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Weekend Project: The Arc Light

Weekend Project: The Arc Light

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  1. Maphew404

    January 16, 2018 at 1:41 am

    I found it amusing. And screw all of the nay sayers. Just keep doing what your doing… Although the pizza one was kinda farfetched. Lol

  2. Nilo Shaikh

    January 16, 2018 at 1:41 am

    k

  3. Emanon Evahisey

    January 16, 2018 at 1:41 am

    The Carbon arc rod method was also used in a lot of the older Theater Movie Projectors to provide enough light source to get the picture out far enough to to the screen.

  4. danijel124

    January 16, 2018 at 1:41 am

    I needed some carbon rods. I didnt knew they were in ordinary aas. Thanks Kip 🙂

  5. r3giz | Kanalas

    January 16, 2018 at 1:41 am

    Ah, you Vape the Nichrome wire!

  6. Mystermagic95

    January 16, 2018 at 1:41 am

    Say carbon rods one more time, Kip. I swear to god.

  7. Anderson Springer

    January 16, 2018 at 1:41 am

    This put me back in the late 60's early 70's when I was a very young camera operatro and pasteup artist at a printery….the camera used for making negatives for plate burning, and the plate burner used this system, and this light was very bright, and it gives off a noise similar to that of an arc welder…Those were the god old days…lol

  8. Daniel Weber

    January 16, 2018 at 1:41 am

    Arc Light 1.1: Take a microwave oven transformer (MOT) and remove the high-voltage secondary. Rewind it with a thick copper wire (these you use for electric installation at home, around 1,5-1,7mm²). Put as many turns on the core as you can do. You should get at least 30V or more. Than attach the carbon rods to the supply as shown. I tried it and the alectrodes got that hot that you could melt small peaces of metall with it 😉 

  9. RigDogVader

    January 16, 2018 at 1:41 am

    You can also get carbon rods at any welding suply store they sell them for ark gauging

  10. David Waller

    January 16, 2018 at 1:41 am

    Joseph Swann invented the electric light bulb. Edison made it a commercial success.

  11. William A.

    January 16, 2018 at 1:41 am

    what if I want to make one to run for a long time?

  12. Radioactive Waste

    January 16, 2018 at 1:41 am

    kipkay was the ben heck of his time!!! loved every episode

  13. Assblast USA

    January 16, 2018 at 1:41 am

    "vurry"

  14. Masto Page

    January 16, 2018 at 1:41 am

    I don't get it ! If you need a welder helmet because it can damage you're eyes, how come people of the 18 century would use it. Probably because they were not looking  directly to flash ?

  15. EETechs

    January 16, 2018 at 1:41 am

    Another interesting trivia is that arc furnaces that melt steel, use this same technique.

  16. Zephod Beeblebrox

    January 16, 2018 at 1:41 am

    I bet those carbon rods wore out fast. I'd like to see him try to build a microflash with 30KV and 45KV using commonly available parts :p

  17. Lija Gaming

    January 16, 2018 at 1:41 am

    Fuck you Nikola Tesla made a lightbulb you bich!!!!!!!!

  18. England is my city

    January 16, 2018 at 1:41 am

    I use these carbon rods for electrolysis of potassium chlorate

  19. Lenny Face

    January 16, 2018 at 1:41 am

    Aye we miners of Cornwall
    Sure love themselves arc lights

  20. Zen Jon

    January 16, 2018 at 1:41 am

    Would carbon rods of thicker diameters work for this project?

  21. ETB_NightFury

    January 16, 2018 at 1:41 am

    don't tell me that guy just made that with a fuking 12V battery charger

  22. Benjamin Otto

    January 16, 2018 at 1:41 am

    Why does the circuit need the ultra thin wire? And how is an arc achieved with only 12 volts DC and 6 amps? I'm assuming the carbon rods have chemical characteristics that allow the arcing to occur. 

    But if I were to take the alligator clips from this battery charger, turn on the battery charger at 12 volts and 6 amps, and hold the clips very close together, no arc would occur. 

    From what I understand one needs high voltage and high amperage to achieve arcing. Such as with jacobs ladders, which typically utilize neon sign transformers as a power source. 

    It would be nice to have some theory explained. 

  23. Craig's Videos

    January 16, 2018 at 1:41 am

    this is stupid

  24. gone gone

    January 16, 2018 at 1:41 am

    I wonder how many times this guy has set his house on fire.

  25. Roshan gurung

    January 16, 2018 at 1:41 am

    Too much heavy duty

  26. Hexmaster Hexy

    January 16, 2018 at 1:41 am

    what do you do with all of the stuff u make?

  27. Zoso_Floyd

    January 16, 2018 at 1:41 am

    Cant it produce ozone?

  28. Cameron Mawaka

    January 16, 2018 at 1:41 am

    if you want resistance, can't you jut use a high wattage resistor, like those ceramic rectangular ones?

  29. Tyler Brown

    January 16, 2018 at 1:41 am

    Or you could just do some welding pretty much the same effect

  30. DGRevolutionX

    January 16, 2018 at 1:41 am

    "Common" Household items. Do you live in a Home Depot or something?

  31. Usernameinvalid16

    January 16, 2018 at 1:41 am

    Pretty cool. but you cannot damage the charger it has a Breaker inside of it.

  32. Darth Rickles

    January 16, 2018 at 1:41 am

    This guy sounds like Jim Henson and teaches people stuff. Awesome!

  33. JesseL67

    January 16, 2018 at 1:41 am

    awsome

  34. SteamyOcelot

    January 16, 2018 at 1:41 am

    i think

  35. JesseL67

    January 16, 2018 at 1:41 am

    is tht adam savage on the cover of the magazine

  36. FSFchannel

    January 16, 2018 at 1:41 am

    DC.

  37. Максим Стремоухов

    January 16, 2018 at 1:41 am

    что за херню он постоянно творит???
    WTF?

  38. frtard

    January 16, 2018 at 1:41 am

    somebody get this guy a chair

  39. Kasam Dvapati

    January 16, 2018 at 1:41 am

    12 volt batery charger have a output AC or DC?

  40. Gianni Giovanni

    January 16, 2018 at 1:41 am

    assuming the batteries still held a little bit of voltage maybe

  41. Daniel Ocegueda

    January 16, 2018 at 1:41 am

    would the carbon rods still work if the batteries are dead

  42. Tomclanys

    January 16, 2018 at 1:41 am

    Yes you're right 🙂

  43. CretaZigman

    January 16, 2018 at 1:41 am

    Couldn't have put it better myself, although batteries were around long before Edison and I don't believe he had anything to do with their manufacture either.

  44. Richard Brown

    January 16, 2018 at 1:41 am

    H
    Hey kipkay u should check out grat tompoms channel

  45. The Awkward Guys

    January 16, 2018 at 1:41 am

    there all at my house
    everything they use is at my house

  46. Mine Turtle

    January 16, 2018 at 1:41 am

    oh yes i have all of them because they are of course "household objects". THESE ARNT HOUSEHOLD OBJECTS!

  47. daniel kinnaird

    January 16, 2018 at 1:41 am

    Joseph swan invented it first Edison and swan are now ediswan

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