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Sir Penguin
12-06-2003, 01:26:30
For those of you who haven't seen this yet:

http://www.powerlabs.org/cdexplode.htm

Summary: what happens when you put a CD on a Dremel rotary tool, spin it up and let it loose in your bedroom? The answer is fascinating. They must be engineers (finally, a use for engineers!).

SP

Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
12-06-2003, 02:15:07
A use for engineers: what, peppering them with hot CD shards at 792 km/h?

Sir Penguin
12-06-2003, 04:50:55
Do you know anyone else who is willing to do it?

SP

Funkodrom
12-06-2003, 08:04:49
I protest! Things exploding shouldn't be relegated to the geek forum, share it with everyone! :D

Cool video. I like the one where it goes in the jar.

MDA
12-06-2003, 19:33:59
The jar and the skateboard were both good.

Sir Penguin
12-06-2003, 21:15:00
I think the skateboard one was a very satisfying example of how physics actually works without all that buffeting and vibration due to air currents and friction crap.

SP