Power Loader TEST! (IT WORKS!!!)

  • Published on Nov 24, 2021
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    0:00 Intro
    0:16 Introducing...The Power Loader!
    1:26 Hacksmith Corporate
    2:26 Is the design accurate?
    4:34 Time to test!
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Comments • 6 057

  • MegaBots Inc
    MegaBots Inc Month ago +4086

    SO awesome to finally see it in action! Incredibly well executed!

    • blizzard stormer
      blizzard stormer 26 days ago +1

      challenge the hacksmith and power loader, against eagle prime and iron glory, itll be awesome to kick back up the giant robot fighting tournament

    • xanzan
      xanzan Month ago +1

      MegaBots Inc you need to battle the power loader!!!!!

    • Grim Tech 1337
      Grim Tech 1337 Month ago +1

      @MegaBots Inc So what are you gonna do now? Going to be the inventor like HackSmith or JLaservideo?

    • voltfox
      voltfox Month ago

      Do you guys ever sell your ideas to companies

    • Matthew Ellis
      Matthew Ellis Month ago

      How about a break the unbreakable box vid for it

  • Built IRL
    Built IRL Month ago +144

    Incredible work, Bogdan! And kudos to everyone who helped out too.
    Even though we knew from the beginning that this wasn't necessarily going to be terribly practical, I'm shocked how usable it looks here. I guess with all that flow and articulation, it's able to make somewhat natural moves, and it looks great in motion!

    I guess now, though, you need to start the whole thing over on a new design that includes cupholders ;)

  • Conor K
    Conor K Month ago +314

    As a 360 excavator I would say it needs longer to arms to distance the operator from the target more and to improve functionality, also an excavator style blade to stop damage to the power loader itself and also to assist with picking things up or moving them. I would also suggest a larger counterweight or a counterweight that could move further away and nearer towards at the rear of the vehicle to cope with larger weights being moved or picked up. One other thing would be a stronger undercarriage and wider tracks to allow for these upgrades and for versatility on moister terrain. Finally an engine upgrade to account for the things I’ve suggested. It’s a great job to even complete this thing though so credit where it’s due guys! Ps it needs a cup holder

    • Onikage-056
      Onikage-056 28 days ago +2

      Yeah, needs cup holders, maybe a small stereo or MP3 dock with speakers. Oh, and spotlights, in case they decide to use it at night.

      Hm... maybe a custom plate with a Xenomorph head on it with a NO sign on it. (Like the Ghostbusters emblem.)

    • daniel der gamer nicht 2.0
      daniel der gamer nicht 2.0 Month ago +1

      forklift 2.0?

    • beans
      beans Month ago +9

      The most important upgrade is the cup holder

    • Keith Waggoner
      Keith Waggoner Month ago +1

      So basically you’re saying rebuild it 3x the size…

    • Conor K
      Conor K Month ago +12

      @khristian boulton, just adding my advice as someone who understands, operates and owns machinery of this kind, eg; hydraulic mainly. My additions were added as advice and operators insight. It’s up to them what they do with it. Thanks

  • alida flus
    alida flus Month ago +115

    There's someone else who is an Aliens fan and has experience with operating heavy machinery. Adam Savage would love to give this thing a spin!

  • 3D Printing Nerd
    3D Printing Nerd Month ago +139

    OMG you did it, you really really did it!

  • electronicsNmore
    electronicsNmore Month ago +2275

    When does mass production begin? :-)

    • Matty Sharella gaming
      Matty Sharella gaming 6 days ago

      @Adam Bragg not true it can replace certain forklift trucks such as reach for small areas

    • Cinderace
      Cinderace Month ago

      In 3041

    • David Nagore
      David Nagore Month ago

      @Kelan Yoshikawa Can't argue that!

    • Kelan Yoshikawa
      Kelan Yoshikawa Month ago +1

      It would be stupid to sell this to the public because there are a lot of stupid people.

    • Sandeep Sanatani
      Sandeep Sanatani Month ago

      Military might want this.

  • Death Skill
    Death Skill Month ago +50

    I remember watching the first vid of the series in my childhood home. Now I’ve graduated and I’m in post secondary. Crazy to think of how much time and dedication has gone into this project. Amazing!

  • Minos027
    Minos027 Month ago +72

    Totally different setting but I feel like this is the beginning of industrial Mechs. The precision that can be achieved coupled with different arm attachments could make this a very useful base machine. As others have said, debris clearing from disasters down to moving large and heavy crates at shipping hubs. The possibilities with this thing are amazing.

