How do the bowling pins at a bowling alley get set up so quickly and efficiently after you’ve bowled them over with your bowling ball? Ask Matt Bowlin, a Boise State University student and a pinsetter mechanic. In this video, he shares seven mostly-behind-the-scenes components of pin-setting operations: The ball pit, the ball accelerator, the pin elevator, the distributor, the setting table, the sweep wagon, and the drive frame.

Engineering! Next, see how a retractable ballpoint click pen works and how an Etch-A-Sketch is made. Plus, two of our favorite bowling ball videos.

via The Awesomer.

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