World's Fastest Pitch - Supersonic Baseball Cannon - Smarter Every Day 242

6 sep 2020
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I have been wanting to build this thing as long as I understood the physics of how it all works. A super big thanks to David Linderman, Jeremy Fielding, Trent, and David Woodall (the welder).
I realize most people who support Smarter Every Day don't do it for "transactional" reasons, (ie, I'll support Smarter Every Day to get stuff). I also realized that there is often a mental hurdle that must be crossed before support on Patreon starts. My thought is that I'd really like to give folks a baseball, and it might provide enough momentum to get over that initial hurdle. I signed the first shipment of baseballs I received, but I only have so many of those. There's no implication that my signature is worth anything.... it's just kind of what you do with baseballs... it's a tradition. After a certain number, it will transition to unsigned baseballs. I've got enough signed baseballs to over all existing Patrons, and many more, but I will wait a month or so to see how many I need to get, then I'll order the second batch. I like to support jobs and pay people for what they're good at. The machinists and welders who made the parts in this video for example. The whole intent here is to diversify away from solely being ad sponsored so I don't have to answer to anyone but myself and Patrons with respect to the types of content I choose to make. Thank you for understanding what I'm doing here, and even if you decide not to kick in at www.patreon.com/smartereveryday , I'm super grateful you took the time to watch this video!
Thank you very much,
Destin
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  • I have been wanting to build this thing as long as I understood the physics of how it all works. A super big thanks to David , Jeremy Fielding, Trent, and David. I realize most people who support Smarter Every Day don't do it for "transactional" reasons, (ie, supporting Smarter Every Day to get stuff). People usually support because they understand what I'm trying to do here and are of good will. I also realized that there is often a mental hurdle that must be crossed before support on Patreon starts. My thought is that I'd really like to give folks a baseball, and it might provide enough momentum to get over that initial hurdle. I signed the first shipment of baseballs I received, but I only have so many of those. There's no implication that my signature is worth anything.... it's just kind of what you do with baseballs... it's a tradition. After a certain number, it will transition to unsigned baseballs. I've got enough signed baseballs to over all existing Patrons, and many more, but I will wait a month or so to see how many I need to get, then I'll order the second batch. I like to support jobs and pay people for what they're good at and hopefully this will enable more of this. The machinists and welders who made the parts in this video for example. The whole intent here is to diversify away from solely being ad sponsored so I don't have to answer to anyone but myself and Patrons with respect to the types of content I choose to make. Thank you for understanding what I'm doing here, and even if you decide not to kick in at www.patreon.com/smartereveryday , I'm super grateful you took the time to watch this video! Thank you very much, Destin

    SmarterEveryDaySmarterEveryDay7 mánuðum síðan
    • That is the longest comment I have ever seen

      Max LimMax Lim4 dögum síðan
    • I think you should fire some baseballs at a double slit in the metal plate...... With a back witness plate & see what it says.

      Rocket ManRocket ManMánuði síðan
    • Actually, seeing the extra hardworking people in the video made me wonder approximately how much of your own money do you spend making your videos? I’ve seen those videos where the only extra helping hands were those of your children lol, but in an episode like this, machining all of these parts must have cost a pretty penny. I know how charitable you are, and maybe some people do this stuff with you for free, but I’m curious exactly how much it all costs. Really love your channel and I hope you never run out of questions to answer. ;)

      Jason GlaserJason GlaserMánuði síðan
    • Hi destin, My name is Thiago, I’m a big fan of yours here in Brazil 🇧🇷 I love your content and became a patreon for 5-6 months now but never actually received my baseball, it wold hold a lot of sentimental value for me, because was your channel that made me learn English just to watch your videos and understand all that was said.

      Thiago RodriguesThiago RodriguesMánuði síðan
    • at 16:46 was that a cavitation bubble? in air?

      Alfa foxAlfa foxMánuði síðan
  • Ok, I know it's been a while since you worked on this but I have a question, if you launched it into the sky would it reach escape velocity?

    Malachi CliftonMalachi Clifton33 mínútum síðan
  • destin kinda looks like johnathan torrens from trailer park boys

    Dane RhodesDane RhodesKlukkustund síðan
  • mike trout could hit that

    Joe DJoe D4 klukkustundum síðan
  • Science is very cool!

    Pietro ParisiPietro Parisi7 klukkustundum síðan
  • You need to make a version with a rifled barrel now

    Eagle RanchEagle Ranch19 klukkustundum síðan
  • 19:58 is why you’re here. You’re Welcome.

    Danny PhantomDanny PhantomDegi Síðan síðan
  • I like his content

    Sky GGSky GGDegi Síðan síðan
  • But the camera is on an angle for the second post so technically it's going even faster

    Just JdynJust JdynDegi Síðan síðan
  • My nickname for it is the baseball basher

    sabin_playsroblox YTsabin_playsroblox YTDegi Síðan síðan
  • that picatinny rail though :'D

    OverpayOverpay2 dögum síðan
  • Destin be like: This is NUTS

    Gavin MannGavin Mann2 dögum síðan
  • Please, for the love of god and all that is holy: use SI, because i do believe your audience is international. I have no f*ing clue what mph, feet, .... is.

