I built a dangerous THING (with Adam Savage)

13 dec. 2020
134 577 Weergaven

Can we all agree that the year 2020 was an absolute dumpster fire? This week's #FireUp2021 project is a collaboration with my friend and hero Adam Savage. It’s part of Lenovo YOGA and Intel Evo’s #ForAllofUsFridays campaign, which aims to bring the magic back to your weekend with a weekly series of Friday based events. See all events on www.forallofusfridays.com.
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  • Awesome and entertaining action!

    Olaf SchermannOlaf Schermann8 dagen geleden
  • 😎💥

    BlackZeroBlackZero8 dagen geleden
  • What a dream to have Adam Savage on speed dial. All the dumb stuff I've pulled off in my shop, that massive encyclopedic brain of his.

    EJ CiramellaEJ Ciramella9 dagen geleden
  • this is such a cool project. i used to spin fire poi back in the day and this totally reminds me of that.

    jonathan larcomjonathan larcom18 dagen geleden
  • waw, this soo good :v.

    AndriGamesAndriGames19 dagen geleden
  • I ship them

    Forge MientkaForge Mientka22 dagen geleden
  • Awesome

    Helen Murray-MillerHelen Murray-MillerMaand geleden
  • Ne oder? Kreisssssch! Cool! :)

    BaschroeBaschroeMaand geleden
  • Cool

  • I love it! When the world gets crazy, make crazy beautiful things 😄x

    Karl HarrisKarl HarrisMaand geleden
  • Hey! I do audio stuff for a living and I'd like to offer some unsolicited advice. During the scene where you run the device the audio has this high, crackling noise often referred to as jitter. It usually happens when the audio source is trying to operate at a different clock speed than the receiver (an example would be an Interface and a DAW being clocked at different clock speeds 44.1k vs 48k) it's usually an easy fix if you catch it early enough. The other cause is running too many applications on the computer and saturating the cpu. Anyway I really enjoyed the video and I hope this was more helpful than annoying!

    JazzyFizzleDrummersJazzyFizzleDrummersMaand geleden
  • Those long-exposure shots are stunning, Great stuff!

    aron craigaron craigMaand geleden
  • You could also fill it with different metals (idk if copper wool exists) so you'd get different colours of sparks

    ZolbatZolbatMaand geleden
  • That's awesome. Would love to see a variety of other metal strands mixed in with the steel wool like copper or borax for green and blues. (lithium could be a bit dangerous for red....).

    D MyersD MyersMaand geleden
  • I like Laura best when she spends time explaining what she's going to do. Some projects don't need an intro, but this was great with the intro. Exquisitely beautiful!

    fluxofffluxoffMaand geleden
  • Such a cool idea, and so fun. Thanks for making this

    Native Son Wood ArtNative Son Wood ArtMaand geleden
  • Now bigger

    Legend of the master SwordLegend of the master SwordMaand geleden
  • YOOOO those photos are absolutely magical !!

    Luke PlattLuke PlattMaand geleden
  • Got a bit emotional on the first call between Adam and Laura. Snif. Ok, that settles it, Laura will some day in the future have to move to California and make a TV show with adam 😊

    Federico DecaraFederico DecaraMaand geleden
  • Pls mount it on a crane and make it spin horizontally (like a ceiling fan, with a spark emitter on each blade), so you can stand in a dome of sparks, but be safe in the middle. Could be an awesome effect in music videos or movies.

    Rub198Rub198Maand geleden
  • I wish I had an ounce of the talent and happiness both you and Adam possess! Well done,

    Archer AArcher AMaand geleden
  • Why didn't you connect the battery to a wire that runs to the wire wool that you can flip a switch and then creates a circuit and it doesn't set the battery on fire?

    DCAPImagesDCAPImagesMaand geleden
    • Because the cable would tangle and rip

      Laura KampfLaura KampfMaand geleden
  • What about steel at both ends?

    KendyKendyMaand geleden
  • I love your natural joy, when you see your projects working out or being finished. Great and spectacular machine you built there!

    Kai LutherKai LutherMaand geleden
  • I thought u said big, I've seen that done by hand, a turkey roasting pan would b big

    Eddie HarrisEddie HarrisMaand geleden
  • “Only you can’t start forest fires”

    epiccollisionepiccollisionMaand geleden
  • I see videos like this one of yours and I get super impatient for my daughter to grow older and begin building things with me. I hope and pray my children love creative stuff as much as I do! This was epic Laura!! Amazing job!!

    The Ideas GuyThe Ideas GuyMaand geleden
  • Hey Laura/Laura's Editor, great video. Unfortunately the experience of watching it was ruined for me because the music sections were so much louder than the talking sections, which meant that instead of watching the video uninterrupted I constantly had to fiddle with the volume. Some people like to watch videos in public spaces, or have hearing problems, or are trying to watch the videos without waking their kids. The constant dramatic shifts in volume make it very difficult to watch these videos. Its like watching tv and then the commercials come on and blast you with their message. Base is especially troublesome for this as well. I'm not sitting here so I can groove to the music when it comes on, its filler so that the video flows well. There is no need to turn it up like that since we're not in a club environment trying to dance to it over the noise of other people.

