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Some rather cool gadgets I came across while looking for something else.... Answered

Here is a link to a listing of really Cool Gadgets and such...

And what is up with this ? Newtonian Fluid ?


I think I want one of these chairs :-) As well as the Sun visor @ mp3/.TV/.DvD listed there. Items like the Rubik's Cube for the blind are cool too. There is even an RC camera car and matching virtual headset combo :-)

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Doctor What
Doctor What

12 years ago

Newtonian fluid? What a fancy name for cornstarch and water... Does anyone know where I can find a large tank and around a thousand pounds of cornstarch?

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 12 years ago

Cornstarch and water becomes thick enough to support a persons weight when struck? (as is being done when they run across it, but stand still and they sink)

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JohnJY
JohnJY

Reply 9 years ago

It is cornstarch and water. *Whispers* Mythbusters did it too...

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Doctor What
Doctor What

Reply 12 years ago

Believe so. Have you ever tried that?

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zachninme
zachninme

Reply 12 years ago

Its Non-newtonain fluid! Newtonian fluids do not change viscosity under pressure!

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 12 years ago

Oops. misread, mistyped, mistake *sorry*

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 12 years ago

Thanks Zachninme for catching my error.

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Doctor What
Doctor What

Reply 12 years ago

Ah, for you have taught me something sir!

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killerjackalope
killerjackalope

12 years ago

I've been looking into how they build tracked vehicles and the like, mainy because I saw the paintball tank and believe that I could make one for less than eight grand...

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 12 years ago

I would only want it for my computer room at home....LOL

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killerjackalope
killerjackalope

Reply 12 years ago

Oh no my plan is to make one of these, only friction is a problem, so you need good power, this made have to think of something a bit more insane to create overkill, so far the engine out of a subaru impreza looks like a likely candidate for my design, mainly due to configuration, porche's six cylinders would be useful in a couch orientated version. Yes before you have to ask how much power I mish to extract from the engine it's about 600hp that I need, mainly because I want to be able to cross the country in less than five minutes and will plan my route and fuel tanks size according to petrol station locations...

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 12 years ago

mainly because I want to be able to cross the country in less than five minutes

Now I know I am getting tired (it is nearly midnight here), for when I read that line, I thought, you can't cross the country in a jet in less than a few hours.....oh yeah, you are not speaking of the USA :-) oops.

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killerjackalope
killerjackalope

Reply 12 years ago

It's 3:47 I still plan to go 100 + miles in under five minutes including acceleration and on ground with mountains and cliffs etc. one second...

Ok to do 100 miles in five minutes I'd need to be doing 1200mph but I have to accelerate, so say it takes me ten seconds to get to 1200mph I now have to go the rest of the 100miles at over 1200 mph

Ok my theoretical shows that i am already dead and yet I still consider it an option, i need more power though, say my machine weighs in a 200KG including me and I wish to accelerate to 1200 mph in ten seconds which means accelerating 200kg or newtons to 536.448m/s in ten seconds this is an acceleration of 53.6448m/s2 so I'll need a force of 10729.96N

Where's kiteman I need his newton meter...

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beado4ever
beado4ever

12 years ago

Last time i saw surface tension like that was my parents anniversary party LOL!!! Interesting gadgets, I like the visor mounted tv (of course in this country that would be the drivers side!)

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 12 years ago

they called it Newtonian Fluid. That is, the viscosity increased when there was pressure applied to it. But as you saw near the end. When the "pressure" was "steady" rather then increasing, the person sank into the fluid.....wild stuff. :-)

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tech-king
tech-king

Reply 12 years ago

yay newton.... not sure what he had to do with it but whatever. (yes, my first name is isaac why?)

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tech-king
tech-king

Reply 12 years ago

this has been added to the list of important stuff they dont teach you in secondary 3. boo the schools.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 12 years ago

it is known as a non-newtonian fluid then.....Oops. misread, mistyped, mistake *sorry*

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 12 years ago

They can't teach you everything.....half the fun of learning is discovery ! Really