Gav: Hello, sweet Internet. I’m Gav, Dan: I’m Dan
Gav: That’s DJ Dan. We’re the Slow Mo Guys Gav: A while ago we did a video where we spun a CD so fast it shook itself to pieces. Gav: It sort of wobbled and then flung out
Gav: Yeah. Dan: Right, okay, well this time we got some records. We’re kickin’ it old school. Gav: Yeah, I feel bad breaking these to be honest. It’s almost like ripping a book. It’s just not to be done, is it? Dan: I know what you mean but we did- I did get them from Goodwill. Gav: Yeah.
Dan: So I feel like people are done with them. They’ve experienced it. Dan: Now we’re going to put it into a second use, a second life.
Gav: So, immortalized forever on the internet. Dan: So this is the loading procedure
If you didn’t see the previous video Dan: Then I’ll explain this something. This is actually the motor from inside of a- I think it’s a Dyson Dan: So it can spin at incredibly high speeds. Dan: I think that’s… Dan: …probably alright.
Gav: God, imagine putting a needle on this, what it would sound like. Dan: It would be- [laughs] it’s already kind of wonky. Dan: This record isn’t perfectly straight, you know, when you see them being played on the gramophone, they kind of go like Gav: Yeah
Dan: Like that Dan: I dunno if this is gonna survive long. Dan: So because we’re just using the motor from a Dyson Dan: It’s uh, incredibly fast hoover motor. That’s how it works. It spins really fast Dan: But if you just turn it on straight away Dan: It would be spinning at maximum speed and that’s kind of not what we want Dan: We want to get the gradual build-up and then eventually the breaking of the record Dan: So for that we’re going to use this variac Dan: Which means that you put the- you put a voltage through it and you can vary the output Dan: Increasing it gradually until we hit that exact breaking point we need. Gav: I’m excited.
Dan: Yeah me too.
Gav: Slightly scared, too. Dan: Yeah, it makes a hell of a noise. It’s really intimidating. Gav: Shooting on the v2640. We’re gonna start at 12 and a half thousand frames a second. Gav: I think if this works, we’ll paint one.
Dan: Alright. Gav: Paint the different quadrants so you can see it spin better.
Dan: Sounds good to me. [record whirling] Dan: The stand vice is going everywhere. This thing is so powerful it’s like shaking the vice, right? Gotta turn it down [record whirling and breaking] Dan: God, that goes!? Dan: That goes. [exclaims]
Gav: Look at this.
Dan: Oh, it’s like colored it. It’s turned it into- Oh… Dan: Geez, that’s crazy.
Gav: Where did it go? Dan: Whoa, it just got eviscerated. I think oh, look, there’s a big chunk of it there. That’s a big chunk. Dan: Bugger. Yeah, I was all the way over there and some tiny little like- tiny little fragments were like bounced off of this and went Gav: Little bits of musical dust.
Dan: Yeah dust. I think that was- You know what? Dan: I think that took more than the CD.
Dan: I think so. Dan: Look what it’s done to the wood here. Dan: It’s like embedded itself in the wood. Fully, almost, cracked the wood open. Gav: This is lethal.
Dan: I’m actually glad we put these up.
Dan: You know? Gav: I was getting worried that we were gonna send it across the… fences.
Dan: Well, if there’s pieces like this, then it’s possible. Gav: At this speed, it’s almost like you could play the music out of it. Dan: Yeah, this is the music speed up here.
This is what is actually-
Gav: This is slowed down to be- Oh. Gav: Yeah, now it’s warping Gav: You can see on the reflection that it’s gone a bit [makes warping noises] Dan: It must just happen at a certain speed but it’s like “And now I’m warping” Dan: It’s weird because it… stabilizes. Initially- Both: Whoa! Dan: God! Gav: Wow!
Dan: What the- Dan: There’s like a chunk of it still on there! Gav: Okay, let’s do that frame by frame. Okay, so it’s split from the middle. See that crack.
Dan: Yeah, I see that. Gav: Worked its way through. Dan: Turned into like a tree either side. Gav: So weird. Looks like lightning going through it. Dan: It pretty much does and that means that like- each of those halves is now like really vulnerable to cracking and then- Gav: And the other- Look on the left, it just goes [makes cracking noise] Dan: They just turn to glass, like- they just turned to dust. Dan: It’s kind of good that we’ve got the blocks there because it like shatters it after it’s gone. Gav: Yeah. Dan: Because there were some big chunks coming out of that.
Gav: I think we should move the blocks on the right side. Just slightly out of the way. Both: Oh! Dan: It just chipped the edge.
Gav: It just smashed on the side. Gav: I think, just for safety, we should build up one higher. Dan: You think so?
Gav: Yeah. Gav: Like, this is coming off as some ridiculous clip. Dan: [laughs] Gav: What?
Dan: Some clip. [making fun of Gav] Gav: Because we’ve got enough light, I’m just gonna change the shutter angle to 90 degrees. Gav: Each exposure is now… 20 microseconds approximately. Gav: Which should get rid of half the motion blur.
Dan: Oh, I also need a shield. Dan: I’ll just hide behind that wood thing. Dan: [grunts] Gav: Well the tree?
