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Playdoh + Protective Armor = Flexible Stuntpadding

Hits: 22514 | Rating: (3.0) | Category: Science | Added by: Webz
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Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 253 Posts
Monday, January 31, 2011 1:09:52 AM

And salt. Don't forget salt.

Male, 18-29, Western US
 26 Posts
Sunday, January 30, 2011 10:51:27 PM
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.

Male, 13-17, Canada
 4 Posts
Saturday, January 29, 2011 6:43:11 PM
yes you can

Male, 18-29, Western US
 60 Posts
Saturday, January 29, 2011 3:12:31 AM
You can't just buy the goo. It's not available to the public. :(

Male, 18-29, Southern US
 2994 Posts
Friday, January 28, 2011 4:49:02 PM
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".

Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 3603 Posts
Friday, January 28, 2011 3:08:58 PM
isn't this the same concept as non-newtonian fluids?

Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 97 Posts
Friday, January 28, 2011 2:40:03 PM
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

Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 64 Posts
Friday, January 28, 2011 12:42:14 PM
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.

Male, 13-17, Canada
 114 Posts
Friday, January 28, 2011 12:40:39 PM
LOL somehow I actually want that...

Male, 30-39, Southern US
 6716 Posts
Friday, January 28, 2011 7:34:03 AM
That dude sure falls down alot. Thats nopt very ninja.

Male, 18-29, Western US
 609 Posts
Friday, January 28, 2011 6:17:29 AM
dont be a shytty ninja and no need!......problem fixed

Male, 18-29, Canada
 2432 Posts
Friday, January 28, 2011 4:57:13 AM
"it's a drating rubber mallet"
that would still hurt, rubber mallets are still heavy they just don't scratch up the surface

Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 227 Posts
Friday, January 28, 2011 2:42:58 AM
so fudgein sweet.

Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 480 Posts
Friday, January 28, 2011 2:03:40 AM
non-newtonion fluids for the win!

Male, 18-29, Europe
 3088 Posts
Friday, January 28, 2011 1:06:20 AM
Chuck Norris playdoh

Male, 50-59, Europe
 1102 Posts
Thursday, January 27, 2011 11:45:08 PM
This is called a non-newtonian 'fluid'.

Male, 18-29, Canada
 1822 Posts
Thursday, January 27, 2011 11:04:27 PM
More like silly putty really.

Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 689 Posts
Thursday, January 27, 2011 11:02:29 PM
I found that wickedly uninteresting.

Male, 13-17, Eastern US
 245 Posts
Thursday, January 27, 2011 10:39:32 PM
I need some play-doh and some rockets.
if this works we might be able to rocketjump irl

Female, 18-29, Western US
 740 Posts
Thursday, January 27, 2011 10:19:44 PM
@gasmaskkid: It is a non Newtonian fluid.

Male, 18-29, Australia
 117 Posts
Thursday, January 27, 2011 7:31:18 PM
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.

Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 47 Posts
Thursday, January 27, 2011 7:19:22 PM

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)

Female, 30-39, Midwest US
 735 Posts
Thursday, January 27, 2011 7:11:17 PM
@steelatlas- the stuff is called d3o it comes from the U.K.

Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 694 Posts
Thursday, January 27, 2011 6:29:43 PM
yea, it's newtonian fluid
mix corn starch and water, fun stuff happens.

Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 47 Posts
Thursday, January 27, 2011 6:27:15 PM
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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