The Impact Sprinkler - more clever than it seems!

It's that time again! Time to take a deep dive into the mundane to see what we can learn. Join me as we look at this sprinkler!
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  1. Allen Knutson

    Allen Knutson

    21 minute ago

    The relevant equation isn't so much F = ma as momentum = force * time. The impact occurs in very little time, hence large force.

  2. Shamino0


    2 hours ago

    Awesome! I always wondered how these work. And now I know.

  3. Breno


    3 hours ago

    0:54 aaah... you had me at the onomatopoeia

  4. mikea hiooi

    mikea hiooi

    4 hours ago

    I used to collect sprinklers as a kid and I called them "Choo Choo" sprinklers

  5. p07gbar


    4 hours ago

    I wonder if the lifting cone seal in the bottom bit balances the friction needed to turn with the impacts generated by the arm at all over a variety of water pressures? I.e. lower water pressure means lower force in the seal means lower friction and lower pressure means smaller arm impacts. Probably doesn't cancel out mathematically but at least the effects are in the right directions!

  6. Mr Wrestles

    Mr Wrestles

    4 hours ago

    Question: how wet did you get filming this?

  7. nicklogan2


    5 hours ago

    The "weridness" at 6:45 is possibly the lens breathing, this can happen when the focus is moving ever so slightly. it does seem to be amplified at footage slowed down.

    • mikea hiooi

      mikea hiooi

      4 hours ago

      and dolby havent been cracked for years.

  8. Michael Fairchild

    Michael Fairchild

    6 hours ago

    Simplicity at its finest.

  9. Krzysztof Szularz

    Krzysztof Szularz

    7 hours ago

    The cake is a lie.

  10. jakeinator21


    8 hours ago

    8:35 more simpler

  11. Jake Dee

    Jake Dee

    8 hours ago

    "adjustable beyond their angle of sprinklage" "the irrigating sound" Superb use of language Sir !

  12. Guillermo Leon Betancourt

    Guillermo Leon Betancourt

    8 hours ago

    I've always wondered how these worked!!! Thank you!!!

  13. Jacob Patrick

    Jacob Patrick

    8 hours ago


  14. Tobi Berlin

    Tobi Berlin

    9 hours ago

    finally this riddle got explained :D

  15. spectral.readings


    9 hours ago

    let's redefine armature right here right now

  16. Алексей Завражный

    Алексей Завражный

    10 hours ago

    Man, I'm from Ukraine and I'm watching all your videos! You're just incredible! Your manner of talking about things is awesome!

  17. remi twardowski

    remi twardowski

    10 hours ago

    The aqueduc you show @0:13 is in my city. Montpellier, South of France

  18. The Deadpool Who Chuckles.

    The Deadpool Who Chuckles.

    11 hours ago

    Thanks Cake Boss! I didn't know you had other videos besides making cakes

  19. Joseph Calandria

    Joseph Calandria

    12 hours ago

    1:54 did he just spray himself in the face with that sprinkler??

  20. Dan


    13 hours ago

    The "What's this weirdness?" at roughly 6:44 would be in-camera compression doing its work to save space, but causing a visual artifact because of the moving green spoon :p

  21. BillShmithback


    16 hours ago

    The weirdness at 6:45 can have something to do with camera or video editing compression. When nothing changes between two frames in a video the compression is saving space by not remembering those two frames as individuals. This although happens when just parts of the frame changes. In your example the background is not really changing, it only gets interrupted by the swinging arm. This “confuses” the compression and is leading to this artefacts. Try and check out your raw files. Should not happen there.

  22. Andreas


    17 hours ago

    would love to see a video on drm copy protection of software via usb/serial dongles and how they work and why the modern ones are so secure. the current master suites of dts and dolby havent been cracked for years.

  23. times up

    times up

    18 hours ago

    Please cover ion air filters. My thera pure fascinates me. Uv and hepa are fairly obvious but uv seems to be relegated to mostly gimmicky marketing campaigns without good technical info.

  24. Rosa Luxemburg

    Rosa Luxemburg

    19 hours ago

    0 percent of the millennials would be able to invent this.

  25. Rolls Royce

    Rolls Royce

    20 hours ago

    over engineered with lot of loss of water to service the concept.

  26. iamalongusername


    21 hour ago

    Does anyone else read text as fast as you possibly can to make sure you read it all before it disappears, then just sit there staring at it for the next 10 seconds, because you had plenty of time?

  27. Simcow Games

    Simcow Games

    21 hour ago

    8:34 more simpler ;)

  28. Tegan Burns

    Tegan Burns

    22 hours ago

    How many years watching obscure educational videos and I've never seen one about a sprinkler. Thank you

  29. monika laosi

    monika laosi

    22 hours ago

    "Slaps the water like a curious raccooon"

  30. Diego C.

    Diego C.

