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Rocket Powered Golf Club at 100,000 FPS
- Published on Mar 30, 2019 veröffentlicht
- My golf game has improved.
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DESTIN'S VIDEO- • How Hard Can You ...
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Summary: We made a rocket powered golf club that can swing at 150mph. Instead of just showing the final build I wanted to walk through the engineering design process. We failed in 6 different ways before eventually getting it just right. My friend Destin came and helped out and shot some amazing high speed shots on his nice Phantom camera.
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Comments • 17 804
Dude this was far more terrifying than I expected! Thanks for letting me hang out and participate! I'm SO GLAD YOU INCLUDED THE DOINK TEST.
Wait, 1 hour ago!?
YOU ALREADY SAW THIS AN HOUR AGO WTF
1 HOUR AGO LMAO
SmarterEveryDay Two of the best channels right here
HES LIVING IN 3019
Normal video: "Don't try this at home."
Mark Rober: "So, here are detailed plans on how to make a rocket propelled golf club."
@I Dislike LGBTQ 😐
“With great power comes great responsibility”
-Clearly Not Mark Rober
This was reported for false information
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@Milky What did he do
10:25 imagine standing on the mountain, enjoying a hike. Out of nowhere a mach 10 golf ball conks you in the head.
Now imagine if a club falls on you from 75 feet in the air
@Zboss imagine explaining that to your boss "Sorry can't come in today a golf club fell from space and knocked me out"
@Taco Demon you wouldn’t have to you’d be dead or as true intellectuals say it ded
Imagine an alternate reality where instead of developing firearms humans just began to use swords and axes with rockets attached
That sounds like a fun reality. The Halo gravity hammer (a giant rocket powered hammer for anyone who doesn’t know) would be real!
Well, Tipu Sultan actually invented rocket-powered swords for battle in the 18 century
Making a 550 yard green in one shot.
We'll just use the blank-fired bat and axe designs from StuffMadeHere
Reinhardt from OverWatch has a couple different variants of rocket hammers/axes
Science class: Ok let’s mix vinegar and baking soda.
Mark Rober: let’s send a golf ball to Mars.
Let's put something on Mars even before space x and nasa lol
@The Real MaZMurDa this guy already launched multiple robot's on the mars
certified trollface moment
@The Real MaZMurDa nasa already put like 4 rovers on mars like curiosity, preserverance, spirit, and oppertunity
When you realize that adding a rocket to your golf club isn't against the professional rules
Skyler it’s a joke
_(Don’t Bring Me Down by ELO intensifies)_
@Skyler what if it came from the factory that way?
先生CherryPepsi Im pretty sure they’d make an exception 😂😂😂😂😂
I like to imagine the ISS felt a thud and were like, “Ah, must be mark again.”
Pfffttt, that’s hilarious!
Repair team that's currently out there "Wait, where'd Solar Panel 1 go?"
@Cheryl Day it cant knock a whole pannel off tho
“With great power, comes great watermelon smash-ability” - Mark Rober
It’s impossible not to learn science and engineering while watching Mark’s videos.
Those slow motion clips with the two rocket engines glowing and the ball taking off are a hoot!!!
*I would love to see this done again, but find and track how far that golf ball goes LOL*
Great video man. I love how you can see the tiny shock diamonds in the rocket engine exhaust. Oh yeah, I've heard of that "smarter every day", he's a real up-and-comer ;)
oh.. hi there bob!! your artwork are really beautiful
i like ur youtube channel :)
More like Smarter Every Month
I want that! Wewd.
I can imagine Mark’s neighbours having guests and there’s a golf club with a rocket attached spinning so fast the head comes flying off, and the neighbours are like, “Oh yeah, that happens”.
That was awesome!! I was hoping part of the slow motion footage would be about the different compression of each ball. I figured it would pancake when struck by a rocket propelled driver.
Amazing video. I thoroughly enjoyed it....I do wish you could have recorded more statistics on ball speed, trajectory, distance etc. Would have really took the video to the next level
Wait ! What ? Mark and Destin on the same crazy video? And Destin brings the Phanton ???
So fun. Well done guys.
The sound of the glass breaking was so satisfying.
Other channels: DO NOT try this at home
This channel: if you want to make this yourself, here is exactly how we did it
l o l
Welp looks like Morgz is going to do this next
Well, if they want to have fun on the fields!
