Playdoh + Protective Armor = Flexible Stuntpadding

Submitted by: Webz 6 years ago Science

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Male 251
@aersixb9

And salt. Don`t forget salt.
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Male 26
The playdough is a pretty pooty shock absorber. He`d be better off with pretty much any foam, or even cloth or a bunch of tiny springs than play dough, which can be made with flour + water + colorant.
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Male 4
@evaqua
yes you can
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Male 60
You can`t just buy the goo. It`s not available to the public. :(
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Male 2,988
To expand on what scienceguy47 is saying. It is basically a non-newtonian fluid. But this one in more of a solid putty state. Lots of cool videos about it on youtube and Mythbusters did a bit to run across a body of "water".
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Female 3,598
isn`t this the same concept as non-newtonian fluids?
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Male 97
HOW IT WORKS:
the polymer in the putty, when stimulated slowly, can unfold easily without much interference. EG, the other particles in the putty (i.e. water) are pushed out of the way along with the polymer

when it is hit with a lot of force, the H2O in the polymer is quickly squeezed out of the affected area and the polymers are exposed, and they tangle up, forming a solid-like state.

sorry if its confusing
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Male 64
Oooohhh, Aaaaahhhh... Oh wait, it`s called SILLY PUTTY! It`s been around for like, 60 years!

Too bad I never thought of using it as armor. That`s some cool ass non-linear thinking.
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Male 114
LOL somehow I actually want that...
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Male 6,694
That dude sure falls down alot. Thats nopt very ninja.
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Male 606
dont be a shytty ninja and no need!......problem fixed
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Male 2,419
"it`s a drating rubber mallet"
that would still hurt, rubber mallets are still heavy they just don`t scratch up the surface
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Male 228
so fudgein sweet.
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Male 480
non-newtonion fluids for the win!
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Male 3,076
Chuck Norris playdoh :-P
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Male 1,397
This is called a non-newtonian `fluid`.
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Male 1,815
More like silly putty really.
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Female 683
I found that wickedly uninteresting.
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Male 244
I need some play-doh and some rockets.
if this works we might be able to rocketjump irl
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Female 737
@gasmaskkid: It is a non Newtonian fluid.
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Male 133
First time I remember seeing some thing of this was when they used it for beanies for skiers to wear on the slops. Then just a standard beanie was like a helmet and still comfortable. Then etnie started putting it in the heel of some of their shows for skaters/bike riders for when you have heavy landings.
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Male 47
@Willowwatch

I`ve discovered that much, but there arent a whole lot of products as of yet that use the material. I`ve found a bunch so far but many of them are via companies based solely in europe (which would make sense)

Still, interesting to know that if I did want to spent the insane monies the products are there. (mostly kneepads, gloves and other misc protective gear)
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Female 734
@steelatlas- the stuff is called d3o it comes from the U.K.
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Male 694
yea, it`s newtonian fluid
mix corn starch and water, fun stuff happens.
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Male 47
I cant find any place that actually sells products that incorporate this stuff though :(

I want like a wetsuit made from this stuff !
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Male 1,249
weak demo, hurt your self more for our amusement
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Female 525
Newtonian fluid = same concept? Very hard when hit hard, but very soft and oozy when hit slowly.
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Male 4
"I think I heard about this stuff being used for motorcycle safety as well"

Funny, the second I saw this, I checked to see if it could used it for motorcycle riding. Looks like it could work(as it meets certain CE standards), but it`s just so darn expensive. It`d be cheaper to just get a regular motorcycle jacket with the armor already in it, AND you`d get abrasion resistance. No thanks on this!

But for those doubting the materials impact absorptivity (right word?), some of their armors meet CE standards for impact resistance, so it`d be great for most outdoor suicidal activities. :)
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Female 1,190
I think I heard about this stuff being used for motorcycle safety as well
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Male 552
@ Darkhumor

Rubber mallets to the head still hurt like hell.
and I don`t think the brick was rubber.
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Male 101
its D3O, a weirdo compound, not playdoh, lets save a poor iaber from trying that out.
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Male 617
my world has been rocked...MOM!! WE GOTTA GO TO WALMART! RIGHT!! NOW!!

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Male 8,302
> Matholameu
> When grown-ups play with play-doh, better things happen

What kind of nut would waste good play-doh on kids!!????
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Male 312
That`s... pretty damn cool actually!
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Male 25,416
interesting
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Male 511
Non-Newtonian Play-Doh?
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Male 257
it`s a drating rubber mallet
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Male 235
maybe he is just nails hard
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Male 602
I wonder how much the suit weighs, if it`s light enough and you can stick a couple of plates to it, you might have something.
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Male 493
Awesome. When grown-ups play with play-doh, better things happen.
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Male 1,598
Pretty cool. Looks like it has similar properties as water with corn starch where the cornstarch is made up of long chains of atoms.... The polymer chains let it act as both a liquid and solid... or in this case a solid and a harder solid. lol
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Male 168
And again, for the viewers from Germany:
http://tinyurl.com/XionGear
The video seems to contain UMG-licensed background music...
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Male 7,585
i can do most of that without that padding with no problem.
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Male 1,195
"What about the crotch area??"

I just went to their website. They make shorts with this stuff too.
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Female 423
``But can it stop bullets? ``

For bullets you gotta use phonebooks.
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Male 801
And it tastes great!
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Male 2,690
I want some
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Male 2,552
Pretty cool stuff, man!
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Male 2,688
But can it stop bullets?
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Male 15,510
What about the crotch area??

I can imagine a bunch of lunatics like Phoenix Jones using this
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Male 541
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