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Author Topic: Technology in China - for the people, by the people  (Read 8909 times)

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Re: Technology in China - for the people, by the people
« Reply #30 on: June 11, 2011, 11:19:39 AM »
Toys that all boys want.

You'll have more fun with Meccano.

Years of fun in every oufit.

Did they have a single advertising slogan that wasn't insidiously sexual.

I was so naieve.
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xwarrior

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Re: Technology in China - for the people, by the people
« Reply #31 on: June 11, 2011, 01:01:57 PM »
Just Like Mr Benn to get it right! Now I will have to return to the shop to see if they have a suitable prize.

My Meccano set was great when I was a kid ... and now I want a set like this one.

This enlargement is of shocking quality but there is enough detail to give an idea of the hours of fun a young boy can have in assembling its components.


  
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Re: Technology in China - for the people, by the people
« Reply #32 on: June 11, 2011, 01:16:09 PM »
Guess you had to be there. Then and now.
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Re: Technology in China - for the people, by the people
« Reply #33 on: June 11, 2011, 02:22:46 PM »
Guess you had to be there. Then and now.

I guess so   awawawawaw
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Re: Technology in China - for the people, by the people
« Reply #34 on: June 11, 2011, 02:54:46 PM »
were they not known as 'erector' sets by meccano in North America. I seem to remember them as well.

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Re: Technology in China - for the people, by the people
« Reply #35 on: June 13, 2011, 09:20:42 AM »
Thanks for all the great photos. Keep 'em coming! agagagagag
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Re: Technology in China - for the people, by the people
« Reply #36 on: June 15, 2011, 11:08:54 AM »

Technology in China - Test for Advanced Students

Question 4.

This is Bus 17 heading to my college - there are only 35 stops to go.

While making a left turn the driver is playing a one-note version of the Post Horn Gallop on the horn, as required by law in China.

Where is the button for the horn on Bus 17?







 
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Re: Technology in China - for the people, by the people
« Reply #37 on: June 16, 2011, 12:11:46 AM »
On the gear shift.
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Re: Technology in China - for the people, by the people
« Reply #38 on: June 16, 2011, 02:04:34 AM »
I would presume that there is no button for the horn at all, on bus # 17.  Instead I would expect that the horn starts to toot automatically, when the ignition is switched on, and continues to toot randomly, regardless of traffic conditions!!

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Re: Technology in China - for the people, by the people
« Reply #39 on: June 16, 2011, 02:24:26 PM »
or one of the foot pedels
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Re: Technology in China - for the people, by the people
« Reply #40 on: June 16, 2011, 02:36:20 PM »
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On the gear shift.

dragonsaver got it right in one. agagagagag

Bus#17 started life, like any other bus of its vintage, with the button for its horn mounted on the dash - you can see 4 buttons on the ledge beneath the speedo.

To sound the horn the driver has to lean forward and extend his right hand to make contact.

The company that runs Bus#17 has come up with a brilliant solution -  they have taped the button to the front of the gear shift/lever. The driver can steer, change gear and sound the horn at the same time. And he can do all this without moving his body.

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I would expect that the horn starts to toot automatically, when the ignition is switched on, and continues to toot randomly, regardless of traffic conditions!!

They may well be working right now on a plan to do this.  mmmmmmmmmm I guess it is possible that drivers of Bus#17 are not pressing the button to sound the horn - they only press it to stop the random tootling.  bfbfbfbfbf

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one of the foot pedels
If they put one on all 3 pedals - and they played different notes - it might make for an entertaining ride.  agagagagag   
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Re: Technology in China - for the people, by the people
« Reply #41 on: June 17, 2011, 12:57:24 AM »
That's funny x. What I actually meant was to have it on the floor next to the pedels so he could press it with a foot
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Re: Technology in China - for the people, by the people
« Reply #42 on: June 17, 2011, 01:03:11 AM »
That's funny x. What I actually meant was to have it on the floor next to the pedels so he could press it with a foot

If he was blowing the horn with his foot, he couldn't step on the gas or brake,in order to move or stop quickly as required by the time warp continuum in China.  bjbjbjbjbj
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Re: Technology in China - for the people, by the people
« Reply #43 on: June 17, 2011, 03:57:34 AM »
Technology in China - Test for Advanced Students

Question 5.

I am pretty sure this bike operates as a mobile street stall selling cooked food (hence the gas bottle) ... but what fuel is it running on?

A. petrol
B. electricity
C. gas !!!



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Re: Technology in China - for the people, by the people
« Reply #44 on: June 17, 2011, 07:29:07 AM »
D.Cooking oil?
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