Why Machines That Bend Are Better


  1. Callie Wickham

    Callie WickhamIl y a 2 heures

    Simply safe just spy’s on you, buy a gun

  2. Adam Bechtol

    Adam BechtolIl y a 2 heures

    A neater video than one might expect.

  3. Ben Williams

    Ben WilliamsIl y a 3 heures

    only 1 min in and this guy already sounds like some liberal money grabbing fear monger. Pretty sure nukes are safe, none have ever gone off accidentally. But no, just another avenue for a libtard to induce fear and sell a product.

  4. Michael Enquist

    Michael EnquistIl y a 4 heures

    How about a link to where we can download some 3D files to print our own models?

  5. Michael Enquist

    Michael EnquistIl y a 4 heures

    Thanks! I just needed to keep watching...

  6. Michael B.

    Michael B.Il y a 7 heures

    How sturdy are they though? Plastic wears out over time with real use. I don't know if i'd trust it over a metal tool.

  7. Daniel Zhikhor

    Daniel ZhikhorIl y a 7 heures

    You cant have a vaccum and an atmosphere without a barrier. I thought this was a science channel...

  8. ice checksolvea

    ice checksolveaIl y a 7 heures

    3d printing technology here we come?

  9. magnumtrooper17

    magnumtrooper17Il y a 8 heures

    the thumbnail looks like two spoons doin' it

  10. The Taoist Conservative

    The Taoist ConservativeIl y a 8 heures

    same reason why trees that bend are better.


    NEINEINEINEINEINIl y a 8 heures

    Thumbnail reminds me of Aphex Twin

  12. Osip Vayner

    Osip VaynerIl y a 8 heures

    Bendy, bendy, bendy!

  13. Travis Coleman

    Travis ColemanIl y a 9 heures

    someone needs to apply this to bicycle suspension. It could make for light, strong, and stiff suspension.


    CHRISXTR3M3GAMINGIl y a 9 heures

    Oh, he knows what happens alright. Look at that proud smirk that screams, "yea. My design is used in nukes😎"

  15. rickowsky

    rickowskyIl y a 10 heures


  16. black magic753

    black magic753Il y a 10 heures

    He’s wrote an entire book and not any book a thicc book on compliant mechanisms alone.

  17. Tom Cass

    Tom CassIl y a 10 heures

    you forgot the 9th P Pollution seen as they are almost all made of plastics

  18. 5umyn0n4

    5umyn0n4Il y a 11 heures

    thanks a lot for this video. It was very interesting. As a procedural mechanic i can imagine very many uses for that sort of research. wish i could be a part of something like this. i mean a lot of it seems like application of actually rather simple concepts but i feel like ive learnt something here today :)

  19. fernysyoutube

    fernysyoutubeIl y a 12 heures

    There are some really smart people in this world. I wish I was one of them. :(

  20. belohnung.

    belohnung.Il y a 12 heures


  21. Желязко Пехливанов

    Желязко ПехливановIl y a 12 heures

    Daaamn that bearing is crazy

  22. Arjun Swayam kumar

    Arjun Swayam kumarIl y a 12 heures

    wait..thats illegal

  23. Gabriele Fusto

    Gabriele FustoIl y a 13 heures

    So cool!!!

  24. Bryan Marsh

    Bryan MarshIl y a 13 heures

    10:04 Derek looks amazed at a simple application of physics and elastic behavior of materials! Haha this is great. Love the video. You should do one on shape memory alloys.

  25. The Niwo

    The NiwoIl y a 13 heures

    Oops. I tripped and my nuke accidentally launched. Sorry bro

  26. The Niwo

    The NiwoIl y a 13 heures

    Give a scientist some plastic and moulds and see what happens :D

  27. ripvanstinkle

    ripvanstinkleIl y a 14 heures

    That was a very good episode.