Dan: Too far away. Gav: Too far away?
Dan: Yeah, the wires don’t reach. Dan: Yep. [record whirling] [record snaps] Dan: Whoa! Dan: I was like, there’s not much more to give on this.
Gav: Really? Dan: Yeah, I was nearly full whack there.
Gav: [laughs] Dan: Was nearly full whack.
Gav: There’s surely no way it’s at its full speed with that on it. like that Gav: Like, the motor is only going to spin a small fan. Dan: But because- May be because the record is heavier. It’s slowing it down more, so it’s not being able to get the same rpm? Oh Dan: Yeah, this one’s cracked slightly different. It’s not in such a straight line. It’s gone like… Dan: Sideways, you can see the marks that it’s left on the brick. Gav: Really?
Dan: Yeah. [talking to Meg, Gavin’s girlfriend]
Gav: Do you wanna watch this with us?
Meg: Yeah. [record whirls in slow-mo] Gav: Kay, you ready? [record snaps]
Both: Whoa! Gav: That one was different because it cracked from the outside. Gav: See the crack of the bottom now.
Dan: Yeah. Dan: three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine frames and it was gone. That broke really similarly to the CD Gav: Yeah, that was, because it broke from the outside, that was exactly how the CD went. And then it just misted itself. Gav: Look at the sparkle. Pretty neat-o-barrito if you ask me Gav: Let’s move everything… six feet back. Dan: [murmurs] Oh god. Dan: So much effort to move these, it’s ridiculous. Gav: So we thought we’d make it easier – to be able to do maths on this. Gav: So we painted quadrants- Well, you painted.
Dan: I say I painted quadrants. Dan: It’s not really-
Gav: The blue is questionable. It’s a sort of slightly bigger piece of the pie Dan: [sighs] You just complain about everything, don’t you? I can’t do anything right. Dan: You didn’t say, do like an amazing job of it. Dan: It was just like a basic thing. Sorry I didn’t measure it out to the millimeter. Dan: God! Gav: Shall I preface everything now? “Oh, by the way, do an amazing job on it?”
Dan: Yeah! Dan: Otherwise, I’ll just do a shoddy job obviously.
Gav: No, I like it. I think it’s funny. Dan: Okay. Dan: It’s locked in there.
Gav: So let’s play a guessing game.
Dan: Yeah? Gav: So there’s always a piece that goes straight up and doesn’t shatter. Dan: Mm-hmm.
Gav: What color do you think it’ll be? Gav: I reckon blue.
Dan: Uh, yellow. Gav: Yellow?
Dan: For sure.
Gav: Alright. Gav: I wonder what color that’ll look like when it’s… spinning. Gav: I mean, if it was red green and blue it would appear white. But because of the yellow… Dan: It’ll appear yellow?
Gav: Yeah, maybe. Gav: Let me just document your shield.
Dan: All right, well, first of all, I’ve got to be in comfort so I’ve got a nice… Dan: Recliner behind here.
Dan: So that I can do it in comfort. And second of all… Dan: I’m hidden behind here with the variac. I’ll, like, use my head to shield myself. Dan: Turn it on and then just like [makes whirring noises] [record whirring] [record snaps] Dan: Golly gosh me. Dan: So I ended up breaking 115 there but it’s only got this much more to give so it’s really at the limit so far. Gav: It’s hungry.
Dan: Yeah, it really is.
Gav: Hungry lad. Gav: There’s another crack from the outside, that one. Dan: Shall we see?
Gav: Yeah. [record whirring in slow-mo] Dan: Whoa.
Gav: Wow. Dan: It looks cool with the colors, doesn’t it? It’s like a really convoluted way of painting
Gav: Yeah. Gav: Blue went up.
Dan: Damn it. Dan: Without even seeing the slow-mo, you can tell which colors went where. Dan: Because, if you look, green is all at the bottom there. Follow it around and it’s all the red. Dan: Then it slowly turns to blue.
Gav: Well, then that’s why the sky is blue. Yeah Dan: Yeah [laughs] Can’t be the last of that.
Gav: [laughs] And then? Dan: And then there’s more blue and then it goes yellow. I think it broke more or less perfectly in quarters: blue, yellow, green, red. Gav: We’re now looking at this edge… Gav: …To see how much it warps. [record whirring] [record snaps] Gav: The whole wood top went- [makes flying noise] Dan: [laughs] Oh geez. Dan: Oh look at that. Look at the damage it’s done here. Both: [exclaim] Gav: God. Dan: That’s insane.
Gav: That is insane. Gav: It looks like scarring.
Dan: Look, you can see the individual pieces that have hit it. Dan: And the fact that they got more wobbly as it goes along and then come back again. Dan: Look it’s gone like, you can see a graph where it’s gone wobbly and not so wobbly. Dan: I bet if it carried on it’d be like this
Dan: Like a wave. Gav: That’s a way to record on to a physical medium
Dan: Yeah. Gav: Like an instant graph.
Dan: It goes like this, like that and then it comes back around again. Dan: And it goes like a wave all the way around. Dan: I bet that’s exactly what we’ll see on the slow-mo. Gav: That is a severe amount of warp.
