Welcome, Guest. Please Login
SLINGING.ORG
 
Home Help Search Login


Page Index Toggle Pages: 1
Send Topic Print
SUPERSONIC BASEBALL Cannon (World's Fastest Baseball) - Smarter Every Day 2 (Read 81 times)
Sarosh
Funditor
****
Offline



Posts: 723
SUPERSONIC BASEBALL Cannon (World's Fastest Baseball) - Smarter Every Day 2
Sep 6th, 2020 at 4:45pm
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqidD7kVnxY

just in case you missed this
Back to top
 

"The main reason we stop doing something we love is because we forget our love of doing it for enjoyments sake and replace it with the desire to be good at it."
WWW  
IP Logged
 
Kick
Interfector Viris Spurii
*****
Offline



Posts: 3070
Finland
Re: SUPERSONIC BASEBALL Cannon (World's Fastest Baseball) - Smarter Every Day 2
Reply #1 - Sep 6th, 2020 at 4:59pm
 
I love really hard science and maths and physics being employed for crazy things. It's always awesome.
Back to top
 
 
IP Logged
 
Albion Slinger
Descens
***
Offline


Lewis

Posts: 204
Gender: male
Re: SUPERSONIC BASEBALL Cannon (World's Fastest Baseball) - Smarter Every Day 2
Reply #2 - Sep 6th, 2020 at 6:23pm
 
Ever since I saw a super sonic ping-pong ball cannon (powered by vacuum), I've been wondering what sort of power could be generated if high pressure and negative pressure were combined with Venturi nozzle, etc. What they created was exactly that, and it was fantastic. Their high pressure release mechanism is ingenious to me. 
Only problem is that a baseball is not a perfect sphere, and thus there are inefficiencies associated with that. A greased lacrosse ball would probably be better.

I would now like to see the very same design scaled down to fire golf balls, potatoes, etc.
Back to top
 

Regards,
Lewis.
 
IP Logged
 
Rat Man
Slinging.org Moderator
*****
Online


Slinging Rocks!

Posts: 12151
New Jersey, USA
Gender: male
Re: SUPERSONIC BASEBALL Cannon (World's Fastest Baseball) - Smarter Every Day 2
Reply #3 - Sep 7th, 2020 at 3:10pm
 
   Obviously people with too much money and time on their hands but just the same a fascinating video well worth the watch.  Who wouldn't want to see a 1300 mph baseball pulverize itself?
Back to top
 
 
IP Logged
 
Bill Skinner
Slinging.org Moderator
Forum Moderator
*****
Offline


Slinging Rocks!

Posts: 3241
Re: SUPERSONIC BASEBALL Cannon (World's Fastest Baseball) - Smarter Every Day 2
Reply #4 - Today at 10:00am
 
It's a bunch of engineers pursuing their hobbies.

Most of the funding comes from YouTube and donations.  Along with some sponsors.  But the rest comes out of their own pocket. 

You've never wasted money on a hobby?   Grin

I wish I could say that I never have.
Back to top
 
 
IP Logged
 
Page Index Toggle Pages: 1
Send Topic Print
(Moderators: Mauro Fiorentini, Curious Aardvark, Bill Skinner, Chris, Masiakasaurus, David Morningstar, Rat Man) - (Moderator Group: Forum Moderator)