  28. Max Teer

    Max TeerIl y a 15 heures


  29. Harvey Jones

    Harvey JonesIl y a 15 heures

    That aphex twin logo has some fuckin snap

  30. Hanzimmer7

    Hanzimmer7Il y a 16 heures

    4:54 just woke up from shaggin like rabbits 😜

  31. Float Circuit

    Float CircuitIl y a 16 heures

    That elephant actually made me gasp and smile at the same time. So cool Veritasium, please keep doing your thing! 🥇😊🙌🏽🔥🐘

  32. mancubwwa

    mancubwwaIl y a 16 heures

    Wait no futurama jokes?

  33. Quite Indeed

    Quite IndeedIl y a 16 heures

    So any jokes about Bender the greatest robot?

  34. m8edofallm8eds

    m8edofallm8edsIl y a 18 heures


  35. Hack Delight

    Hack DelightIl y a 19 heures

    I saw a man on top of a girl in the thumbnail. Doctors, what is my sickness?

  36. Jurjen van N.

    Jurjen van N.Il y a 19 heures

    Anyone else see Aphex Twin in the thumbnail?

  37. Dale Anderson

    Dale AndersonIl y a 20 heures

    Wow. Fascinating

  38. LarryLynx

    LarryLynxIl y a 21 heure

    This has been recommended to me from youtube like 25 times now. YES OK I WILL F***ING WATCH IT! STAAAAHP!

  39. razordo

    razordoIl y a 22 heures

    "It's always been considered to be bad, to have flexibility in your mashine." I think that is a very misleading statement. There have always been parts of machines that have to be rigid, and parts that have to be flexible. Springs, "snapping latches" and other principles shown in this video, have been arround forever.

  40. The Crazy Pineapple

    The Crazy PineappleIl y a 14 heures

    Yeah, but bending hinges are still usually considered a big no-no

  41. Arthro

    ArthroIl y a 14 heures

    to add to that, buildings, planes, bridges, and more must be flexible in order to stay in one piece. Buildings must sway with the wind not to crack and fall, wings must bend to not snap, and bridges have to sway less they collapse.

  42. DarkStorm 97

    DarkStorm 97Il y a jour

    Before watching this video, I thought it was from Japan. 'cause sex robots

  43. Charlie Mallindine

    Charlie MallindineIl y a jour

    Weird flex but ok

  44. TootTootMcbumbersnazzle

    TootTootMcbumbersnazzleIl y a jour

    Wonder if the "SimpliSafe" package comes with firearms.


    SWAGCOWIl y a jour

    Cool idea. Even if the parts don't last as long as normal spring loaded components they can be 3d printed and replaced easily.

  46. Neal Sterling

    Neal SterlingIl y a jour

    Absolutely fascinating! Motion without any moving parts only using material properties.

  47. Qlimax

    QlimaxIl y a jour

    @ 5:10 You could put a ratchet setup on that pivot point and make for an interesting tool

  48. David Abbett

    David AbbettIl y a jour

    Stunning .... Thank you

  49. André A.N

    André A.NIl y a jour

    I got a great idea for not accidentally activating nuclear weapons: Don't fu**ing make nuclear weapons.

  50. Bruno Mostert

    Bruno MostertIl y a jour

    it's all about you define "motion"

  51. Malcolm Hughes

    Malcolm HughesIl y a jour

    i had some pegs that were compliant hinge but they blew apart and dropped my clothes on the ground. im interested in the temperature issues as metal gets cold but it gets brittle...

  52. Max Headrom

    Max HeadromIl y a jour

    Awesome! Why the suite when in Utah?

  53. Building with Todd

    Building with ToddIl y a jour

    Sorry, let me pick up my mind as it has just been blown! This video has my creative juices flowing like crazy and I have a tiny bit of experience with 3d printing and might have access to a printer and can't wait to click one of these devices in my own hands. Thanks for sharing and as always Keep Building👍

  54. CatzHoek

    CatzHoekIl y a jour

    That is cool technology

  55. Paul Ocone

    Paul OconeIl y a jour

    Makes me wonder if there are any applications for musical instrument design. My dad repairs woodwind instruments, and he has to work with the challenges of traditional machines all the time.