    • Tanner petersen
      Tanner petersen Month ago +3

      Yea if I worked in a lumber yard and watched the clip of him man handling a log like a broom handle I'd consider its viability.

  • בננת ספה
    בננת ספה Month ago +53

    I think adding a reinforced window to the front of the cage frame would be great for keeping the pilot safer.

  • Sean Lindberg
    Sean Lindberg Month ago +9

    Hey your power loader is amazing, just a suggestion, it needs leg guards in case something heavy breaks and swings in the direction of the operator, great job guys.

  • It's Wheels
    It's Wheels Month ago +217

    A giant paintbrush should be made along with a larger canvas and a self portrait of the powerloader should be attempted

  • Tanner Olson
    Tanner Olson Month ago +18

    AAAAHH this is so cool! Only thing I'm a little miffed about is that it doesn't seem like it can pick stuff up at it's feet. It would be awesome if there were some way for it to be able to pick up standard pallets and stuff and then be able to put them on shelves like a forklift, since that's basically what it's supposed to be. Pressure sensitive hands would be cool too.

    • Egon Freeman
      Egon Freeman Month ago +1

      That's what the side handles are for. The original P-5000 also had these limitations - you don't see pallets when a power work loader is expected, you see _side handles._ :D

  • AG.Floats
    AG.Floats Month ago +12

    I feel like there should be shielding protecting the person operating it.

  • KevinGames_101
    KevinGames_101 Month ago +6

    I want to say congrats to all you HackSmith people for completing your biggest project ever that’s taking you 3 years to finish I’m so happy to see it fully completed. Looks wicked sick!!! love all your videos been here for to long to remember 😆 but glad to be here to watch all these projects come to life. Ty HackSmith Team

  • Cavi587
    Cavi587 Month ago +2

    It was amazing following this project from start to finish! Can't wait to see what you come up with next!

  • Marty Journal
    Marty Journal Month ago +541

    I actually genuinely hope Sigourney Weaver hears about this and gets in contact with the Hacksmith, cuz her driving a real Power Loader would be so freaking cool not only for us to watch but for her to experience probably.

    • Fancy Jen Cosplay
      Fancy Jen Cosplay Month ago +1

      I'm happy to substitute for her in my Ripley cosplay

    • Click It
      Click It Month ago +1

      @Zakk Mylde Oh, a Ghostbusters reference?

    • B 51
      B 51 Month ago

      @Jacob Peters bro

    • Clogica
      Clogica Month ago +2


    • Zakk Mylde
      Zakk Mylde Month ago +4

      There is no Sigourney there is only Zuul.

  • Carter Morrissey
    Carter Morrissey Month ago +2

    This is crazy, I remember seeing the first video ages ago, and now I finally get to see a real life power loader. It’s been an epic journey

  • Micah Santiago
    Micah Santiago Month ago +2

    Dude this thing is freaking insane. I’ve been watching since this first started. It is just incredible that you were finally able to finish this monster of a project.

  • wilmar arroyave
    wilmar arroyave Month ago +1

    seeing this thing come together from day one has been a huge treat. You guys are awesome keep it up.

  • Christopher Metcalf
    Christopher Metcalf Month ago +2

    An upgrade I'd like to see is perhaps some sort of sensor(s) on the clamps, so that the Power Loader doesn't crush absolutely everything it grabs. That way it can hold that egg without cracking it, and the next time you go for a coffee run, you can grab the coffee with the Power Loader.

    Also the side mirrors, and cup holders mentioned in the video, along with perhaps a way to see what's behind you (so you don't run anyone over backing up), and lights, so you can see when it gets dark.

    Aside from that, you guys did a great job on this, it looks incredible!

  • Daniel Mahon
    Daniel Mahon Month ago +558

    i want to see a professional heavy equipment operator drive this thing around a ware house and see what the platform can do or at least give it caterpillar to see what they can do with the concept because as far as i am concerned this is the most dexterous fork lift stile platform out there and the rc function is just a bonus

    • Egon Freeman
      Egon Freeman Month ago

      If you could include actual lifting ability (so that the whole shoulder/arm assembly could lift up 1-2 meters), that might actually be useful for handling odd shapes and such. Still, we already have some incredible machines that are specialised for that sort of stuff - automated systems that can move in all three dimensions (X on a rail, Y through elevation, Z on extendible forks) and, coupled with a computer tracking system, can organise, retrieve and store items at speeds you wouldn't want any humans _near._

    • PNW SciTech
      PNW SciTech Month ago

      @Sean Thompson this needs to be top comment!

