I watched five minutes of max Lego RPM attempts...

The internet (and those of us that watch some of the content on it) is an odd, odd place…

I watched the whole thing. Yes. Pretty sad.


I had to watch it to. Thanks.


They are lucky it didn’t fail at that high rpm. A small piece coming off at that speed is going to potentially cause some damage. I’m thinking mostly eyes.

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Pretty cool. The friction welding he showed on the shaft at the end of the video was not a surprise. What was a surprise was how litlle of it there was and that the shaft still turned.

I used to make air driven dental drills. The ones that scream like a banshee when the dentist uses them on you to drill out the cavity. Those buggers we made would run anywhere from 450 to 600 thousand rpm. Never thought to take a video of one being tested.


That was impressive!
LEGO is the toy that just won’t die. It’s passed down to the next generation.
This shows why.


Wowza- pretty hardcore…

I was fascinated by all the gearing combinations.

Nice! The friction reducing materials did a lot of good there!

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*Giggle *



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Next step, attach it to a hamster exercise wheel and see if the little fella can keep up! :open_mouth:

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I want to see @Navynuke99 hook it up to his homemade cold fusion reactor.

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I’ll get on that, soon as I replace the battery that runs said cold-fusion reactor. :wink:


I also watched the whole thing.
LEGO is great. Very durable materials and well made.
To be honest I didn’t expect it to survive RPMs over 10000 though. Of course at that point the friction heat makes it melt.
But several 100 RPM are not a problem. Impressive.

I thought that was his reactor…