  56. Spencer Lemay

    Spencer LemayIl y a jour

    Anyone else think Aphex Twin when they clicked this video?

  57. VianaAutoCenter

    VianaAutoCenterIl y a jour

    Hello Derek can you make a video of the international space station component's and explain how long it took to build it?

  58. VianaAutoCenter

    VianaAutoCenterIl y a jour

    Hello Your videos are great. I learned a lot. Thanks!

  59. Francesco Varrato

    Francesco VarratoIl y a jour

    Pounds? Is it even a measure unit?

  60. DDODJO

    DDODJOIl y a jour

    This was amazing. Thank you!

  61. Gun Slinger

    Gun SlingerIl y a jour

    Wow glad there are smart people like this in the world.

  62. Pharmatica

    PharmaticaIl y a jour

    How will it hold up at -270 c in space?

  63. arman rgun

    arman rgunIl y a jour

    aphex twin logo!

  64. Voyager

    VoyagerIl y a jour


  65. Ucmh

    UcmhIl y a jour

    As a numbers guy... this video has an unusually high ratio of likes to views.

  66. Screw The Net

    Screw The NetIl y a jour

    Build me a stepford wife, with al lthe right bendy parts. YEs, everyone and anyone can have their own kinds one day...but I get mine first I says! >,;,

  67. Sammy Fiction

    Sammy FictionIl y a jour

    He doesn't know PepeLaugh

  68. Noen

    NoenIl y a jour


  69. jjohnston94

    jjohnston94Il y a jour

    I guessed right about the elephant. And yes, I would like a cookie. I'm fresh out.

  70. Khushi Sharma

    Khushi SharmaIl y a jour

    Hey everyone. I am starting a new science channel. I would appreciate any name ideas and tips... Thanks for the time : )

  71. David Secrest

    David SecrestIl y a jour

    Says silica Is as brittle as glass. Isn't silica glass?



    down and left

  73. Unity Alpha

    Unity AlphaIl y a jour

    oh my god this stuff is soooo cool. My inner child is screaming at me to get a hold of this stuff so i can bend it my self and stuff like that and understand how it works

  74. Mohammed Medhat

    Mohammed MedhatIl y a jour

    This killed me in my recommendations.

  75. Slaphappy Duplenty

    Slaphappy DuplentyIl y a jour

    Wow. Now we can finally invent springs.

  76. I_Megaman_I

    I_Megaman_IIl y a jour

    pretty cool, the next step would be an AI designing this things, like generative design but only for motion devices.

  77. luketube

    luketubeIl y a jour

    Okay FRreporter, I watched it. Happy now?

  78. Karataron

    KarataronIl y a jour

    oddly satisfying video to help you physics

  79. Duff Harris

    Duff HarrisIl y a jour

    So the new MacBook Pros are superior after all.

  80. George Papag

    George PapagIl y a jour

    Freaky cool!

  81. Hayyan Media

    Hayyan MediaIl y a jour

    But do they biodegradable? Are making more items which will add to microplastics in the oceans?

  82. trance dj

    trance djIl y a 2 jours

    Prof Howell = Dentist from Hangover???

  83. chris4072511

    chris4072511Il y a 2 jours

    That gripper lacks the key features of vice grips: adjustable distance jaws and locking when closed.

  84. jjohnston94

    jjohnston94Il y a jour

    Yeah, well, it's really more of a proof-of-concept piece than a market-ready product.

  85. Luke Watson

    Luke WatsonIl y a 2 jours

    Did this video had a different title? 🤔

  86. bugz000

    bugz000Il y a 2 jours

    11:47 "hey vsauce, michael here."

