Over 100 builders, 12 athletes, 25 tonnes of material and 17 days of construction went into creating Red Bull Kluge 2012. This is the story of the construction in pictures.
Red Bull teamed up with Syyn Labs earlier this year with the aim of creating an extraordinary chain reaction project involving world class athletes.
The first step was to decide what the basic machine might look like.
The next step was designing the machine to accomodate the space being used and the ramps, jumps, obstacles, and landing zones that the athletes would require. In the below image, a Syyn Labs crew member prepares a model plane.
Once the skeleton began to take shape, the details of the machine parts started coming together.
In order to execute this massive machine vision, Syyn Labs brought in their A-Team of artists, physicists, NASA engineers, and fabricators – 22 in all. In this photo, a team member prepares a block of ice in which a can of Red Bull will be inserted.
One of the many ramps utilised in Red Bull Kluge being welded together.
Trials biker Danny MacAskill triggered this part of the machine in the project.
In the video production area, the film crew keep an eye on the monitors.
One of the cameras used in the filming of the video of Red Bull Kluge 2012.
The work continues on site as dusk approaches.
The 'ultimate arm' in action.