    XeroShifterXeroShifterMaand geleden
  • How can something so dangerous, be so soothing?

    Gregg BondGregg BondMaand geleden
  • sehr schön!

    Uwe W.Uwe W.Maand geleden
  • wonder if a double pendulum variant of this would work in any capacity...like to take multiple long exposure shots probably

    josh hightowerjosh hightower2 maanden geleden
  • NICE

    ian mcfaddenian mcfadden2 maanden geleden
  • Such an awesome video!!! Keep up the great content!

    chaoschaos2 maanden geleden
  • I liked the idea of the battery on a spring and using centrifugal force to ignite the steel wool with the 9V battery. While true that the battery could catch fire if exposed to the flame, I thought why not place the battery on the opposide end of the shaft and have wires looping back and into the wool cage. That way the battery is pushed away from the fire using the centrifugal force while also pushing the battery up against the wires and thereby igniting the steel wool. That also makes it so that you would not need an outside fire source for the ignition.

    Guðmundur Arnar GuðmundssonGuðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson2 maanden geleden
  • Yes, the new mythbusters!! With Laura Kampf, Simone Giertz and Adam Savage!

    TuurTuur2 maanden geleden
  • call colin furze!

    Jordan LarsonJordan Larson2 maanden geleden
  • I think the bandsaw used at 2:20 will need new brushes soon...

    lImbus924lImbus9242 maanden geleden
  • Looks like whip hitting ground!

    SummerTheVixenSummerTheVixen2 maanden geleden
  • 4:18 oh hai pupper

    Theo DurbinTheo Durbin2 maanden geleden
  • 2:19 definitely seeing some sparks already

    Theo DurbinTheo Durbin2 maanden geleden
  • An alternative to the ignition system would be a step up transformer from a cheap taser with a rf switch relay. If you mounted it on the axis it shouldn't affect the balance too much. You could have wires going down into the steel wool.

    gaza1121gaza11212 maanden geleden
  • Seems pretty safe to me. I love spark showers! Nice work!

    Daniel MackeyDaniel Mackey2 maanden geleden
  • Bravo! Magical & inspiring!

    Springwood CottageSpringwood Cottage2 maanden geleden
  • Tolles Video :) . Zu sehen, wie du mit Adam zusammenarbeitest, macht mich glücklich.

    AzurePainAzurePain2 maanden geleden
  • Doctor Strange wants his portal back. ;P

    Aerik ForagerAerik Forager2 maanden geleden
  • 👍

    Unnom MémorableUnnom Mémorable2 maanden geleden
  • Needed a counterbalance on the short arm for stability at higher speed. Add just enough blei/lead to completely balance the propeller on the axle.

    John DoDo DoeJohn DoDo Doe2 maanden geleden
  • Wow!!👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

    kranzonguamkranzonguam2 maanden geleden
  • Haha. Laura says: "Dangerous THING"! She never saw Colin Furze do firework^^

    Armored SaintArmored Saint2 maanden geleden
  • /me looks at steel wool I have...

    Akos LukacsAkos Lukacs2 maanden geleden
  • I heard you on the Tested podcast, had to see this. Subscribed!

    James KingJames King2 maanden geleden
  • I would have put a big mirror between the arm and the motor to reflect dark and fire light .... :)

    Giovanni calàGiovanni calà2 maanden geleden
  • How about copper scrubbing pads mixed in! You would definitely get some cool colors.

    Tim HansenTim Hansen2 maanden geleden
  • ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐This is spectacular! Great work!⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

    Christopher Soprano -sculptorChristopher Soprano -sculptor2 maanden geleden
  • Nice work, maybe you could have a look at this and see if its possible to add some of these chemicals into the steel wool , might give you different colours as it burns, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colored_fire

    Anthony HindsAnthony Hinds2 maanden geleden
  • You could just run 2 wires from a battery mounted on the stick...

    Stangil1Stangil12 maanden geleden
  • Nobody thought about Doctor Strange?

    Karan BhargavaKaran Bhargava2 maanden geleden
  • Hei that was super cööl. 😎😎😎

    PRODUCTIONmYOWN Herr DirektörPRODUCTIONmYOWN Herr Direktör2 maanden geleden
  • I’m am a big fan of your work,passion and talent! Ty for inspiring me

    Scott TellockScott Tellock2 maanden geleden
  • At 10:52. That looks just like Doc. Strange's magic portal hand swirling thing!

    David JDavid J2 maanden geleden
  • Noch 1-2 Messingspäne für zusätzliche Farben?

    norm1124norm11242 maanden geleden
  • Thank you for that. It was much appreciated --something to raise the spirits.

