Someone stuck a GoPro inside a washing machine, and let the video roll


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#2

Yeah but I already saw Leviathan.


#3

That’s been around since 2012, or forever in Internet years.


#4

mechanical effects, so awesome!!


#5

My God… It’s full of stars.


#6

I immediately thought of this Beavis and Butthead epsiode.
“Washing the dog, washing the dog!”


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#8

Where are the SloMo guys, in our hour of need?


#9

So this is what the cat saw.


#10

“It’s a poodle. Put it on delicate!”


#11

Isn’t that a dryer? Don’t washers have that central pole and do agitation?

Maybe I’m dumb and it’s just a side load.


#12

Actually, this is what two men, one in a white dress shirt and one in a blue tee shirt, look like when run through a spin cycle. I should put kneeling washer salesmen in my washing machine more often, it looks cool and I bet it does wonders for the load efficency.


#13

I was going to say that the most interesting thing about this might be a viewer’s ad-hoc de-convolvement of the central disk in an effort to infer their head movements.

But I decided against it. Instead:

Might be a washer-dryer. But in any case, it was just a spin-cycle.


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#15

Not front-load ones. Ours spin-dries at 1200 rpm as well; shakes the whole house.


#16

So this is what Nietzsche meant when he said “when you gaze long into an abyss the abyss also gazes into you.”


#17

I would like to see the inside of a dishwasher please.


#18

it took me a while to understand the washer boc that makes clothes smell better in Randall’s Thing Explainer - all* washing machines in Germany are front loaders, top loaders are unknown

* I saw maybe one or two top loading machines in real life


#19

Physics nerds: Is the acceleration in those drums absolutely massive?
Suppose the drum has a radius of 20cm, and suppose it spins at 1200rpm
I think that the GoPro would be experiencing > 300 G’s if it were on the wall of the dryer.

1200rpm = 20 revolutions per second = 20Hz
radius of the drum is perhaps r = 20 cm … ω = 2π.20;
acceleration = ω²r = 3160m/s² = 316 g if g = 10m/s²

300 x Earth’s gravity seems pretty large. Is that real?

Can someone check the speed of the dryer from the video?


#20

It feels way too much to me. But according to this calculator, it fits the equation.
http://www.calctool.org/CALC/phys/newtonian/centrifugal

And apparently there are washing machines that go up to 1800 rpm. Which is 720 g.

Would explain the sound the bearings are making after a few years…