander so much on a walk. All those smells to investigate and sort out. 🙂

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    • philosophermouseofthehedge / May 25 2016 3:02 pm

      Dog as so busy. We’re lucky they put their jobs aside and have time for us humans! Thanks for chasing down a comment to leave

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  11. Jay E. / May 26 2016 5:00 pm

    Many times I appreciate the intricate levers and gears more than the machine as a whole.

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    • philosophermouseofthehedge / May 26 2016 6:06 pm

      No part is unimportant. Each a sculpture all to itself. Discovery Channel/Velocity had Supercar/How its made/Posche 918 episode that showed the factory with robots as well as the hand crafting by humans. Really cool to watch the construction (Still trying to locate a pix of that huge rectangular battery shuffled into place standing up behind the seat.) The process is as intriguing as the product. Thanks for crafting a comment to leave

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