    • trance peirce
      trance peirce Month ago +2

      @Knite The clickbaity titles 'Professional X react to Y' does really work well.

    • WarbrainDarkPhoenix
      WarbrainDarkPhoenix Month ago +3

      @Hacksmith Industries patent it to get more funds if industries decide to use it xP

    • K-Wong
      K-Wong Month ago +11

      @Knite sounds like an episode for hacksmith. Take it to CONEXPO and have the professionals try it out.

  • Jose Ramirez
    Jose Ramirez Month ago +1

    I've popped in and out watching the creation of this beast of a machine. It is so cool to see it's completion. I almost want to build one myself, almost 😁

  • Sam Anderson
    Sam Anderson Month ago +2

    I've haven't missed a single upload on this build and just want to say, its beautiful in form and function. Well done lads, well done.

  • jan musekamp
    jan musekamp Month ago +21

    I’ve been with you along this whole journey. It was amazing. How about real iron man armour (mark two or three) next?

    Edit: Bulletproof mark one iron man armour with flamethrowers that can be powered for 15 minutes (like in the movie) and With a explosive missile in the left arm would be really cool.

    Idea 2: Hulkbuster!!!

    • Fred Krazé
      Fred Krazé Month ago

      I'm really liking the way that MK 1 sounds!!

  • Manaws
    Manaws Month ago +2

    This is so awesome and very inspiring! Keep it up! You are the best guys!

  • Zach Vogelsang
    Zach Vogelsang Month ago +566

    I think my favorite part about this whole project is still the fact that the lower section is made out of a real CAT brand mini lifter, so the power loader is legitimately partially made and funded by the real CAT company like it was in the movie XD Can’t get much more real than that

    • Only Gaming
      Only Gaming Month ago +7

      @Esa Karjalainen ik it could be done now but that's a huge upgrade with many challenges not many people have faced

    • Esa Karjalainen
      Esa Karjalainen Month ago +10

      @Only Gaming Could be done now, but, it's tricky. Maybe with co-operation from Boston Dynamics?

    • Only Gaming
      Only Gaming Month ago +16

      I think when robotics improves a leg upgrade would be fun

    • MR/TROLL
      MR/TROLL Month ago +19

      @KarmicDread The paint actually made it SO COOL!

    • KarmicDread
      KarmicDread Month ago +41

      They also provided decals, controls, and the paint

  • Boss Dog
    Boss Dog Month ago +1

    Well having watched the progress of this for years I guess this is the closest and most practical way to configure the loader.
    Having a walking version like the movie would have been cool but very difficult to make in reality.
    You might be able to rent that out to the movie studios.

  • Immortal_Fish
    Immortal_Fish 22 days ago

    been following this project since it's started, feels good to see it finally complete

  • TheMah1337
    TheMah1337 Month ago +1

    i remember watching you way back then in your garage playing with your lazer machine, and now your building has things like this. incredible

  • SMavTMB
    SMavTMB Month ago

    The power loader looks like a production level product. Incredible

  • Devesh Parsekar
    Devesh Parsekar Month ago +331

    I saw the first exoskeleton build video back in like 2015 when James actually said his dream is to build the aliens powerloader... And now here we are, what a journey... I'm proud to be a hacksmith fan.

  • hugoh26
    hugoh26 Month ago

    Cool, gives me the feeling of a hybrid between the aliens powerloader and centurions weapon system 😊

  • Zacattack
    Zacattack Month ago

    I remember seeing the first episode of this in high-school. I was so phsyced to see this project go. And man it did more than go. Congrats on achieving this.

  • 1980’VINZ
    1980’VINZ Month ago

    Wow. That was very impressive. And I'm really surprised how this beast is precisely maneuverable and fast in the same time.
    I think it will interest a ton of companies......

  • Adam Westervelt
    Adam Westervelt 9 days ago

    Ideas: Extendable arms so that you can have it close for heavier lifting to keep center of balance appropriate but longer for things out of reach, an indestructible see through cockpit like plexiglass or something, also a display could go on said plexiglass that has cameras at every blind spot for tighter maneuvers and increase the speed of rotation. Now you need to make a gundam lol

  • Emma
    Emma Month ago

    Ok. This is awesome. Seeing it from a couple plans to now a fully capable, working machine. Is brilliant. Seeing you guys can build this maybe a Iron Man Mark XLIV Armor aka hulkbuster next haha.