  87. SD sc0rch

    SD sc0rchIl y a 2 jours

    Q --- do these compliant mechanisms get coupled with piezoelectric materials?? seems like it would be a natural fit and or application

  88. SD sc0rch

    SD sc0rchIl y a 2 jours


  89. Mush V. Peets

    Mush V. PeetsIl y a 2 jours

    He was right w/r/t/ the elephant's trunk, actually. It _does_ go up and in. Just that that movement happens to be cancelled by the rest of the elephant. :P As for those silicon clickety bits, does this mean we can now etch compact mechanical computers with the same techniques used to make compact electronic computers?

  90. Kutulue

    KutulueIl y a 2 jours

    Wow this completely blows my Non-Compliant mechanisms out of the water.

  91. Alex Dearman

    Alex DearmanIl y a 2 jours

    Great vid. What is the white plastic that was used for the elephant etc?

  92. Tunde O

    Tunde OIl y a 2 jours

    8:27 , looks like a James C Maxwell bust

  93. David Messer

    David MesserIl y a 2 jours

    Mechanical systems can be much more reliable than electronic ones. I wouldn't be surprised if nuclear bombs have many mechanical devices in them. I heard of a missile that used a spring-wound gyroscope instead of motor driven. It didn't use a battery that could go bad or need to be replaced. It only needed to run for a minute or so, so using mechanical energy made since. It could be stored for years without worrying about replacing the battery.

  94. Wellful Goodness

    Wellful GoodnessIl y a 2 jours

    I thought this was a new Aphex Twin song since that thing looks like his logo.

  95. arman rgun

    arman rgunIl y a jour

    i know right

  96. Iian

    IianIl y a 2 jours

    "In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists, and will persist."

  97. Gamikom

    GamikomIl y a 2 jours

    You are excited about weapons of mass destruction... Unsubscribed!

  98. Ricardo paixao

    Ricardo paixaoIl y a jour


  99. Carlson Darlson

    Carlson DarlsonIl y a 2 jours

    Hi! Michael, here.

  100. Rodolfo Gonzalez Rivera

    Rodolfo Gonzalez RiveraIl y a 2 jours

    I can see compliant mechanisms implemented in car engines sometime in the future

  101. SgtRevan

    SgtRevanIl y a 2 jours

    Begs the question, why are these not mainstream yet?

  102. Cakeportal

    CakeportalIl y a 4 heures

    I reckon they'd be a lot harder to design than traditional mechanisms.

  103. Obsession With Eyes

    Obsession With EyesIl y a 14 heures

    +SuperAWaC if NASA uses it to make satellite thruster parts, I don't think the design is the problem, but rather the material. There's plenty of examples this very video provides to show how many different materials can be used to make these machines with. Anything from titanium to glass, and anything in between.

  104. Yesto

    YestoIl y a 15 heures

    +DugThatOutMyself well yeah, if youre too late at switching the part but in many cases you dont wait until something breaks to check if it needs to be fixed

  105. DugThatOutMyself

    DugThatOutMyselfIl y a 16 heures

    +SuperAWaC that`s if you`re forgetting, that one broken piece usually damages at least one more

  106. SuperAWaC

    SuperAWaCIl y a 16 heures

    because while these have millions of cycles before breaking, traditional methods have tens or hundreds of millions of cycles, and when these break you need to replace the whole thing rather than a single part.

  107. Gaming Casualties

    Gaming CasualtiesIl y a 2 jours

    bending parts will break easily

  108. Christopher Moye

    Christopher MoyeIl y a 2 jours

    Mind beyond blown

  109. scanlime

    scanlimeIl y a 2 jours

    flexures are cool; too bad about the nuclear weapons tho

  110. Roberto Smith

    Roberto SmithIl y a 2 jours

    Stop trying to be a comedian and interrupting the guy. Makes it too annoying to watch.

  111. Zareth Wilson

    Zareth WilsonIl y a 2 jours

    AMAZING. I'm truly staggered. I screamed myself hoarse and wept tears of joy.