    Clinton WilliamsClinton Williams2 maanden geleden
  • YOUR MUSIC,.... is making want to go play with some new VSTs with my Fruity loops. New drums that thump and keep clear and sound clean. (Ujam Kandy)

    Joe NoreroJoe Norero2 maanden geleden
  • I'm confident Adam could motivationally talk me into robbing a bank! me: "man, I just don't know..." Adam: "Oh you'll be just fine, I've played it out in my head many times!" me again: "oh, ok" love his energy and enthusiasm

    BrianBrian2 maanden geleden
  • So cool!

    Jorunn OlafsdottirJorunn Olafsdottir2 maanden geleden
  • So, basically...you created a 1.4 HP Feuerwerksalternative...😀...!

    Don KryptonDon Krypton2 maanden geleden
  • Krásne 😀

    Dušan BudinskýDušan Budinský2 maanden geleden
  • Your text art is such a cool visual feature. but steal wool is quite something as well :D :D :D

    Thiemo FischerThiemo Fischer2 maanden geleden
  • All Adams battery on a spring idea needed is some wires run down to the steel wool to extend the battery contacts.

    Andrew FrinkAndrew Frink2 maanden geleden
  • Yeah! That worked. Mind taken OFF of 2020 for a moment of pure happiness!

    ryder clarkryder clark2 maanden geleden
  • That was amazing Thank you

    TheFusselmonsterTheFusselmonster2 maanden geleden
  • Adam's like the NLworld dad, that helps all the different makers with their projects.

    CountDoucheulaCountDoucheula2 maanden geleden
  • A++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++wesome!!!

    Wim BruynseelsWim Bruynseels2 maanden geleden
  • They would love you back home in Catalonia where we do it with fireworks. We call it “Corregocs” nlworld.info/key/video/y3qak72ybJqCl28

    gustabofroggustabofrog2 maanden geleden
  • Great work!

    Mark SchneiderMark Schneider2 maanden geleden
  • It’s like fire works on steroids! ❤️❤️

    Rachel Manshreck-HeadRachel Manshreck-Head2 maanden geleden
  • ♥️💫

    tor_seldentor_selden2 maanden geleden
  • Lovely

  • Awesome as usual. Your skills and talent are unreal. As is your passion and personality. The thumbnail photo does not quite capture the magnitude of the structure and scale of the piece. Amazing!

    Artie ShellArtie Shell2 maanden geleden
  • Might want to keep in mind the phrase "fail safe" for your lighting system. It doesn't mean the thing can't fail, but that if it does fail it fails in a safe way. As it is, if you lose power to your electromagnet, the torch activates. Also, if the torch tips over and fails to light the wool, there is no mechanism to retract it so you are stuck with "a lit fuse" for a firework that didn't go off.

    Kyle JacobsKyle Jacobs2 maanden geleden
  • Incredible

    Geoff DavisGeoff Davis2 maanden geleden
  • The music name is ""into the black hole""😎😎

    oussama ghazaloussama ghazal2 maanden geleden
  • That photog at 10:51 is so goshdarn awesome!

    Lauri VeijalainenLauri Veijalainen2 maanden geleden
  • Now add a row of LED's to the cross bar and turn it into a sparky POV display.

    Lars SveenLars Sveen2 maanden geleden
  • Wooow! Richtig geil 😀👍 Ich wünsche dir schöne Weihnachten 🎄

    GrasdagglGrasdaggl2 maanden geleden
  • 2:19 you already had a fireworks-machine

    PortCharmersPortCharmers2 maanden geleden
  • Awesome! Could you put steel wool at both ends to make even more sparks?

    No WayNo Way2 maanden geleden
  • Cool as...!!!

    Alasdair MacKenzieAlasdair MacKenzie2 maanden geleden
  • Doctor Strange has nothing on you

    me Duncome Dunco2 maanden geleden
  • That was spectacular. Next: BIGGER!

    Barrett DentBarrett Dent2 maanden geleden
  • Hallo Laura! Hast du einen Link zur Zimmer Säge? Vg aus Köln!

    Kurt VierKurt Vier2 maanden geleden
  • v2.0 needs a 2nd arm swivel on the propeller to give the chaotic spinning effect.

    SciPunk215SciPunk2152 maanden geleden
  • Shoulda put another basket on instead of the counterweight.

    T_D_BT_D_B2 maanden geleden
  • That smile can melt any metal!!!!!

    Christian SantessonChristian Santesson2 maanden geleden
  • Good work, fabulous visuals. Hmmm, introducing pure oxygen as it burns! Oh! Yeah! "Yeah, that's how it starts. Oohing and ahhing. Then comes the running and screaming..." Close approximation of Jeff Goldblum in Jurassic Park.

    billbucktubebillbucktube2 maanden geleden
  • Sehr gut, aber nicht verbrannt werden

    Chuan LiChuan Li2 maanden geleden
  • That is wicked cool!

    David VarnerDavid Varner2 maanden geleden
  • Wessen Kopfhörer sind bei 2:11 auch explodiert?! Tolles Video, Laura!

    quentinlynchquentinlynch2 maanden geleden
  • Beautiful!

    Kzoo KidKzoo Kid2 maanden geleden
  • Love it that's so awesome.

    Santiago Cantu BorjasSantiago Cantu Borjas2 maanden geleden