  • Lucas Clement
    Lucas Clement 11 days ago

    With the right modifications, the Power Loader would be perfect for use in carrying material loads in rock quarries/lumber yard/construction areas; removing road obstructions (wrecked cars, fallen interstate bridges, and fallen trees); and lifting and carrying heavy crates and storage containers.

    Basically, it's the forklift of the future.

  • paul bogumil
    paul bogumil Month ago

    For more mobility you could upgrade brazos extensibles. It would help to destroy car doors. If one arm hold the door and the other arm push the car away.

  • shadowtheimpure
    shadowtheimpure Month ago

    Funny enough, I can think of a large number of actual practical applications for a machine like this. It would make pipeline construction a breeze.

  • PureNrGG
    PureNrGG Month ago +624

    You guys should install pressure sensors on the grippers and have a sort of "fragile" mode to pick things up so you can close the grippers full speed but it would cut power as soon as the pressure sensor read X lbs of force. It would be amazing to see this thing able to catch a football or something without popping it!

    • Egon Freeman
      Egon Freeman Month ago +1

      To be fair - something like this can be done, and you're not thinking fully with computers here. Such a pressure-sensitive system would be constantly aware of exactly how much force it's applying to the object, and could start to gradually limit the force on a ramp - it wouldn't "cut out" (as that risks overshooting), it would gradually stop. Microcontrollers can do these calculations hundreds of thousands of times _per second._ :D

    • Atomic Gearworks
      Atomic Gearworks Month ago +2

      I had this same thought. It’s got the textured plates inside the grippers that could have sensors in them. You could also break up those pads into smaller sections, each with their own pressure sensor and maybe some flex to better contour to complex objects.

    • Jonatan Krogh
      Jonatan Krogh Month ago

      @Ivory AS did someone say baby?

    • Ivory AS
      Ivory AS Month ago +1

      @Jonatan Krogh
      Bruh, baby steps, lmao.

    • Lee Myers
      Lee Myers Month ago +2

      I would love to see them iterate on the design and make the grabbers more dynamic, maybe even as simple as allowing the tips to move in and out from the main portion they could be more sensitive, like real fingertips are.

  • FatNinjaWalrus
    FatNinjaWalrus Month ago

    my favorite part is that once you guys run out of things to build for it and crazy challenges to make for it, it'll still be useful. you can just use it around the shop!

  • Ludicrous End 6
    Ludicrous End 6 Month ago

    I cant believe its already been 3 years since the start of this project. This is absolutely amazing

  • Christopher Stube
    Christopher Stube Month ago

    It looked to me like it would be really useful for loading logs onto a truck or into a sawmill.

  • Tamir Kraus
    Tamir Kraus Month ago

    It's so amazing to see it all completed and working...
    Been watching from the start and can't believe it's been 3 years... I feel old lmao

  • Dismythed
    Dismythed Month ago +265

    It needs programming to make the claw arms move in tandem when shared handling of a single object so that you can minimize damage to the held object or the arms themselves. Speaking of which that thing is massively durable. I'm still in awe.

    • Ender Duck
      Ender Duck 7 days ago

      @HiImYellow the power loader is nothing if not proof that a PRAWN suit can be made.

    • Fapalapagus
      Fapalapagus Month ago

      @master shooter64 yeah I’ve seen videos on it and it’s right up my alley I just have no spare money to buy it on my switch. And Nintendo isn’t known for its cheap prices

    • master shooter64
      master shooter64 Month ago +1

      @Fapalapagus You should play it, it's fun as heck

    • Adam
      Adam Month ago +4

      @Hacksmith Industries maybe an arm control lock out for one of the joysticks so all arm control is transferred to one?

    • Anne ☥紘☽
      Anne ☥紘☽ Month ago +2

      Gurren Lagann! 😎

  • Fahmid Sarkar
    Fahmid Sarkar Month ago

    From the first day to the last watching it being complete!❤️
    Man! sure it's beautiful! Congratulations to you guys, and I love every video of yours ❤️love from Bangladesh 🇧🇩

  • YourSnottyBoI
    YourSnottyBoI Month ago

    Seeing one actually built and functional makes me wonder why we don’t have these in use now

  • Jacob Keltz
    Jacob Keltz Month ago

    I'd like to see maybe some stabilizers so it can lift/brace itself without having to worry about tipping over. A giant saw would also be sick to give this thing

    GURJOT SINGH Month ago

    Make a sharp hook type weapon for it so it can use that to pick up more things or tear apart things with it and also a giant round blade to cut things. Upgrade it's hand to be extended with hydraulic type things so it can pick up things which are very low and it can also throw things also with that feature.

