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Simple-But mindboggling too (Google gear train)

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Orionaut, May 13, 2020.

  1. Orionaut

    Sgarrista

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    Just come across this.



    :cool:
     
  2. FBi7

    Hitman

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    Wow! I want one!
     
  3. Django x2

    Capodecina

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    Location: Britain

    The hilarity is that they think the motor will last long enough to make that happen. Gearing works in reverse too, so the reversed effect of the last gear trying to turn (or probably even the 10th gear) will stop the motor.
     
  4. Luke

    Soldato

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    Nobody thinks it will last that long. It is nothing more than a visual representation.
     
  5. arknor

    Caporegime

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    I wanna see the same thing but in reverse.

    you turn one cog like a milimetre and the cog at the far end turns at the speed of light, breaks physics, creates a black hole and before you know it someones posted a queen wasps nest through the letter box in your atic, I know because my dad kills them for a living.

    how much force would it take to turn the the final cog?
     
  6. Terminal_Boy

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    Well meme’d, my dude!
     
  7. Minusorange

    Soldato

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    So come back to youtube in a couple billion x10^1000 years to see the short sped up version ?

    Also why isn't this a live stream ?

    Also why ?
     
  8. arknor

    Caporegime

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    because watching pitch fall is more exciting(there is actually a live stream of this)


    Here's 3 years ofd that condensed in to less than a minute.

    the sheer exhilaration and excitement can not be contained
     
  9. Jokester

    Don

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    But could it move a mountain?
     
  10. FloppyPoppy

    Soldato

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    Location: The king of the north!

    That is not more exciting! that is just a **** lava lamp.
     
  11. Conscript

    Sgarrista

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    Location: Kent



    :p
     
  12. arknor

    Caporegime

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    lame but atleast it seems I was right about it going faster than the speed of light if there was enough energy in the universe to turn it and it didn't break or wear out first
     
  13. VeNT

    Capodecina

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    this is 100% better
     
  14. DXP55

    Mobster

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    I was just about to post that Lego one - The reduction rate is huge -how many zeros has that got. I just tried to count them and think it's around 50 - my eyes went funny after a bit.:)
     
  15. arctine

    Mobster

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    Erm.... it’s just over 1 googol. That’s where the idea for the name comes from :p
     
  16. DXP55

    Mobster

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    :D

    I have never heard of a googol - Joys of living on a pensioners estate. :rolleyes:
     
  17. TheOracle

    Capodecina

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    There's a video on youtube of him trying to turn the last cog. The video flashes white, and a gucci belt appears on his table.