    Lehel RLehel R2 dögum síðan
  • Or maybe you should get super compressed air

    Karry CKarry C2 dögum síðan
  • Cat on the box

    Kamryn SawyerKamryn Sawyer2 dögum síðan
  • 8:49 turn on the subtitles xD

    3KLANG3KLANG2 dögum síðan
  • that haricut...

    Sudo__Sudo__2 dögum síðan
  • Maybe the third rift that bounced back in the shadow was the compressed air waves traveling at Mach 1 from the baseball collision with the barrier

    Shawn NguyenShawn Nguyen2 dögum síðan
  • Wonderful production quality, which makes watching the engineering all the more enjoyable. Great work all round!

    AmdrazAmdraz2 dögum síðan
  • Can we just talk about how that looked like throwing an egg at a wall?

    TBPE VlogsTBPE Vlogs2 dögum síðan
  • Destin: talking about aerodynamics A random team: can we go on our field to play yet?

    MindfulDisc4847MindfulDisc48473 dögum síðan
  • How to win WW III: Watch this video

    Penguin KingPenguin King3 dögum síðan
  • Wow!..... The baseball colliding with that metal plate looked like a raw egg hitting the pavement after being dropped off the Sears Tower!.....

    Astral Plane EncountersAstral Plane Encounters3 dögum síðan
  • ..... My favorite part of the video is @ 20.42....."However, back in the day I had a crazy idea and I was able to convince my wife" ...... (Destin laughs, revealing the mad scientist within)..... LOL

    Astral Plane EncountersAstral Plane Encounters3 dögum síðan
  • "grown men giggling" the captions LMAO

    Problematic G3niusProblematic G3nius3 dögum síðan
  • Smarter everyday and still measures in feet ... :P

    NewRooNewRoo4 dögum síðan
  • How is this even legal?

    KwisslKwissl4 dögum síðan
  • Saturday nights with the boys

    WettsoccWettsocc4 dögum síðan
  • "Orthogonal to the gun!!"😂

    Robert MichaelRobert Michael4 dögum síðan
  • My bois setup tho

    Kaden LeeKaden Lee4 dögum síðan
  • I love the mullet kicking in

    Arnulfo MorenoArnulfo Moreno4 dögum síðan
  • Dude. combine this with the machine you guys used to hit the longest home run and see what that would do. New video idea. Shoutout plz if you do this. That would be awesome

    FNC skiFNC ski4 dögum síðan
  • Here in Australia that would be classed as a proscribed weapon and get you a hefty fine, if not gaol time.

    KvotheKvothe4 dögum síðan
  • now thats a lot of damage

    Daan KruitDaan Kruit5 dögum síðan
  • Anybody else notice the cat sitting on top of 8 feet of baseballs at 9:09?

    Vercus100Vercus1005 dögum síðan
  • Macbok pro with the windows 10 toolbar lol

    Mattias EensaarMattias Eensaar5 dögum síðan
  • They created a railgun

    your dad, westynyour dad, westyn5 dögum síðan
  • You talk too much

    SystemsSystems5 dögum síðan
  • 9:10 your cat climbed the boxes

    nikki herrnikki herr5 dögum síðan
  • Compressing the air so hard with the sheer speed that it behaves like a liquid. Day-um!

    eleverselevers5 dögum síðan
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    Zana AlfordZana Alford5 dögum síðan
  • Science rules and I love watching smart people having fun with it.

    112doc112doc5 dögum síðan
  • A M S P E E D

    The normal youtuberThe normal youtuber5 dögum síðan
  • It go big boom

    The normal youtuberThe normal youtuber5 dögum síðan
  • You were on the Friday mystery dodg!

    Justin FloridiaJustin Floridia6 dögum síðan
  • so thats what smashed my window

    z0ck3rz0ck3r6 dögum síðan
  • Hey if you were to coat the ball in Vaseline or any other petroleum based lubricant it would diesel ignite and give you more bang as well.

    Billy Mehaffey’s Tips and TricksBilly Mehaffey’s Tips and Tricks6 dögum síðan
  • Nitrogen is a liquid transferring into a gas just like C02 and the reason air rifles don’t use C02 is because it moves slower than air and the best gas to use to propel an object is helium. You end up with a 30 to 40% velocity increase compared to air.

    Billy Mehaffey’s Tips and TricksBilly Mehaffey’s Tips and Tricks6 dögum síðan
  • Hey check out PCP air rifle compressors they are only $200.00 to $600.00 on eBay and they build up to 6000 PSI

    Billy Mehaffey’s Tips and TricksBilly Mehaffey’s Tips and Tricks6 dögum síðan
  • Your gonna need a switched valve on your pressure dump reservoir or you’ll build less vacuum on the ball

    Billy Mehaffey’s Tips and TricksBilly Mehaffey’s Tips and Tricks6 dögum síðan
  • Baseball canon!? It looks like a tank to me

    topektopek6 dögum síðan
  • Imagine going thru your everyday life when a baseball DEMOLISHES YOUR WALLS just cuz some dudes thought: neat. Baseball go WHOOOSH

    skamelion skamelionskamelion skamelion6 dögum síðan
  • OK I think we know whats coming... 1000 MPH baseball cannon PLUS the 250 MPH bat.... guaranteed destruction of something makes good content.. or we launch baseballs to the moon. Either way, I'm watching that...