  • BananaKraken
    BananaKraken Month ago +813

    And to think that Bogdan was a fan, now he's nerding out in a frickin mech suit. Way to go man

    • Simon Bauer
      Simon Bauer Month ago +5

      yea his progression at hacksmith is insane from beeing someone asking for an autograph to building a giant mech with them

    • Tanjiro Kamado-
      Tanjiro Kamado- Month ago

      @john morgan lol

    • Drake Nelson
      Drake Nelson Month ago

      Yes it is

    • john morgan
      john morgan Month ago +16

      Who wouldn't nerd out when faced by that.

    • Gilby
      Gilby Month ago +26

      You can tell he was totally nerding out. I would too.

  • General Nagster
    General Nagster Month ago

    That’s pretty awesome, I got a feeling that someone is gonna try to buy rights to make it as a mass powerloader

  • McDodge
    McDodge Month ago

    Maybe you should make an augmented version of the grips with massive wedge/blades inside of it with the top being a singular blade while the bottom is 2 blades which the top can fit imbetween so it can KINDA chop things like that massive log

  • Thunder Mane
    Thunder Mane Month ago

    That was a nice touch @ 2:22. Got a lot of laughs on that. Just icing on top of the most awesome build you have ever done!

  • George Bland
    George Bland Month ago

    This is the coolest project! I want to see more things with it!

  • John Derat
    John Derat Month ago +487

    I actually genuinely hope Sigourney Weaver hears about this and gets in contact with the Hacksmith, cuz her driving a real Power Loader would be so freaking cool not only for us to watch but for her to experience probably.

    Btw sorry for self promo but feel free to subscribe if you agree with my comment ^^'

    • NYCMP1
      NYCMP1 Month ago

      And to say those famous words……👍

    • Ivory AS
      Ivory AS Month ago +1

      John Derat
      Yup, _especially_ considering how _the _*_last_* thing went with Thor/The mountain...

    • Richard Black
      Richard Black Month ago +3


    • Fabian Gjika
      Fabian Gjika Month ago +9

      Tag her everywhere to ser this video

    • Frederick Evans
      Frederick Evans Month ago +6

      I second this suggestion

  • OnePercentMilk
    OnePercentMilk Month ago

    I can see this being used in some building projects, they need to be made

  • mabs503
    mabs503 15 days ago

    I want you to make a presentation of the Power Loader to Caterpillar engineers. Would be awesome to se and hear their reactions. As an engineer specializing in industrial robots I am very impressed with how strong and usable it seems to be. It's not just a fancy prop.

  • That Guy
    That Guy Month ago

    You guys are making the stuff engineers can only dream to achieve.

  • TheMightyDuo
    TheMightyDuo Month ago

    The next upgrade is to be able to make it rise up and descend down for mobility and reach.

  • WM DIY
    WM DIY Month ago +1749

    Plot twist, this was Bogdan's plan from the beginning now he is unstoppable.

  • Freddi Fish
    Freddi Fish Month ago +1

    That is an absolutely gorgeous piece of engineering, folks. Can not imagine the fun you guys had putting that beast through it's "testing".
    HTF does this have only 67k likes with 1.1 million views. HTF does this have only 1.1 million views? Are people really so lazy and thoughtless they can't lift a finger, literally, to show some support?

  • niddg viiut
    niddg viiut Month ago

    The amount of power this thing has and the torque it can handle holding those weights out straight is mind boggling.

  • InjusticeGods_YT
    InjusticeGods_YT Month ago

    I can’t wait for them to build another giant mech, tbh this was epic!

  • quickstrides
    quickstrides Month ago

    I think a mode to lock the arms movement together for loading would be good

  • Josh Smith
    Josh Smith Month ago +373

    Just the sheer joy in everyone's faces and voices makes this video of destruction incredibly wholesome. much love guys!

    • Zac Britz
      Zac Britz Month ago

      Plus the great game olug

    • YouBurntMyToast
      YouBurntMyToast Month ago

      I love that it really is just a giant toy. I can't imagine the type of person you'd have to be to NOT just be excited playing with it

  • Sanuga Industries
    Sanuga Industries Month ago +2

    Wow I have been watching the powerloader series since 2018 so happy to see it finish.

