The Big Think

March 6, 2010

My Hero

Filed under: Mad Science,Maker — jasony @ 9:01 pm

This guy is my hero. When faced with a workplace lunchtime argument (you know, the kind we all have every day) of whether or not a lava lamp would work on Jupiter, he went home and built himself a 100 pound centrifuge, attached his accelerometer-equipped Android phone, and answered the question.

Now where is my giant treadmill and jet plane?

from his website:

The centrifuge is a genuinely terrifying device. The lights dim when it is switched on. A strong wind is produced as the centrifuge induces a cyclone in the room. The smell of boiling insulation emanates from the overloaded 25 amp cables. If not perfectly adjusted and lubricated, it will shred the teeth off solid brass gears in under a second. Runs were conducted from the relative safety of the next room while peeking through a crack in the door.

Give this guy an award.

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