    Ben FBen F7 dögum síðan
  • Wait what that a cat on the boxes???

    FORTNITE AWESOMENESSFORTNITE AWESOMENESS7 dögum síðan
  • Awesome video, and good thoughts as well as at the end of the video

    C4HDKillC4HDKill7 dögum síðan
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  • I want a wallpaper collection of the 10 frames of impact, please destin!

    DaRedaBuaDaRedaBua7 dögum síðan
  • I would really like to know roughly how much this cannon costs. I estimate it in the 50.000$ range (without vacuum pump, gas bottles, highspeed camera :D). How far am I off?

    RubyRhodRubyRhod7 dögum síðan
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    Mooney DallasMooney Dallas7 dögum síðan
  • light speed baceball cannon

    Charles cookCharles cook7 dögum síðan
  • He should shoot it at a tree and see if it destroys it

    Max BuyssensMax Buyssens7 dögum síðan
  • imagine sitting in a tank and being hit by a 1.36 mach baseball

    Kadoja44Kadoja448 dögum síðan
  • Miltary : invest time

    menteriamenteria8 dögum síðan
  • Tank budget cuts be like

    goated on the sticksgoated on the sticks8 dögum síðan
  • Why does it look like he has a suppressor on the end of it

    Carter BrownCarter Brown8 dögum síðan
  • you made me want to beat your record

    Tiny PlaysTiny Plays8 dögum síðan
  • So you built a tank

    Jayden SonnierJayden Sonnier8 dögum síðan
  • @9:19 yeah, just shoot a ball to the netherlands with that insane beast...

    Remco BooyRemco Booy9 dögum síðan
  • Let’s see if mike trout can hit this one

    Jared AndersonJared Anderson9 dögum síðan
  • This guy is underated

    Jared AndersonJared Anderson9 dögum síðan
  • 9:20 cat

    LuniZunie GamerLuniZunie Gamer9 dögum síðan
  • Whats the science on that haircut

    Driving-Riding-WrenchingDriving-Riding-Wrenching9 dögum síðan
  • Can we talk about the fact that they just shot a super sonic baseball out in the middle of anywhere who tf knows like that coulda clapped some guy walk-in lmao

    Joseph McclainJoseph Mcclain9 dögum síðan
  • The direful glove supply attend because precipitation additionly memorise per a axiomatic bird. windy, obeisant mechanic

    Alex AbAlex Ab10 dögum síðan
  • I would take this 450 feet dead center

    mzkmzk10 dögum síðan
  • Wow that's the same effect you have if you hit homerun in videogame.

    Göktuğ ErolGöktuğ Erol11 dögum síðan
  • Try this with a baseball size iron ball. If this works, sell this to the U.S. Army😁

    Gabe KGabe K11 dögum síðan
  • That ball hit my windshield

    Funne MonkeyFunne Monkey11 dögum síðan
  • Any young, up and coming pitchers with Mach 1 arms?

    Chris ChanChris Chan11 dögum síðan
  • SUPER SONIC BASEBALL CANNON VS THE MAD BATTER

    Cole LamisonCole Lamison11 dögum síðan
  • Amazing contraption

    Chris GrindstaffChris Grindstaff11 dögum síðan
  • 8:51 the subtitles, man HAHAHA

    Ignacio SepúlvedaIgnacio Sepúlveda11 dögum síðan
  • This cannon looks like the word Mercia not American Mercia

    The yeetanatorsThe yeetanators12 dögum síðan
  • I support them now can I still get a ball

    Getme34 GamingGetme34 Gaming12 dögum síðan
  • should collab with the guys at HowRidiculous to attempt to see what the baseball can and can't go through

    ThoracJunautThoracJunaut12 dögum síðan
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    Dorothy MilesDorothy Miles13 dögum síðan
  • TL:DR: 3 people make a baseball artillery cannon

    xX_worldjaxx_XxxX_worldjaxx_Xx13 dögum síðan
  • 1:15 what about laminar flow?

    Flynn CurtisFlynn Curtis14 dögum síðan
  • 1050mph is 1689km/h for the metric countries. Gotta go fast amirite?

    Lezlie NewlandsLezlie Newlands14 dögum síðan
  • Shoot the baseball at the mad batter with the rounds

    Richard DuRichard Du14 dögum síðan
  • 9:21 Cat up on the boxes

    Braden RBraden R15 dögum síðan
  • Anyone else wondering where that 300psi test ball landed? Lmaooo

    Campbell SoupppCampbell Souppp15 dögum síðan
  • The crack sound you hear is the ball going supersonic.

    betaomega04betaomega0415 dögum síðan
  • That is the definition of a dingher

    The StRyKerThe StRyKer16 dögum síðan
  • >engineer >uses some dumb feetsies and miles instead of metric Idiotic.

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