Dan: Wow. Dan: Surprised that it even managed to stay in focus, moving around so much. Gavin : Appalling, isn’t it?
Dan: It really is. Gav: It splits in the middle.
Dan: Oh, did it?
Gav: Yeah. Dan: Wow.
Gav: I was hoping it would split exactly on the front focus line. Dan: Well, that’ll be amazing.
Gav: [laughs] Dan: I wonder what the…like- How much, centimeters wise, it was actually varying in wibblement. Gav: Guess we’ll just do one more. Dan: [shaking can with questionable expressions] Dan: Tada.
Gav: What a beaut.
Dan:Thank you. Gav: This one is being shot square. Gav: So we can stabilize it in post and spin the shot. In theory. Gav: I’ve also got the wood in the shot. So if we see any of that scarring, we’re good to see how it did it.
Dan: Oh yeah. Dan: Powering up engine, starting jet. [record whirring] [record snaps] Dan: Oh! Dan: Good lord! One came directly at this thing.
Gav: Did it?
Dan: I heard it audibly like- [recording whirring in slow-mo]; [fragmentation] Gav: There must’ve been a rebound, there’s no way it would have come straight at you. Dan: No, exactly. Must have, like, rebounded off the stone. Gav: Okay, oh, from the outside again. Gav: From the blue. [record whirring and snaps in slow-mo] Gav: So, let’s see, which bit came at you. Gav: So it came off the corner. That must have been what hit ya.
Dan: You think so? Dan: It must’ve, it was kinda the same sort of angle.
Gav: Look at how fast that’s spinning towards ‘er. Dan: I definitely- I almost felt it though.
Gav: [chuckles] Dan: So it must have been the chunky piece.
Gav: Did you say my name? Dan: [confused] Huh? A chunky piece? Gav: Yeah, it’s my nickname. Both: [laughs] Gav: Look at the 3D nature of some of this stuff. Gav: It’s just absolutely compressed. Get some side on. Dan: It looks like someone’s taken, like, mascara and wiped it on a brick wall. Yeah, it looks like something just gonna like yeah, yeah Dan: Look, it looks like someone just gone like [makes drawing noises] Gav: Found some more. Dan: You know what’s good about that video?
Gav: What’s that?
Dan: We’ve shattered all the records. Gav: Is that good? Dan: What do you mean?
Gav: Like you’re doing a record-breaking pun.
Dan: Well, yeah. Gav: Yeah, you know what, with your puns you’re like one of these. Dan: Like-
Gav: A broken record [A/N: Damn Gav!] Both: [cringes] Dan: There you go.
Gav: That was insane. Gav: We never had this cage around it last time, when it was the CD. Because it was so light, it just lost all its velocity. Gav: Like the drag from all the air just slowed it all down. This stuff. This could have gone miles. Dan: Well, the very fact that this still exists after hitting the cage… Gav: Yeah.
Dan: …tells you, like, this is super thick as well. Dan: Right in the middle, the records are thicker than they are on the outside. Dan: So the outside bits hit this and turn to dust and these would go flying but luckily… Dan: …most of the energy is taken up by hitting these.
Gav: These parts are bigger a) because they were in the center and Gav: They were released at a slower velocity, and also the label sort of holds it together.
Dan: Yeah. Gav: That was crazy. I’m glad it’s over because it was kind of scary. What I might do, I might take a picture of these… Gav: And post it on Twitter, and I’ll say “you’ll never guess how we painted these bricks”. Dan: No one will get it!
Gav: I don’t think anyone will get it.
Dan: No one. Dan: But I don’t think a record has ever been used in that way before. Gav: No?
Gav: Well, that was a record-breaking record breaking. Dan: Yeah, I think it was. I think it was it.
It was a record-breaking squared. Gav: Well, that was cool. Gav: Hopefully you enjoyed that video. Feel free to subscribe to our very channel right here. Gav: We’ve got a second one as well. Behind the scenes. I play pranks on Dan a lot. Dunno. Dan: Yeah you do.
Gav: Yeah, I do. And uh… Gav: All the social medias and stuff. Thank you very much for watching. Dan: You know, um in the future…
Dan: …when like, you know Dan: how we have, like, archaeologists that will go to places like Rome and Greece… Gav: Yep.
Dan: and piece together all the pottery and be like, “this was used to store grain”. Dan: Do you think in the future they’ll find these and be like, “hmm?” Dan: “Well, no, glue one of these all together.”
Gav: “It appears to have been shattered apart by itself.”
Dan: Yeah. Gav: “Yeah, this is where you grow grain.” Dan: [laughs] That’s what they sound like? Dan: Or the guy from Time Team, he was like- Dan: “Right this, this”
Gav: The guy that wasn’t Tony Robinson.
Dan: Yeah. Dan: The one with the long hair.
Gav: He was clearly faking a West Country accent. Dan: Yeah, as soon as he got a Camry was just like, “oh you talk like this now?” Dan: “I just talk like this normally.”
Gav: And then cut. “Thank you. Thank you Giles.” Gav: Trailer.