Kid Videos

This is the place where I collect cool videos for visitors to Science on the Brain.

Saturday, June 30, 2007

Leonardo Da Vinci Automovile (1495)

Friday, June 29, 2007

Highest BMX Ramp Jump

Thursday, June 28, 2007

DIY Super flashlight modification

While it is true that this flashlight is brighter, the batteries are expensive and the bulb probably lasts less than 10 hours. What they are doing is putting a lot more voltage into the bulb than it expects, and that: a) makes the bulb brighter but b) shortens its life by overheating it.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Theo Jansen's mechanical sculptures

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Ancient salt mining

Monday, June 25, 2007

3D printer (rapid prototyping)

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Marble adding machine

Saturday, June 23, 2007

The human genome project

Friday, June 22, 2007

Quick introduction to kiteboarding

How to use a kite to surf:

Quick introduction to kiteboarding

How to launch a kite:

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Robo building machine

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Disposable chopsticks

Part 2:

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Toothpick bridges

The rules: "The bridge must be built only of round wooden toothpicks and glue for woodwork. Total mass of the bridge cannot exceed 100 grams. The bridge must span a 500mm gap of the loading platform."

This one holds over 500 pounds:

Here's an article on building bridges like this: Toothpick Bridge Building Contests. And another: The Toothpick Bridge

Here is another, simpler one for a high school class:

Monday, June 18, 2007

Big Cats

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Where heart attacks come from

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Kinetic Horse Sculpture

"Study for a solar powered kinetic sculpture inspired partly by the work of Theo Jansen. Apart from the motor drive and crank shaft the machine is constructed entirely from paper."

Friday, June 15, 2007

NASA's TeTWalker Robot Prototype

Thursday, June 14, 2007

NASA's Europa lander

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Longest wall of fire

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Most People Crammed Into A Smart Car

Monday, June 11, 2007

Building falls over in India

Sunday, June 10, 2007


Saturday, June 09, 2007

Something completely different

Friday, June 08, 2007

Marble machines

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Kid does awesome sandrail wheelie at Glamis Dunes

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Beanbots and junkbots

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Scenes from Africa

Monday, June 04, 2007

World's largest vending machine

Sunday, June 03, 2007

Copterbox air drop system

Saturday, June 02, 2007

Clothes changing magic trick

Friday, June 01, 2007

The rabbit and the snake