Rock Skip Robot- The Science of Perfect Rock Skipping

Birt 31 júl 2018
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Summary: I built a rock skipping robot with the help of my nieces and nephews to understand the perfect way to skip a rock. In the end we learned that 4 things matter most:
1) Rock angle of 20 degrees
2) Rock PATH angle of 20 degrees
3) Spin the rock as much as possible
4) Choose a rock that is flat on the bottom and as heavy as possible for you to still get to your max arm speed.

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  • More than rock skipping robot i loved the way he made his nieces nd nephews work as a team. Each of them according to their age nd intellectual capability was helping the project. I remember this saying from LOTR, if u want to go fast go alone nd if u want to go far go together. Guy didn't just create scientific instrument, he passed on legacy.

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  • That skip was too fast, the rock went travelled back to '60s.

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  • It’s not hard to skip a rock but it is hard to find the perfect rock

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  • U actually raised the water level,dumbing rocks:)

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  • The second clip was 41 skips

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  • i can skip 12 thats my record and i have never beaten it try that mark!

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  • i can barley hit 2

  • im suprised there wasnt that one kid who didnt help with the robot


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  • I love your channel so so much and I hope to see many more. Thank you so much for doing these awesome videos! I wish I could be one of your nieces so badly, they get to do so many fun things with you . one of my favorite videos is the one where you have the sand hot tub that looked SO FUN!!! I love everything you do and I hope I can get a response?

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  • when i do rock skipping my rock sink

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  • is it world record

  • i skipped a foot long rock 3 years ago

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  • I was wondering, does the direction that the rock spins do anything?

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  • i love this video

  • Best uncle ever x) I'm sure your family is so happy to have you xD

  • Science ppl: Does it work ? Yes: Make it better No: Fix it Kids: Does it work ? Yes: Make it cooler

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  • A cool video would be learning to do a kick flip on a skateboard using physics

  • The crazy thing to think about is that if this was a real person it's not even the world record

  • *while this comment/observation might be late did you ever consider polishing the underside of the rocks that would have direct contact with the surface of the water?...also not handling the rocks with your bare hands which would transfer natural oils to the rock which would disturb the surface tension of the rocks trajectory...while the over all effect might be subtle the compound effects would be magnified and build on each other from jump to i over thinking this?*

  • I'm a young engineer and I really thank you for all the steps. I think they will be of great use to people like me

  • the fish were like, "IT'S THE END OF THE WORLD " !!!!

  • Legend says the rock is still skipping

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  • Dude! You're nieces and nephews must be cool as uhm...... Really cool things...... Uhm. Oh yeah.... Liquid Nitrogen. That's really cool on many levels.

  • Was this inspired by The Series if Unfortunate Events?

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  • The rocks are cool! But now I want pancakes

  • Hey Mark. I also grew up going to Lake Cavanaugh every summer growing up. I bet we were there at the same time all the time. What part of the lake were you located? I was located in the middle south side of the lake and also had other family on the top right finger of the lake. I remember going to the little store on the lake where you could pull up with your boat and grab some things and go back to fishing or swimming. Wow this video brought back a lot of great memories. thank you.