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17 Robot Fight

17 Robot Fight

While we always enjoy watching a round of BattleBots, those are generally just one-on-one robo-fights. Here, we get 17 robots in an all out war to see who be the last robot standing. The first minute or so is so chaotic, we could barely follow it. The action kicks in at 2:30.

Testing a Weightlifting Bar

Testing a Weightlifting Bar

(PG-13: Language) It turns out that Lauri Vuohensilta doesn’t just have a hydraulic press in his shop. Here, he uses a powerful 5-ton crane to see how much weight an inexpensive weightlifting bar can handle. Our nerves are completely shot from waiting for it to give way.

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Bullets vs. Molten Aluminum

Bullets vs. Molten Aluminum

If we were ballsy enough to toss live ammo into a pot filled with flesh-melting molten aluminum, we’d do it wearing a firesuit from behind a blast shield. Not so for the Backyard Scientist, who turned up in cargo shorts and a Hawaiian shirt for this ridiculously dangerous “experiment.”

Molten Copper vs Ping Pong Balls

Molten Copper vs Ping Pong Balls

YouTuber Tito4re is back to destroy more stuff by dousing it in 1,984°F molten metal. The ping pong balls have so little actual material that they basically disappear the second they catch fire. And as is always the case with flammable stuff, don’t try this at home.

Exploding Spray Paint in Slow-Mo

Exploding Spray Paint in Slow-Mo

The Slow Mo Guys make a big old mess, as they shoot, hack, and smash open a bunch of cans of spray paint in front of the lens of their high-speed Phantom Flex camera, and narrowly avoid getting paint all over its expensive lens.

Fun with Electromagnets

Fun with Electromagnets

Physics Girl and Arc Attack might sound like a superhero and her evil archnemesis, but they’re just everyday geeks who love science. Here, they show us how to rip an aluminum soda can to shreds using a powerful electromagnet, along with a couple of other fun experiments.

Hydraulic Press vs. Ball Bearing

Hydraulic Press vs. Ball Bearing

After a failed attempt to crush a ball bearing with their regular press, the Hydraulic Press Channel upgraded their tools with hardened steel, and the resulting revenge against the little bearing that could is quite spectacular – some might even call it explosive.

From Photocopiers to Trumpets

From Photocopiers to Trumpets

Made by Destruction shows how the copper wiring in old copy machines can be reclaimed to produce shiny new products like brass musical instruments. Along the way, we get to see these defunct office machines satisfyingly ripped to pieces by an industrial shredder.

The Rubberaulic Press

The Rubberaulic Press

The Slingshot Channel’s Joerg Sprave was inspired by The Hydraulic Press Channel to create his own version of their destructive press. But Joerg’s version uses powerful rubber bands and a winch to stretch them instead of hydraulic pressure to do its business.

Cut in Half: Hydraulic Press

Cut in Half: Hydraulic Press

The Cut in Half channel throws a punch at the Hydraulic Press Channel, taking one of its namesake devices and subjecting it to their mighty OMAX waterjet. Sure, it’s more of a cheap car jack than an industrial press, but it’s still cool to see. Your move, HPC.

Balloon vs. Liquid Nitrogen

Balloon vs. Liquid Nitrogen

The King of Random, Grant Thompson conducts a simple experiment to see what happens if you pour liquid nitrogen into a balloon, with an explosive result. We’re just surprised that he wasn’t wearing protective gloves to handle this ridiculously cold stuff.

Hydraulic Press vs. Fake Limbs

Hydraulic Press vs. Fake Limbs

(Gore) The Hydraulic Press Channel subjected a ballistic gel human hand and foot to the power of their deadly press, resulting in a nasty mush that isn’t too far off of what it would look like if you put an actual hand or foot in there. The crunching sound is especially gut-wrenching.