And a oop-
imagine someone kilometres away walks outside to be in the sun and gets thwacked with a golf ball going hundreds of kilometres a second
Hundreds of kilometers per second? That person is most likely dead now
Found the non-american
Hundreds of kilometres per second would leave it floating in space. But either way that golf ball, wherever it is, may never be seen again..
13:00 It's insane to see how fast the flame is moving compared to the rest of the slow-moving shot.
8:25 made me laugh hysterically. The dramatic buildup in sound as the club swings faster, then the *WHOOSH.* Then the silence before the "Where's the club?" You couldn't write a comedy better than that.
"Hmm, I need to improve my golfing skills...I will practice more often"
"Hmm, I need to improve my golfing skills...so now I will make a Rocket Powered Golf Club at 100,000 FPS"
I loved it when the club handle flew off I just died laughing 😂
Absolutely no one:
not a single soul:
Mark: *ROCKET POWERED GOLF CLUB*
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To be fair, I'm willing to bet at least 90% of engineers have thought about it. I've wanted to do it, but I don't have the time or money to right now.
No one is silent about it?
I may not come to this channel every day, but it is in my opinion the best Clip-Share channel I have ever come across, thank you Mark.
Have you thought of redoing this with either GPS in the ball or using that electronic net thing that catches the ball and then measures how far it would have went?
That's what I was thinking
There’s actual thing designed for this it’s called a launch monitor. It will tell the club speed, ball speed and distance
I don't think any form of electronics in the ball could survive the hit, but perhaps a drone high enough in the sky with with a ball that's painted with something that glows in the dark, or failing that painted with something extremely reflective and give the drone a spotlight. Just have the drone fly up high enough and in the general direction the ball went and you'd be able to track it down pretty easily as long as it didn't land under a tree or something.
Simpler and much cheaper than a golf radar or speed tracker.
@James Heaton a trackman will do all of that. For 40k
@Silver surfer 24k
I'm legitimately surprised it didn't just take off like a helicopter with some of those tests
Awesome video. I wish you guys had one of those tracker cameras that golf pros use. They tell you the speed and trajectory and distance of the ball! Would have been cool. But oh well!
Mark, Thank you and your team for making science cool and fun. I’m not a teacher in the traditional sense but do individual and small group tutoring for science and math subjects from grade school through undergrad (in my retirement). I spent my life working in intensive care and emergency medicine teaching doctors and nurses but doing something besides medicine is really fun! I love using your projects to teach concepts and also to encourage females to go into math and science professions.
Imagine being Rober's next door neighbor. *Peeks over fence and sees a golf club with a rocket attatched to it* "What da hell he doin now?"
Hingle McCringleberry *hey phineas whatcha doing
@Cole Harding lol so true
We would be best friends
My next question would be "can I join you?"
。 Oh Hi Mark, what cha' doin
They should do this on one of those indoor golf simulators and see the kind of shots and data they can get
This is my absolute favorite channel by far!!
I REALLY wanted to see Mark take the one humans can use to a golf range to get reactions from people.
The fact you still persevere after all them fails is amazing
That just puts in perspective how insane of an athlete Kyle Berkshire is, he pushed 155-160 club head speed during long drive competition, bro is literally faster than a rocket 😭😭😂
Dude you see he hit 236mph ball speed yesterday?!! I guess he is starting to push the boundaries of launch monitors now, I guess he is having a hard time getting propperse spin readings even on the GCquad
@blueyeswhiteclaw yeah didn’t the gc say that he only carried it like 290 or something?
@Cameron Carlson yeah I feel like bryson just needs to build him a personal range that has sensors down range and on the tee box.
@Cameron Carlson yeah, it’s hard for the gc to calculate an accurate distance with that ridiculous speed into a net
Golf experts : it takes years of hard work and practice to become good at golf
Mark : hold my beer
Clive Reddy 😂
Clive Reddy you consider a golf ball traveling at 150MPH that never gets in the hole is good?
The fact is that a human with much less power than this device (+ its accumulated momentum) has a club speed in the same order of magnitude.
The speed of the club when played by a human is caused by the torsion of the shaft that acts like a spring, releasing energy at the impact. Here the stiffening of the shaft makes that impossible.
Searching for the optimal control to input in order to maximize the speed of the club at the moment of the impact would be more interesting imo
My favorite part of science and engineering is the failed experiments because like he says it’s a learning experience and call me a nerd but I love learning
That glass smashing was the most satisfying thing I've seen in ages!!!
