What shall this be?

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Re: What shall this be?

Postby Bongobat » Fri Oct 16, 2009 5:18 pm

Hi Walter,

That is of course a Diesel engine: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diesel_engine I also found a picture of your coin http://www.honscha.de/bilder/sonstige/8996g.jpg :wink:

Nice Scan!

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Re: What shall this be?

Postby jantje » Sat Oct 17, 2009 10:56 pm

I missed the post of bongobat. :oops:

interesting question.
Eventhough the scan is clear it is not clear to me which motor this could be.
Given the fact that we can clearly see a piston we can exclude electrical motors.
Leaves me with steam engines and explosion engines (not taking into accunt turbine engines and others).
I would exclude steam engines as there is only a kind of barel and nothing that indicates external heat to me.
So that leaves me with the explosion engines. That is then a gas engine; diesel engine or wankel engine.
Wankels do not have a piston and the main difference between diesels and gas engine is the ignition. I see nothing that indicates an electrical cirquit to ignite the fuel. So I would guess it is a diesel engine which would make sence on a german coin.

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Re: What shall this be?

Postby WalterMo » Sun Oct 18, 2009 11:13 am

Hi,
I think they have minted the right engine onto the coin. Otherwise it would be a fault-minting and its value would have a much higher value than currently 14€.
But what I know is that this guess was too easy for technically interested guys.

Greg solved the guess in no time after he had seen it. OK, he has a special relation to cars.

Only with things e.g. of the kitchen I can irritate you. :wink:

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Re: What shall this be?

Postby WalterMo » Fri Dec 18, 2009 8:12 pm

Hi,
What about a new guess? This time it's something for technical talented fellows with some power. What kind of tool is shown? Important of course is only the object below.

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Re: What shall this be?

Postby jantje » Sat Dec 19, 2009 3:55 pm

Walter
My first guess would be a nut cracker.
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Re: What shall this be?

Postby WalterMo » Sat Dec 19, 2009 6:00 pm

Jan,
You are right. It's a simple tilted up nutcracker. The cogwheel couldn't guide you on the wrong track. I had tried it, but without success. :wink:

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What shall this be?

Postby hal » Sun Dec 20, 2009 1:33 am

Hi,

Compliments to Walter for last riddle. The gear was misleading.
Now some more simple... ok, probably too much easy :oops:

Bye,
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Re: What shall this be?

Postby Khalid Khattak » Sun Dec 20, 2009 4:47 am

A Floppy Disk:)
PC: Dell Inspiron i3, 2.27GHz,4GB RAM,64 bit windows 7
CAMERA:
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LASER:
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PROJECTOR:
3D LED Mini Projector 250lumens, Native 1024x600
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Postby hal » Sun Dec 20, 2009 5:26 pm

He he he
Yes, it is :lol:

Ok, it was easy. Now a new quiz, but this time isn't a game, but a real question, from me to you.
I've scanned a dried flower for a guy, but forget to ask to him what kind of flower is.
Davidians with botanic passion, with the green fingers, this is a work for you :wink: .

Obviously I don't know what is the name of flower/plant, and is hard to find it on google, starting only from image.
So, please, help me :D

Bye,
Mattia

p.s.: every "heads" of pistils (I suppose they are pistils) have many needles, as you can see in the second image from camera (it's very hard to scan they... so small :roll: )
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Re: What shall this be?

Postby jantje » Mon Dec 21, 2009 8:04 pm

Walter
I'm surprised it is correct :D

Hal
I'll have to pass for your question as my knowledge is more at the non growing objects :wink:
I sure do believe it was a hard scan. Congratulations.

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Re: What shall this be?

Postby WalterMo » Tue Dec 22, 2009 6:01 pm

Hi Mattia,
Do you really don't know what kind of flower or plant it is?

So it's not a guessing game, but a real question! Anyway it is too difficult for us mainly technical oriented persons.
If you can, please give us some hints.
Is it perhaps a useful plant which can be used to make a tea, medicine or even a drug?

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Postby hal » Tue Dec 22, 2009 10:09 pm

Hi dear Walter,

yes, is a real question (ok, not so important... if you can help me ok, otherwise don't stress yourself and go forward for an other guess game :wink: ), but only for fun, not so serious.

I will try to contact the guy that gave me the flower and find some evidences.

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Re: What shall this be?

Postby pottersfriend » Thu Dec 24, 2009 2:24 am

Mattia,

Kind of cheating here but my wife is somewhat of an amateur botanist. I showed her your pictures and she believes it to be Queen Anne's Lace. I'm sure if you Google it, you will find plenty of images. It was funny because my wife just happened to have a seed pod of this on her desk and it looks just like yours. I've been seeing that on her desk, off and on, for months but it didn't come to me.

Here's a brief quote my wife e-mailed me about it:

"Also known as Queen Anne's Lace, the wild carrot (Daucus carota), is one of the most familiar weeds in North America. An ancestor of the domestic carrot, this plant is a native of Europe which was introduced to this country by early European settlers."

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Re: What shall this be?

Postby Bongobat » Thu Dec 24, 2009 6:10 am

Hi,

Nice work Darin and Darin's wife :D

Nice scan Mattia I swore I saw that plant around here so I went to some botanical site on the web that lets you look up what plants are in your area. There were way too many to sift through :shock:

Walter, You are gettting really challenging with those scans. The gear threw me way off as I was thinking it was some sort of simple gear hobbing equiment. And I was totally baffeled by the butter shaping tool, That butter looks delicious!

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Postby hal » Thu Dec 24, 2009 10:24 am

@ Darin and to his wife:
Thank you very much! Searching the suggested name, I've find some images, on the web, very similar to the scanned object. Thank you!
David's people every time amaze me: davidians are full of skills 8)

@ Greg:
Thank you very much for your effort.

Merry Christmas,
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