    22 hours ago

    This brought back a lot of memories. We had several of these at home when I was a kid. I used to watch them go, so I figured out how they work back then. They are indeed very ingenious. Sometimes one would get stuck and one of us had to get a little wet running up to it to get it unstuck. Good memories. Thanks! 🙂

  31. theenhancer


    22 hours ago

    0:55 we need a video of this on loop.

  32. Kathlena Deles

    Kathlena Deles

    22 hours ago

    Dude! You are funny! And I learned something! Double win! And I totally understand the technical jargon ... Thingy! Triple win. >Presses the subscribe button

    • monika laosi

      monika laosi

      22 hours ago

      hours. And I wouldn't worry too much about "armature"--I'm not sure what it should be called, either. da di duppa D'Oh!

  33. Evan C

    Evan C

    23 hours ago

    Irrigating sound!



    23 hours ago

    some more useless information to fill my memory bank :) but my engineering mind still had to know how it worked! thanks! for the Vid

  35. Rafael Mantucci

    Rafael Mantucci

    23 hours ago

    "Can you believe I didn't put a ton of jokes in this bit?" 2:30

  36. Edward Cosio

    Edward Cosio

    Day ago

    Just ask your auntie clockwise. Lol

  37. Ed Attfield

    Ed Attfield

    Day ago

    Every time I try to get a close look at how mine operates, I get soaked.

  38. psirvent8


    Day ago

    Now what about Big Gun sprinklers ?

  39. Bruh Moment

    Bruh Moment

    Day ago

    The how it’s made tv show but Less boring and funnier .

  40. Peter Enns

    Peter Enns

    Day ago

    Your technical knowledge is great, awkward jokes are appreciated but man, this video was in dire need of some diagrams with little arrows attached.

  41. Legendary Sideburns

    Legendary Sideburns

    Day ago

    The seal on the sprinkler is pretty neat, but wouldn’t it leak and get water everywhere when it’s starting up? Thanks

  42. Jan Witkowsky

    Jan Witkowsky

    Day ago

    Watching this at 1 AM. 2:16 gave me a shock! xD

  43. JR's Journeys

    JR's Journeys

    Day ago

    7:05; the part I never quite understood for over thirty years of fascination -until now.

  44. Major Johnson

    Major Johnson

    Day ago

    I remember examining one of these as a kid and being fascinated by the elegance behind what makes them work. I never figured out the set screw, but I was not interested in it either.

  45. M L.

    M L.

    Day ago

    9:31 They also come in area programmable versions. Best designed sprinkler ever.

  46. antibozo


    Day ago

    Would link straight to the Adrienne Pierce song, but i can't find it on US-state.

  47. macsnafu


    Day ago

    Wow, this video is really approaching art. I loved the tic - tic - tic - tic, tictictictictic sounds with the rotating screen! And I could probably watch the slo-mo of the impact sprinkler for hours. And I wouldn't worry too much about "armature"--I'm not sure what it should be called, either. da di duppa D'Oh!

  48. Kevin Roof

    Kevin Roof

    Day ago

    Hope you are or become a parent with dad jokes like that.

  49. Swordless Ninja

    Swordless Ninja

    Day ago

    You got makeup on? You gotta glow in this video like no other!

  50. Jake


    Day ago

    I was having a conversation with someone and I realized I have no idea what pagers are, are they mobile phones? Do they work like texting? Is it just a voicemail box but without the voicemail part? We did some research and got a vague idea, but I thought it might be an interesting topic for technology connections to answer. Everyone knows of them but few people know how they work. They're old enough to be obscure in usage but new enough to be commonly recognized. They're an old-ish technology which is first and foremost about making connections that could use some explaining, seemed like a perfect topic for this channel

  51. ZakkuEmanyueru


    Day ago

    this works exactly how i expected it to work, but never cared enough to confirm my theory... thank you!

  52. jscollett


    Day ago

    Nice, thank you sir.

  53. Nils Ivo von Aswege

    Nils Ivo von Aswege

    Day ago

    Loved this episode. I just recently kneeled before one if my impact sprinklers and figured out how it worked. Thank you so much for this episode.

  54. Mike X

    Mike X

    Day ago

    My favorite piece of mechanical tech in the whole garage. Awesome!

  55. InsatiableCuriousity


    Day ago

    Personistically, I like your suffixial usagitures. They get great smileage outta me.🌲🗻🌲

  56. TheGranFan04


    Day ago

    This is like Bill Nye for an older audience.

  57. Folk


    Day ago

    Could we say it's a horizontal pendulum?

  58. bruno de santis

    bruno de santis

    Day ago

    Hey! I've noticed several times that canon AE 1 ( or just A?) Posing on that middle left shelf and i'm tired of waiting that vídeo to happen hahaha.. since that particular camera was my first approach to ( let's say) proffesional ( kidding) photography, so i was wondering if you could make your magic and do a video about it. and don't be shy to defenestrate it jajaj ( sorry if my speaking is not fluid )haha salute from Argentina

  59. wildwombat


    Day ago

    Well, I stayed til the end. Was quite interesting

  60. NIMBUS


    Day ago

    when the head shoots off and breaks your kitchen window...