Now this is the kind of stuff that would have me watching golf!
I love it when Mark just decides to build some absolutely ridiculous and flex his engineering skills ( Oh and have fun at the same time), while the video goes crazy viral!!
I would really like to see that experiement done with a gps tracked ball, that could be insane :D LOVE the content btw ;)
Kids: daaaaad... i lost my kite in the tree...
Mark: guuuuys... i lost my 3D-printed epoxy-strengthened rocket-propelled golf club in the tree...
Kendall Moore lol
Ahh rally funny
you cared enough to say "N O B O D Y C A A A A R E S", unless you're saying you're actually somebody
Seeing the club fly away was hilarious, but scary! Glad no one got hurt from it!
should have gotten a golf club that had an integrated gps tracker within it. that would be crazy
How would that be possible though
Great & fun experience! Liked it! Can you try cannon throw of a ball having GPS tracker/ RF transmitter like ELT inside so that we get its trajectory and final location without visual?
Wow, i have never seen rocket blast and watermelon in the same frame like that. that was spectacular!! hahaha.
I wonder if you could make a golf ball with a trackable GPS inside kinda like what you did with the bowling ball guts where you hollowed it out and put electronics inside. This way you could revisit this experiment and be able to track your shots.
_50 years later..._
Some guy: “Ow, something hit my head. Wait, why was a golf ball in space?”
whereevenami there are golf balls on the moon
I think if it fell from there it would kill the man
@Lopoo Qwuyt nope
More like: aah what a beautifu- WOAAAAA WHAT METEOR JUST HIT MY BACKYARD
The golf ball would probably evaporate when re entering the atmosphere. Seriously, most meteorites just evaporate in the atmosphere before even getting a chance to hit earth. But the golf ball probably would've never reached space. It probably just landed on a random place in the middle of nowhere.
Imagine the place he bought all those motors from: “so what are you going to use all of these motors for?” Mark: “well I am going to make a rocket powered golf club”, the store: ......
I don’t even play golf but Mark made it look so cool lol. 🤯
Mark’s true power: Making science fun for all.
Mark, I’m sure many people have commented this already...But it’s a real bummer you didn’t track the shot data. This day and age makes it very easy to do so. :( Would have been real nice to see the swing speed, distance, launch angle, etc...
12:57 note to self: don't try to use watermelons as armour against somebody with a rocket-powered golf club
So I'm just saying, "Death by rocket powered golf club" would make an excellent Darwin Awards entry.
All he needs to do is add Flex Tape™ for that not to happen
Man your LEGENDARY! The first video I ever seen of yours, was the squirrel obstacle course, Been a big fan ever since 👌🙌
I wanna see the a more environmentally conscious magnetic railgun version of this, especially since your goal is space orbit I think that would be quite progressive. This was great of course though!
Thank you mark, this was the inspiration for a science project based on Spinlaunch that i did really well on.
The glass though!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️ I love all your videos Mark!!
According to calculations I made based on the info provided in your previous video on cliff jumping, I found that the gold club flew to a total height of approximately 79.21 feet.
Mark: Dad I got a job at nasa
* 9 years later *
Mark’s dad: How’s nasa?
Mark: I don’t work there anymore. Now I make rocket powered golf clubs
Mark’s dad: * visible confusion *
You know rifty huh
Brownie 9807 yep
Sad cause, all this NASA engineer can come up with is putting rockets to a golf club, while stuff made here's channel programmed a golf club to shoot to distances u set it to. So much more cooler ngl.
@Movin Although that was a more recent video, and likely took inspiration from Mark.
wondering if you could stick a tracker in or somewhere on the golf ball to help find the ball after its orbital journey 🤔
You should do a test in which you put measure markers up to 1000 yards and try to measure the actual distance of the golf ball. ⛳️
You have an amazing channel Mark.
Just began watching some of your videos today and have really enjoyed them, but when I came across this one? Well, after the past week that was, THIS is exactly what I needed. All the fails were funny, but #6? I must be truthful here... I laughed till I peed and while that may sound problematic, (and was) I assure you that my loud snorts and side splitting guffaws put me in a much better mood. Thank you all for making my day, my week, and my 2021 a WHOLE LOT BETTER!
Peace & Health!
Let’s just appreciate that this guy makes the impossible possible
**has worked at nasa**
**Has a degree in mechanical engineering **
**Makes rocket powered golf club**
I give you Mark Rober...
