The Royal Institution shared this video on Youtube!
This week, Andrew takes us on a journey exploring a seemingly simple object – the spring.
From pocket-watches, to the suspension of a vintage car, these simple mechanical objects have a huge number of uses still in our modern world, from storing energy to giving you a smooth drive. There is of course a little bit of action from the blow torch (it wouldn’t be a video from Andrew Szydlo without some fire) and lots of interesting mechanical explorations along the way too.
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