Cut In Half: Pool Balls

Cut In Half: Pool Balls

The guys at Cut in Half aim their powerful OMAX waterjet cutter at a set of three pool balls, exposing the chewy centers of these heretofore impervious spherical playthings, and reminding us of the sheer power of highly concentrated water.

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Hydraulic Press vs Gummy Bears

Hydraulic Press vs Gummy Bears

The mighty hydraulic press takes on an army of normal sized gummy bears, then moves on to a boss battle with one of those giant gummies. The end result? A sticky, gooey mess we wouldn’t want to have to clean up.

Hydraulic Press vs. Television

Hydraulic Press vs. Television

“Today there are so (many) amazing videos on YouTube that nobody needs television at all, so we can just crush them all.” The Hydraulic Press Channel causes more mayhem as it subjects a traditional CRT TV to thousands of pounds of crushing power.

Hydraulic Press vs Explody Things

Hydraulic Press vs Explody Things

The Hydraulic Press Channel sticks a few things into its killer machine that explode when put under pressure. The caps are fun, but it’s the Diet Coke and Mentos bottle that make the biggest mess. These guys need to invest in a super slow-mo camera now.

Hydraulic Press + Liquid Nitrogen

Hydraulic Press + Liquid Nitrogen

The Hydraulic Press Channel dipped a variety of small objects in a -321ºF bath of liquid nitrogen, then subjected them to the powerful forces of their press, shattering them into countless pieces. Anyone out there got a car crusher we can try this with?

Hydraulic Press vs. Rubber Ducky

Hydraulic Press vs. Rubber Ducky

You’d think that a rubber ducky would be no match for the crushing force of the almighty hydraulic press, but this golden waterfowl put up a good fight before ultimately giving in. Ernie did not approve of this video.

Laptop Cut in Half(-ish)

Laptop Cut in Half(-ish)

Watch out Hydraulic Press Channel, there’s a new destroyer in town. Whereas the viral crusher is outspoken, Cut in Half prefers to slice objects with a waterjet and inspect the aftermath in silence. Waterjet vs press vs red hot ball vs guns vs blender! Make it so.

Hydraulic Press vs. Jawbreaker

Hydraulic Press vs. Jawbreaker

The Hydraulic Press Channel rips off the Red Hot Nickel Ball dude, subjecting a seemingly everlasting candy to the force of their deadly press. The hemisphere shot was surprisingly satisfying, and the microwaved one is a reminder of why a blast shield is a good idea.

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Pressception

Pressception

In an odd turn of events, the Hydraulic Press Channel has already gone meta on itself, as they place a smaller hydraulic press inside their bigger hydraulic press, and then set it to crush its little brother. But there are more layers to this dream than just two.

Hydraulic Press vs LEGO

Hydraulic Press vs LEGO

Another day, another video of stuff being smushed by the Hydraulic Press Channel. The Minifig at the beginning made a valiant effort to escape, but in the end, there’s no escaping the destructive power of the mighty hydraulic press.

Hydraulic Press Goes Bowling

Hydraulic Press Goes Bowling

(PG-13 Language) Another day, another video of wanton destruction from the Hydraulic Press Channel. This time, they reduce a bowling pin to a pile of wood and cracked plastic, explode a bowling ball, and smush some snakes.

The Thermite Launcher

The Thermite Launcher

Inventor Colin Furze continues to up the destructive ante with his dangerous creations. This time, he’s made a Steampunk-style rocket launcher that fires shells filled with 2000º+ thermite. Making of here and here.

Styrofoam vs. Acetone

Styrofoam vs. Acetone

A brief demonstration of what happens when you submerge a styrofoam cup in acetone. The solvent properties of the acetone dissolves the polystyrene and the cup vanishes into a pile of goo. One commenter pointed out this chilling reference from Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

Crushing Coins

Crushing Coins

(PG-13 Language) The Hydraulic Press Channel continues to satisfy our appetite for destruction, this time subjecting a variety of coins to the thousands of pounds of pressure exerted by his almighty press.

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