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Unread postPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 5:08 am
Author: inonickname
ONEWING wrote:Hmm if you get diamonds from water you better patent that crap right away! lol

You'll only get diamonds from oxygen deficient carbon containing explosives (TNT ect.) and then you'd have no chance of seeing them..


He didn't make diamonds (as in the allotrope of carbon). Look at the photo again.

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He's just describing what it looks like..

Unread postPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 5:09 am
Author: Insomniac
Haha, I think we have a severe misunderstanding here.

I'm not talking about diamonds, I'm talking about shock diamonds. :D
They are formed when the supersonic exhaust of a rocket or jet engine meets atmospheric air, and they look like this:
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And here's an enhanced version of the freeze-frame which kinda looked like they formed in my little video (I've messed with contrast, brightness, hue and saturation to make them more apparent, and resized it)
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They look almost as cool as actual diamonds, but tend to be somewhat less desirable in jewellery :wink:


EDIT: Haha, the pic I used as an example, and the freeze-frame I took look awefully similar :lol:

Unread postPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 5:14 am
Author: MrCrowley
I got shock diamonds from my hybrid a few times:
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Keep up the posts, although I don't post in this thread often I do watch your videos haha.

Unread postPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 5:22 am
Author: ONEWING
Haha oh my. Appologies for the mix up :)

Unread postPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 6:16 am
Author: jackssmirkingrevenge
Insomniac wrote:They look almost as cool as actual diamonds, but tend to be somewhat less desirable in jewellery :wink:


It depends - it could be argued that for certain elements of the gender that consider diamonds to be their best friend, "shock" diamonds would be more appropriately applied to the neck ;)

... or a pearl necklace, but that's another matter entirely :roll: :D

Unread postPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 2:35 pm
Author: ramses
ONEWING wrote:Hmm if you get diamonds from water you better patent that crap right away! lol

You'll only get diamonds from oxygen deficient carbon containing explosives (TNT ect.) and then you'd have no chance of seeing them..


or methane

or kerosene

still, great job!

note mine, but cool enough to embed.
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KeGidtk6t2Y&NR=1[/youtube]


edit... wow. I guess I have no eyes. and I want to look for diamonds on my hybrid now.

Unread postPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 3:17 am
Author: Insomniac
Messed around with a bit more hydrogen today, and managed to ruin a perfectly good bucket with a small balloon the size of my fist :D

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YaQm8NVoxhc[/youtube]
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwa0TEa27qk[/youtube]
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:D

Unread postPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 4:14 pm
Author: ramses
What ignition did you use for the bucket one? It looks like cap bank+steel wool, but I can't be sure.

Unread postPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 10:18 pm
Author: jackssmirkingrevenge
Haha excellent! The "house of cards" would have looked cool at 1,000 fps, shame the resolution goes down.

Unread postPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2010 12:46 am
Author: Insomniac
Ignition was a cap bank through some aluminium foil.

Unread postPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2010 6:25 am
Author: Insomniac
Boom!

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNL0AQQRXGc[/youtube]
The balloon that didn't burst had butane to make the fire more impressive. Oh well.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8FVo0Z_Ig8o[/youtube]
Butane on top of some hydrogen/oxygen and it actually worked this time.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8SlSgnltOc[/youtube]
And the card house at 1000fps... terribly made house which still took me ten minutes, during which I suspect some of one gas or another leaked from the balloon and made it burn a bit slower.

Unread postPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 4:53 am
Author: Insomniac
MOAR!
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PY1QNkfGCHA[/youtube]
Sat the camera too close and some muddy, gritty water splashed off the ground and into my lens. A delicate operation involving a toothpick and a cotton bud managed to remove the dirt without any visible damage though. I really need to get some kind of glass shield for this thing.

Unread postPosted: Sun Apr 18, 2010 8:47 am
Author: Insomniac
A couple of new vids...

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxyM-FmNUgY[/youtube]
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rkIZV9pX85c[/youtube]

Unread postPosted: Sun Apr 18, 2010 8:54 am
Author: jackssmirkingrevenge
Sweet!

I filmed a couple of spent cartridges dropping the other day, but felt really pathetic and deleted everything.

Guy Ritchie did it better anyway...

Unread postPosted: Sun Apr 18, 2010 9:27 am
Author: Insomniac
Hahaha... I missed a good opportunity last week... about 500 shooters flocked to my town because we have a big shooting ground for trap and skeet shooting, and there was a big comp on. Could have gone and filmed some clay targets being obliterated, but oh well. Maybe next time.

Such a funny sight being down there when there's a comp on... every man and his dog is walking around with a double barrel shotgun over their shoulder.

EDIT: Lol, when I looked at that clip the funny magazine placement made me think 'wtf, is she holding it upside down?' until I saw the collapsed bipod. Had to wiki the gun to investigate :lol: