Why Machines That Bend Are Better

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  • Compliant mechanisms have lots of advantages over traditional devices. SimpliSafe is awesome security. It's really effective, easy to use, and the price is great. Check out SimpliSafe here: https://simplisafe.com/veritasium I visited the Compliant Mechanisms Research group at Brigham Young University and spoke to Professor Larry Howell: https://www.compliantmechanisms.byu.edu At the above link, you can download 3D-print files to make some of the objects in the video, plus learn more about compliant mechanisms. What I learned about compliant mechanisms I summarize in the 8 P's of compliant mechanisms: 1. Part count (reduced by having flexible parts instead of springs, hinges) 2. Productions processes (many, new, different enabled by compliant designs) 3. Price (reduced by fewer parts and different production processes) 4. Precise Motion (no backlash, less wear, friction) 5. Performance (no outgassing, doesn't require lubricant) 6. Proportions (reduced through different production processes) 7. Portability (lightweight due to simpler, reduced part count designs) 8. Predictability (devices are reliable over a long period of time) Special thanks to Patreon supporters: Donal Botkin, James M Nicholson, Michael Krugman, Nathan Hansen, Ron Neal, Stan Presolski, Terrance Shepherd Animation by Alan Chamberlain
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  • dans kk
    dans kk 4 saat önce

    This gives me a new understanding of Bender

  • Spegetti -O
    Spegetti -O 13 saat önce

    You have Elon’s eyes

  • JudgeFredd
    JudgeFredd 14 saat önce


  • Fahrul Ahyan
    Fahrul Ahyan 20 saat önce

    *Samsung is taking notes*

  • Chris Heerschap
    Chris Heerschap 1 gün önce

    I was reminded of this video when I came across this seriously cool 3D printed hand - one piece and four articulated fingers! https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:739806 (not my design, not affiliated, etc, etc)

  • Lucio Amorim
    Lucio Amorim 1 gün önce

    This was a very interesting video, much more than its title or thumbnail suggested - wich is quite rare these days :)

  • tânia santos
    tânia santos 2 gün önce

    i legit applauded. alone in my room. at a computer.

  • El Catrin C
    El Catrin C 2 gün önce

    First this, and then we will bring aperture science to the real world

  • Deathsquad03
    Deathsquad03 2 gün önce

    I have simplsafe and I for one can tell u that it is the most amazing thing ever

  • William Murphy
    William Murphy 2 gün önce

    Rorschach test... two people being intimate

  • Retro Coyote
    Retro Coyote 2 gün önce

    time for mega man

  • ahmed muhammed
    ahmed muhammed 3 gün önce

    1:37 those people behind be like what are they doing here...1:38 nvm i will leave

  • Deuce Moncura
    Deuce Moncura 3 gün önce

    I am pretty glad to see that there are very few dirty jokes in the comments of this video.

    And this comment just backfired on me, didn't it?

  • Μιχάλης Αρ.
    Μιχάλης Αρ. 3 gün önce

    I 've learned so many things from you!

  • Durbar Show
    Durbar Show 3 gün önce

    always <3

  • E&A Productions
    E&A Productions 3 gün önce

    soooo... what your saying is that the iphone 6+ was actually good???

  • Rainbow Zeebra
    Rainbow Zeebra 3 gün önce

    this video should have been named "how to arm nuclear weapons" to get more views

  • joecugo
    joecugo 3 gün önce

    Simplisafe is garbage

  • Jorge
    Jorge 4 gün önce

    The elephant sh#t broke my mind. Thanks.

  • Not A Sith Lord
    Not A Sith Lord 4 gün önce

    Simplisafe is an unreliable product that you don't want to rely on for your home security. Please hire a security professional to install a hardwired system or approved UL/ULC wireless system in your home.

    - A security technician.

  • Mike Bevins
    Mike Bevins 4 gün önce

    In your little "Physics girl" cameo you look disheveled almost like if you just had sex ! Just saying

  • Beef Jerky
    Beef Jerky 4 gün önce

    Why is Veritasium so interesting!

  • C1N3M4T1x
    C1N3M4T1x 4 gün önce

    9:17 that already exists🤔

  • Pepeijn Hazelhof
    Pepeijn Hazelhof 4 gün önce

    Lot of plastics how about metals

  • Ostravak
    Ostravak 4 gün önce

    How they worked out material fatigue?

  • EpicEpidemic
    EpicEpidemic 4 gün önce

    #9 "Private"

  • Yawg moth
    Yawg moth 4 gün önce

    Woah, dude has greys in his beard now. Where has the time gone?


    For 3D printing, what plastic would be best?
    PLA is not very flexible I know

  • Jari Fuller
    Jari Fuller 5 gün önce

    very cool...thx

  • Fharish Ahmed Clips
    Fharish Ahmed Clips 5 gün önce

    Most Cringe moment 7:56

  • Ricky Downhill - RDH
    Ricky Downhill - RDH 5 gün önce

    This is all very cool, but that microscopic stuff is nuts!!

  • M
    M 5 gün önce

    Yea because we have not enough plastic on earth xD

  • Chris
    Chris 5 gün önce

    These guys at 1:37

  • crazyassailant
    crazyassailant 5 gün önce

    At about 3:44, you ask the question about how long the switch piece lasts. He referenced fatigue testing which got over a million cycles before failure. Is there any kind of metric or estimation to what that equates to in terms of time in real-world use? How long would that be expected to last?

  • Jenn Hoff
    Jenn Hoff 5 gün önce

    Wow, this guy is amazing!!!

  • Kanishk Gang
    Kanishk Gang 5 gün önce

    The thumbnail is demonitized.

  • Teerin Varongchayakul
    Teerin Varongchayakul 5 gün önce

    this is the coolest tech ever!

  • Dylan Dreisbach
    Dylan Dreisbach 5 gün önce

    Time to get my 3d printer set up again! They are quite cheap if you don't mind being on your own setting it up and troubleshooting and calibrating.

  • t guanni
    t guanni 5 gün önce

    So damn cool...

  • fernando jaimes
    fernando jaimes 5 gün önce

    my reaction to this is just... :O WoW, awesome