Why Snatch Blocks are AWESOME (How Pulleys Work) - Smarter Every Day 228
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SmarterEveryDay: Why Snatch Blocks are AWESOME (How Pulleys Work) - Smarter Every Day 228


Published on: Thursday, December 5, 2019

Why Snatch Blocks are AWESOME (How Pulleys Work) - Smarter Every Day 228

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We discussed Snatch Blocks on this episode of the No Dumb Questions podcast:

If you'd like to 3D print the Snatch Blocks and pulleys we use in this video they are here: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4022579

Read Plutarch's account of Archimedes:

The wikipedia page on Block and Tackle is really good:

I thought this was a great video about why you should put blankets on your winch cable: https://www.201tube.tv/watch/gPba-34ARZY

Chris Hadfield is a veteran Canadian Astronaut and a great friend of science. He engages the public often and is a great follow on twitter: https://twitter.com/Cmdr_Hadfield
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  • SmarterEveryDay


     1 months ago +2191

    Snatch Block!
    I want to take a moment to thank those of you who support Smarter Every Day on Patreon. I'd also like to point out 2 things about this video.
    #1. You'll notice Jeremy Fielding is in this video. He's the "Contraption Fabricator" that's started working with me now because of your support on Patreon. He's a great designer, father, and friend. You'll be seeing more of Jeremy around thanks to those who support at https://www.patreon.com/smartereveryday/
    #2. If you'd like to 3D print the Snatch Blocks and pulleys we use in this video they are here: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4022579
    #3. I really enjoy KiwiCo and I think you will too. I got them as a Christmas gift for my children years ago, and it was a huge hit. It was after that experience that I reached out to their team and asked if I could advertise for them because of how good it was for our family. I think you'll enjoy it too. https://www.kiwico.com/smarter
    It was 3 things... I ended up pointing out 3 things.

  • Alexander Nielsen

    Alexander Nielsen

     5 hours ago

    The guy that helped with the car is just pure awesome. A true rolemodel.

  • Evan Price

    Evan Price

     7 hours ago

    10:32 Pull on deez nuts

  • Omatters


     7 hours ago


  • Dre Radcliff

    Dre Radcliff

     7 hours ago

    Does this not remind anyone of dashie when he did the bopit video at 12:07 ??


  • AmFilms123


     7 hours ago +1

    Physics is amazing. Thank you!

  • Bandichod Madabandichod

    Bandichod Madabandichod

     7 hours ago

    Thanks for your kind words

    - Arcamedies

  • Bandichod Madabandichod

    Bandichod Madabandichod

     7 hours ago

    Went your accent change with Jeff?

  • Tim M

    Tim M

     8 hours ago

    Alec Steel mentioned this vid in his "Forge Doors" series. Pleeeeese do a colab with him!

  • honestkiddy


     9 hours ago

    Thanks for the vid! Love the snatchblocks, community and kiwico 😁

  • picklediamond


     9 hours ago

    TAC PAC!

  • Aanass Anasss

    Aanass Anasss

     10 hours ago

    Hey we need some maths

  • iAMsuperBlast


     12 hours ago

    27 years old and just now learning about what this simple machine can really do...

    Great video! Really fascinating.

  • Wesley Tillman

    Wesley Tillman

     21 hours ago

    If only they'd come up with a better name than snatch block; too many connotations.

  • Dexter Rockstar

    Dexter Rockstar

     23 hours ago

    this is just gear reduction, no?

  • Andrea Mora

    Andrea Mora

     1 days ago

    wow your kids are so big now :0

  • Damian Schofield

    Damian Schofield

     1 days ago

    I like your videos but in true American ideal you've learnt how to monetise growing up. Nice one :((

  • Abstractn


     1 days ago

    16:18 amazing

  • Rodrigo F.

    Rodrigo F.

     1 days ago

    Ok, so my basic physics survival kit now got WD40, Silvertape, FlexTape and now Snatch Blocks!

  • apoek.lizt.blitz as

    apoek.lizt.blitz as

     1 days ago

    Is she your daughter? She is quite fair 😍😍