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Equestrian Technology rough concepts

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So this is just a quick sketchdump to better illustrate some of my thoughts on Equestrian technology. There's a LOT I want to explore as far as how their technology works and what it consists of, but for the moment these sketches will have to do. Have some headcanon with that side of drawings! c:

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As far as my own headcanon goes, Equestrian technology is a unique mixture of primarily magitech, steampunk, medieval tech, and modern tech all wrapped into one. While their technology may not seem to be as polished as our own and, in some aspects, they are dated, in many ways their technology is just as advanced (if not moreso) as our modern tech.

To briefly touch on power, Equestria's primary power sources for their tech include Solar and Moon power, hydropower, wind power, natural magic gems (crystallized magic), magic power, and steam power. They do not use fossil fuel as a source of power.

Now, on to some aspects of their technology: some tech isn't as evolved as others, or simply not as available to the public, based on necessity. For example, while electricity is an available source, indoor lighting for the typical home is often limited to just the main room and kitchen while the rest of the home is lit by candles or gas-based lamps. On the opposite end, indoor plumbing, gas or electric-powered stoves and ovens, and electric-powered fridges are standard editions to the average home.

Then there's of course technology primarily used by those in the workforce, which is the primary focus of this sketchdump. Most of the tech seen here is used by workers who are in need of precision work, heavy work, or to simply have easier grasps on an item as it is worked on, but regardless the function of these gadgets is to make the work environment safer and easier on the worker. Here's some info on each gadget seen:

Saddle Pliers:
Exactly as it sounds like, this gadget is basically a tricked-out metal saddle with fully mobile and rotating arms and "claws" extending from it. The arms are flexible and were invented with wings in mind in terms of its range of motion and overall "anatomy". This contraption's purpose is primarily to aid the user with precision and heavy work, such as blacksmithing, construction, and medical usage. The Claws of the arms tend to have different functions and overall build, depending on the purpose and brand (for example, medical claws are slimmer and build for better precision, while blacksmith claws are often wide, flat, and meant to simply hold items steady or in place as the pony works). This gadget is controlled via an enchanted hardhat or an enchanted headband, which allows the pony to manipulate it through the use of massive magic (no, you don't have to be a unicorn for this to work. Every breed knows how to use magic)

Rectractable fingers horseshoe:
A horseshoe built with the same mechanics of a clawed gauntlet in mind, this show is literally what it says on the tin. The "finges" feathered in the show are three; two primary fingers and a thumb of sorts. When not in use, the fingers are folded and hidden beneath the primary "pad" of its finger. When in use, the fingers extends and is flexable and, when prompted, able to form a makeshift "fist" to grab items. These shoes were made primarily for construction workers, repair workers, computer techs, however it's usefulness can be seen in a wide variety of jobs and activities. It is controlled similarly to the clawed gauntlets: the pony manipulates it using the magic that resides within their hooves.

Camera:
This one is simply a closeup on Featherweight's camera (PS that fullbody pony is indeed a teenaged Featherweight). The sketch is to simply show the overall design of the camera and some of its functions, as well show how a hoofed animal will be able to use it with no problem.
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It's a little short at the moment, but I have to get ready for class and leave soon so this should do for now I think. o3o Also ignore my shitty writing. >.>

But as always, if you have questions feel more than free to ask.  And thanks for stopping by. ^.^
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Catiacaterina's avatar
Nice vehicles! :D (Big Grin) 
grisador's avatar
I KNEW they are not in Medieval Ages :D

It became more clear after see DJ-Pon 


Great Sketch Art ! :)

Especially the ''Hand-Claw parts'' probably extremelly usefull part of technology
Earthsong9405's avatar
Thanks so much! 8D
grisador's avatar
You are Very Welcome ! :D

(Somehow I see Lyra saying : '' Ancient Human's '' Did it)  =P (Razz) 
donnys-boy's avatar
I dig it. All of these are really neat designs.
Earthsong9405's avatar
Thanks so much! ^.^
alexacana's avatar
I love the idea of delving deeper into their worlds technology. I can imagine that without, it must be somewhat hard for those who don't have access to magic! 
road-tripping's avatar
The claw shoe idea was magnificent! :D
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HeyYew's avatar
I can imagine that construction pony's thought as they look at that bolt. 

"I hope this wasn't important..." *building falls down behind them
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Lol, she does like a bit like "uh... uh oh. >_>;" xD
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marchy96's avatar
This is very creative!! I like your ideas :D
Earthsong9405's avatar
Thanks! Glad you do. ^.^
marchy96's avatar
can't wait for more xD
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SwiftHeartWolf's avatar
A fingered horse shoes is very important!!! Especially for a painter or drawing pony like you or me for example ;)
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Artist ponies don't necessarily need the fingered horseshoe (jeez, it needs a new name :/) to do art since they are pretty dexterous with their teeth and mouth, but even still it makes things for them a little more convenient. It'd kinda be like... a tablet versus the traditional method. Makes things convenient but not necessarily easy. O:
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