    NARUTO SHORTS 19 hours ago

    This deserves more recognition. It is not a toy it is real thing ❤️

  • Kevin Garcia
    Kevin Garcia Month ago

    At this point this team is making fantasy into reality👏🏼👏🏼 amazing

  • ruby neo
    ruby neo Month ago

    the fact that its also remote control is so awesome and useful

  • Birb God
    Birb God Month ago +533

    This is the most real thing they have ever done. Like... it's the most real it could be compared to the original fictional piece. This is a huge achievement. Won't be surprised if they make a time travel car in a few more years.

    • Jelly Pastrami -get beaned lol-
      Jelly Pastrami -get beaned lol- Month ago

      @Blake Erenhouse ah

    • Blake Erenhouse
      Blake Erenhouse Month ago

      @Jelly Pastrami -get beaned lol- they said “they couldn’t even make it with legs”

    • Jelly Pastrami -get beaned lol-
      Jelly Pastrami -get beaned lol- Month ago

      @TheWarDoctor they deleted their comment what did they say

    • Jay Cee
      Jay Cee Month ago

      Oh I totally can see the hacksmith breaking through and making a time machine

    • Crib
      Crib Month ago +4

      @said what really… the damn thing can pick up a car and spin around with it and you have to comment with it doesn’t have legs…

  • Sekliley
    Sekliley 18 days ago

    Only upgrades I can think of would be flood lights on top, some sort of protective screen for the front of the roll cage, and maybe a rearview camera or mirror to avoid accidents like backing into people or the wall.

  • JustIdkBro
    JustIdkBro Month ago

    Amazing work from y’all as always, but could you try making a vision from genshin impact whatever element is fine whichever is easiest for y’all.

  • Anthony Foreman
    Anthony Foreman Month ago

    Am I the only one wondering if this thing could actually be commercially viable? Especially with some modifications (a little bit more driver protection, swappable arm attachments, cup holders, etc).

  • FrostedMike
    FrostedMike Month ago +1

    Got a few ideas for upgrades:
    1. Gentle operation.
    This power loader is destructive and powerful. It will be interesting to see it do something that isn't destructive easier. Like that egg challenge, or pick up an egg from the ground and put it on a precise place on a table without breaking it. For the extra challenge: do it without someone looking from the side who directs the operator. Operator judgement alone.

    2. It seems like it can be tipped off very easily. Maybe more weight at the bottom could help?

    3. All terrain mode.
    Navigating through tougher types of terrain.

  • MineTerra Gaming
    MineTerra Gaming Month ago +605

    "It is normal when first piloting a Prawn suit to feel a sense of limitless power. Prawn operators receive weeks of training to counteract this phenomenon. You will have to make do with self-discipline."
    -P.D.A., Subnautica

    • Goofy Goober
      Goofy Goober Month ago

      Reading this as James is battlecrying while breaking through a wall to dubstep

    • Rebecca Hunt
      Rebecca Hunt Month ago


    • Gsrsesgs
      Gsrsesgs Month ago +1

      This is one of my favorite quotes in gaming

    • Mig
      Mig Month ago

      @ChipSet PG3D its very similar, what you talking about?

    • ChipSet PG3D
      ChipSet PG3D Month ago

      @Mig it isnt tho....

  • Karen’s vs kids
    Karen’s vs kids Month ago

    I’d love to see some tools like a hammer or even a sword, but it’s amazing already!

  • Club Internet Dragonet

    It seems to me a feasible product, great job!

  • Jaden Miller
    Jaden Miller Month ago

    It would be hilarious if you guys did some type of cooking show/challenge and tried to make an entire meal with the power loader!

  • TheGamingDuck YT
    TheGamingDuck YT Month ago

    Effort takes time but the time you spend working on that effort is worth the outcome. Congrats on succeeding in this incredibly enormous project

  • Yeah Man
    Yeah Man Month ago +359

    I'd honestly like to see this be used in a bunch of different work environments. Like construction, mining, or warehouse shippers. I feel like it'd be neat just to see the reactions from people who use forklifts and stuff everyday of their life to use something like this and get their opinions on it.

    • Joe K
      Joe K Month ago +2

      Soooooo, about four years I was a welder/fabricator for a Natural Gas/Oil/Pressure Vessel tank manufacturing company. On a regular basis, one would have to use a machine to pick up a Schedule 40, 8inch, 20ft long piece of steel pipe. Forklifts could get the job done, but it is very dangerous to use. Often we would use a "Boom-truck" ( that is what we called it, I am not an operator so I do not the official name for the piece of equipment) to wrestle the pipe. This POWERLOADER defiantly has field applications in the Nat/Oil and Manufacturing industries.

