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Awesome Melting

Turning Nails into Liquid with Electricity

Turning Nails into Liquid with Electricity

Melting steel normally requires a very hot, gas-fired furnace. But NileRed shows us how a relatively inexpensive induction heater can be used to turn a pile of nails into a molten blob, thanks to the heat generated by 3500 watts of electricity being conducted through the metal.

Smelting Metal with the Sun

Smelting Metal with the Sun

Remember when you were a kid and burnt leaves with the sun and a magnifying glass? This is just like that, only bigger. For his graduation presentation, Jelle Seegers built a metal rig with a handmade fresnel lens on top that can concentrate solar rays tightly enough to smelt metal. It can achieve temperatures up to 1000ºC.

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Melting Stuff in Macro

Melting Stuff in Macro

The YT Object channel is filled with crisp and satisfying macro footage. This clip features close-up footage of various objects melting as they come into contact with a searing hot knife. And for more gummy bear carnage, check out what happens when one takes a nap on a hot wire brush.

Wicked Lasers Flashtorch 250W

Wicked Lasers Flashtorch 250W

This insanely powerful 250-watt flashlight doesn’t just kick out 4100 lumens of white light, its halogen lamp, high-efficiency reflector, and heat-resistant lens concentrate heat through its front, so it can easily burn and melt items and even start a fire. The latest version runs on four 18650 lithium-ion batteries.

M&M Macro Photography

M&M Macro Photography

Photography Jens Heidler of Another Perspective uses ordinary objects to create extraordinary images. To make this video, he captured time-lapse macro footage of M&Ms melting in a fish tank. As the sugary shells slowly dissolve, colorful patterns emerge in the candies’ watery grave.

Melting the Wicked Witch

Melting the Wicked Witch

Sculptor Steven Richter has a thing for melting his wax creations after he builds them. This time out, he decided to craft a bust of the Wicked Witch of the West out of crayons, then hit it with a heat gun to put the old bag out of her misery.

Melty Metal Minifigs

Melty Metal Minifigs

DaveHax shows us how to use silicone LEGO molds to create replicas of minifigs and other bricks using gallium, a very soft metal which is solid at room temperature, but turns back to liquid at about 30ºC (86ºF). He needs to mold a T-1000 figure from Terminator 2.

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