Both of them are mechanical engineers.
**Uses Minecraft Cow Sound**
I think he still works at NASA.
Well what do you think they do at NASA? Clearly this is the peak of rocket science. 😂
I want to see a showdown between this and Stuff Made Here's bullet powered baseball bat!!
It’s driving me nuts that you guys are hitting it so far off the toe 😅
Never seen anyone measure doinkage before, very scientific 10/10
I can't believe you didn't use the speed of the golf ball and the trajectory to calculate the estimated distance the golf ball traveled. I'm really curious about that. However, this is still an outstanding video!
You should revisit this and try to track down the balls after they’re shot
I think I speak for all of us that the longer the Mark Rober video, the better!
A Glimpse Inside Hell yeah
Thats what I have always thought too!!!👌
Yeah. Pretty much.
@Mark Rober, would it be possibly to create your own GPS/Bluetooth golf ball? Allowing you to track it by a proximity finder, then you could measure the distance/accuracy. (Also, epic video)
Genius! This is one of the few Clip-Share Channels that actually deserves it's views and viewers. Well done!
You should take the hand-held version to the golf course, and see what kind of reactions you get when you bust it out on the first tee.
You've got to put a tracker in the ball so you can see how far they go
Love it. Now lets get this on the assembly line and in store by Christmas.
Marks videos prove that quality wins over quantity. His 12 videos yearly view exceed other Clip-Sharers frequently uploaded-videos view!
Hats off man for your effort and to your passion and patient!
This is completely different type of content compared to frequentupliad channels. Those channels are meant for people to have something fun to watch each day, while this is meant as a more informational fun video to watch
That shot at 3:35 is blowing my mind right now... how does he do these thingssss
Who??? I think I never heard the name before. My bad!
I think it would have gone further with a stiffer shaft instead of using a reinforced sleeve. A XXXX stiff shaft would have allowed you to utilize the flex of the shaft for more power translation to the ball.
wow this one was insane keep it up love the videos
Can we just appreciate how my dude just used light to make a rocket golf club
Mark: I used rocket propulsion to make a club swing 150mph.
Jamie Sadlowski: I used my body to make my club swing 150mph.
this is hilarious!!! Would have been nice to find out how far was the drive!!!
Mark’s neighbors: what are you doing?
Mark: building a rocket powered golf club
Mark’s neighbors: just another day in Mark’s neighborhood
I don't think he has any anymore
Marx's neighbors: what are you doing?
Marx: starting communism
Marx's neighbors: just another day in Marx's neighborhood
Chromebot our neighborhood*
Definitely a missed opportunity to say "Mr. Rober's Neighborhood" and lob one up for the millenials
Watching a rocket powered golf club smash through a water melon in slow motion was so surreal.
I think it fell behind all those trees, near the base of the mountain because I saw it momentarily in slow mo after you lost track. I'm not sure though, it was too small for me to tell if it was a ball or not.
hehe as an engineer i believe in fail fast and fail often ... or we are not going anywhere :) great video .. im on a Mark Rober binge here
Dang, that golf club entered the stratosphere. That’s history right there.
Was hoping for some maths to calculate how high it went!
Wait did it?
ok why in the world are you here? well anyways, 👌
If u could do this at 200mph it would be very interesting considering nobody has had that swing speed before
"I tried to make this look as natural as possible at a driving range"
I'm sure no one would suspect a thing
Josiah Whitehill and don't get me started on the smoke
Divyansh hey it’s got a problem
Imagine how far it’d go if you actually lined it up to the middle of the club
i find it crazy how in this video Mark is saying that Smarter Every Day was way bigger than him, but now he's taken off and has now gotten twice the subscribers in just 4 years.
the funniest part of this to me is that there are people who can do that with normal golf clubs.
Can't believe he couldn't tell us how far that ball went.
I live for the edits and smashing watermelons in his videos
There should be a "Mark's Museum" where you can go and try all his wacky inventions lol
@Nikita Malikov 😂😂
THAT BROKE MY WINDOW!! (I was kidding)
i wish lol but be prepared
Robber: *Hey your getting robbed*
Mark Rober: *Gets out a handheld rocket powered golf club*
This video still feels new even though it's been 3 years since it was released.
He should return to this project and use golf balls with chips in them like Top Golf uses to track speed, distance, and even spin rate!