    • Martin Jones
      Martin Jones Month ago

      Scrapyards too, surely?

    • Paul Klement
      Paul Klement Month ago +1

      Its probably pretty useless compared to the equipment they already use.

    • Shay Morcormick
      Shay Morcormick Month ago +4

      @trance peirce I'm from the PNW and the moment I saw him lift that log i had that feeling too. Loggers would love it. Can we ask them to build a big chainsaw for it?

    • Jodi Williams
      Jodi Williams Month ago +2

      Yeah, I’d like to buy one

  • Ventard
    Ventard Month ago

    I had a thought between videos where you could hide the power source and gas tanks in a staff in stead of a small blade handle. Think about it, The world’s first spear saber!

  • Benjamin Kimbrell
    Benjamin Kimbrell Month ago

    Looks great. I'm glad to see that it's complete.

  • residualmind
    residualmind Month ago +1

    Cameras in/on the grippers so you see exactly what you're gripping.
    Distance meters in the grippers for a HUD in the camera image.
    Pressure limiting in the grippers, so you can set a maximum resistance (for making the omelette).
    Badass bumper sticker.

  • Octavius Quentin
    Octavius Quentin 14 days ago

    I can imagine these being used in the future on every building site worth its salt

  • Adam Bragg
    Adam Bragg Month ago +365

    "What can we do with it?" A valid question. So far, as amazingly cool as it is, the Power Loader is actually pretty limited in it's usage. Due to the type of grippers it has, it's pretty much just an over-engineered forklift. There is little practical advantage in a mech style forklift, regular forklifts are themselves pretty awesome at doing basic lifting and carrying. So... what if the grippers could be removed and replaced with job-specific attachments? A jackhammer? A massive drill? A welding arm? An giant wreaking maul? Perhaps a large chainsaw attachment? With configurable "hands", the Power Loader can be so much more than a forklift with robot arms. You've designed so many degrees of movement, such precision, and such strength into those arms, it's a shame to see it be limited to "pick up object, crush object, put down ruined object".

    • Darius Crawford
      Darius Crawford Month ago +1

      I'm going to have to disagree, forklifts are great at picking up things that are on pallets. But if you're trying to move something that is not on a pallet and outside of a warehouse. Such as in say building demolition this might have a use as is. Skid steers already can attach a range of tools for different tasks. But this allows for a wider range of purposes than most

    • Adam Bragg
      Adam Bragg Month ago

      @The Sky Is Blue True, and it accomplishes this in style! I freaking love this project for it's entertainment value, not it's applicability in industry, construction, or rescue work.

    • Mark Fergerson
      Mark Fergerson Month ago

      Are you old enough to remember when people said "the laser is a solution in search of a problem"? I am, and look what lasers have been used for since their invention.

    • JasmineDragon
      JasmineDragon Month ago

      chainsaw seems to have a lot of application

    • The Sky Is Blue
      The Sky Is Blue Month ago +2

      I mean it wasn't meant to be useful it was meant to be awesome

  • Pappy Smear
    Pappy Smear Month ago

    The ultimate test that needs happen is clear. Build two power loaders simultaneously both equally and then fight them against each other.

  • Biohazardousss
    Biohazardousss Month ago

    If they keep this up they are gonna have enough robots and weapons from video games to rule the world

  • Maurice Murphy
    Maurice Murphy Month ago

    It's so fun to see how excited Bogdan gets!

  • David Smith
    David Smith Day ago +1

    Honestly battling other mechs when you get to building them wouldn't be a bad idea to my personal opinion

  • Willof12
    Willof12 Month ago +155

    I could honestly see this becoming a commonplace construction machine with some minor modification (longer arms, longer wheel base so it doesn't fall over, protective cover over the cockpit so stuff doesn't just rain down on the driver etc.) because it just seems so strong and versatile.

    • MKD Gaming
      MKD Gaming Month ago

      @Digital Nomad that's not neccessarily true. You can lift anything that has ground clearance in the right place. But even aside from that, pallets are hugely convenient because allow you to move many small items at once. And no, a box is not equivalent. A pallet can hold many boxes.

    • Digital Nomad
      Digital Nomad Month ago

      @MKD Gaming Forklifts can't pick up objects, unless they're on a pallet or equivalent or you put them on the forks by hand.

    • Captain Kefler
      Captain Kefler Month ago

      @Karl Emmanuel Sanchez Laursen I don’t think the power loader can swap pallets faster than an experienced forklift operator. Swapping pallets takes little time to do, depending on who’s driving and what they are driving.

