Smart Hard Hat Maker, Daqri, Releases New Lighter Weight Smart Glasses

Daqri, an augmented reality technology company, made waves throughout the industry when they released the heir apparent to the trusty hard hat last year.  The Daqri Smart Helmet is part head protection, part computer and is littered with sensors and gadgets that can make a construction job site completely interactive.  The helmet puts 3d models, plans, and even a thermal imaging camera on your head and overlays that information onto your real life project. At 3.3 pounds, the helmet is a pretty hefty object, so that’s one of the reasons the company decided to create a lighter, more mobile version of their technology in the form of Smart Glasses.

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Watch a 310 Foot Tall, $100 Million Bucket Wheel Excavator Rip Through 240K Tons of Dirt a Day

You might be operating some big machines on your construction site, but, chances are, none of them can come close to the Bagger 288 bucket wheel excavator. There’s probably an excavator on your job site right now, but imagine the work you could get done if you have a machine with 18 buckets, each with a capacity of 6 tons.  That’s the capacity of the massive 30 story tall ThyssenKrupp Bagger 288 bucket wheel excavator.

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[VIDEO] How Lithium Is Mined for Power Tool Batteries

With the increased push from nearly all major tool manufacturers to ditch the cords and convert your toolbox to battery power, it’s important and interesting to learn about where all that lithium is coming from.  Not only are lithium ion batteries in power tool batteries, but, as you probably know, they also power smartphone batteries and electric cars.  

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3 Construction Workers Died in Florida After Collapsing During Underground Work

Tragedy struck a Florida construction company last week after 3 construction workers passed away while working underground below a newly paved road.  Another volunteer firefighter is in critical condition, and possibly in a coma according to WSVN Miami, after entering the manhole trying to save the victims.

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