    • Captain Kefler
      Captain Kefler Month ago

      @Dick The Dorkwing I don’t think people understand why mechs aren’t a thing outside of being a toy. Everything this thing can do, modern equipment can do better. It’s very expensive, those hydraulic hoses can be caught on something and can be too complicated to teach how to operate efficiently. There’s probably more reasons that I can’t think of.

    • MKD Gaming
      MKD Gaming Month ago

      @Dick The Dorkwing i don't view the tipping argument as valid. Forklifts suffer the exact same flaw. They counteract it with counter weights in the back. You can look and see the plates on some designs

  • Flipside Gaming
    Flipside Gaming Month ago +1

    I own the same barbell they use in this video, it didn't break cuz it is olympic grade and it can hold well over 1,000 lb

  • Major Park
    Major Park Month ago +1

    be really good if you guys got a bigger operation and produced these. It would be so useful in so many places.

  • Intent pascal
    Intent pascal Month ago

    This could actually be used in agriculture aspect of life good job 👍🏽

  • Snakewind
    Snakewind Month ago +13

    There's someone else who is an Aliens fan and has experience with operating heavy machinery. Adam Savage would love to give this thing a spin!

  • Half Fast Garage
    Half Fast Garage Month ago +212

    Some load cells on the gripper pads tied to individual meters visible in the cabin would be awesome for fine manipulation and pressure modulation. Great job.

    • SuperLink
      SuperLink Month ago +1

      Thx for the info all o' you😄👍

    • Raiden Okami
      Raiden Okami Month ago +1

      @SuperLink ..Basically cells on the gripper that tells the pilot how hard the grippers are gripping, so for example Bogdan could have grabbed the egg without breakin it cause he would have had readouts tellin him how hard he was grabbing

    • Half Fast Garage
      Half Fast Garage Month ago +1

      @Onemynde I was thinking of the cameras, too. That rabbit hole goes pretty deep lol. It'll be interesting to see how far they decide to refine the platform. It would be a neat unit for remote operation in hazardous environments.

    • Half Fast Garage
      Half Fast Garage Month ago +3

      @SuperLink load cells are basically just a part that measures pressure. Then they could tell how much force they're applying on the gripping part of the "hands". Useful info for the egg trick or picking up things they don't want to squish. 👍🏼👍🏼

    • Onemynde
      Onemynde Month ago +3

      Better still would be cameras and monitors as well, with small mushroom joysticks on the main sticks for fine manipulation, possibly with a set of low-flow bypass valves to give more delicate control. I can see CAT picking this up as a construction tool with accessories able to be gripped or replaced as needed for the job. A whole new customizable equipment line with a built-in customer base of sci-fi nerds as well as industry.

  • Sauce Hero
    Sauce Hero Month ago

    Although the idea of it having actual legs is cooler but, their work is still🤌, also more paractical since it can be driven in the road even though im not sure if thats legal

  • Sean ODrudy
    Sean ODrudy Month ago

    This is so amazing! next tr yto make a lightsaber MK II, with a maglev spinning electromagnet, (or maybe the casing electromagnet,) and the flame way more concentrated, and use one of those bladeless fans to propel the flame, and use one of those Co2 tiny canister things, and challenge, use sounds in it.

  • DrRoxor
    DrRoxor Month ago

    I like how they used the finished product to build the instructions

  • No Name
    No Name Month ago

    These guys have started a new era, probably without knowing it.
    In 50 years from now people will be looking at this video as history.

  • master shooter64
    master shooter64 Month ago +224

    "It is normal when first piloting a Prawn suit to feel a sense of limitless power. Prawn operators receive weeks of training to counteract this phenomenon. You will have to make do with self-discipline."

    • master shooter64
      master shooter64 Month ago +2

      @Great Gandini Lol Same

    • Great Gandini
      Great Gandini Month ago +1

      I want to see them construct a version of the prawn suit now. with the ability to relatively easily replace the arms like in game.

    • King of the play structure
      King of the play structure Month ago +2

      as i was watching this, i could feel the power of the mech going to their heads, and immediately figured it must be akin to piloting the prawn suit for the first time

    • Overseer Games
      Overseer Games Month ago +2

      @stillth4tguy WE GOIN TO THE DUNES

    • stillth4tguy
      stillth4tguy Month ago +6

      "Detecting multiple leviathan-class lifeforms in the region. Are you certain whatever you're doing is worth it?"