ROCKET POWERED Golf Club at 100,000 FPS

ROCKET POWERED Golf Club at 100,000 FPS

My golf game has improved. Go to https://wix.com/go/MarkRober to get started on your Wix website!
ALSO, see how I make all my builds: https://markroberbuildinstructions.com

DESTIN’S VIDEO- (coming in a few weeks… I’ll update the link here when it’s up). For now, you can check out his channel here- https://www.youtube.com/c/smartereveryday

MUSIC-
0:03 Arrow – Andrew Applepie http://andrewapplepie.com/
0:51 Kalimba Jam –
1:36 Faidherbe Square – Proleter https://proleter.bandcamp.com/
2:35 New Shoes – Blue Wednesday https://soundcloud.com/bluewednesday/
4:37 Marimba Idea – Blue Wednesday https://soundcloud.com/bluewednesday/
7:08 Cereal Killa – Blue Wednesday https://soundcloud.com/bluewednesday/
14:19 Q – Blue Wednesday https://soundcloud.com/bluewednesday/
15:22- Too Happy to be cool by Notebreak- https://soundcloud.com/notebreak/dubstep-too-happy-to-be-cool

Summary: We made a rocket powered golf club that can swing at 150mph. Instead of just showing the final build I wanted to walk through the engineering design process. We failed in 6 different ways before eventually getting it just right. My friend Destin came and helped out and shot some amazing high speed shots on his nice Phantom camera.

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37 Responses

  1. Mark Rober says:

    I think this is my longest video ever but there was too much juicy stuff. The constant fail/improve loop happens on all my builds so I wanted to document it somehow. Destin’s video will be coming in a few weeks and I’ll update the link in the vid desc. when it does!

  2. Meowcool says:

    I wonder what this will do to a human body…

    I volunteer!
    Edit: Srry, I was still in DDLC mode…

  3. Cry Whit says:

    Is there anyway to use math to figure out the golf ball’s trajectory and ultimately its stopping point?

    • Chrismofer says:

      or course. all you need is velocity and angle above ground to find it’s distance downrange in a vacuum. given air resistance some other equations can be applied but you need some experimental data from a golf ball in a wind tunnel (i’m certain this exists given all the hoopla about the divots). and finally sprinkle a little trig based on flight heading and maybe plug in a correction for wind if there was some. you could probably get within 50 feet squared? maybe closer. just a guess.

    • Chrismofer says:

      what you’re asking about is the physics of ballistic projectiles. you can see the math on this site, some of which is actually very simple though the notation appears complex. θ is literally just the angle launched, where level is 0 and straight up is 90. ideally one would launch 45deg for maximum distance, in which case the equation gets even simpler yet to just 1 variable needed, the velocity at launch.

      (read ‘Notation’ and then check ‘Distance traveled’)
      https://ipfs.io/ipfs/QmXoypizjW3WknFiJnKLwHCnL72vedxjQkDDP1mXWo6uco/wiki/Trajectory_of_a_projectile.html

    • wessgate1 says:

      +Chrismofer regardless of all the factors and details you pointed out…the center of the club head is the sweet spot for maximum distance. The mechanical arm does not pronate…the ball is not at rest…and is being hit at the edge of the club head mostly. So no matter how fast the swing speed is…it will not go far and you can’t measure the distance because there are too many variables.

    • SlowedTripod says:

      It’s hard to figure out without knowing how fast the ball is going off the club head. With a driver, the ball speed is optimized when it’s about 1.5 times the speed the club head is going, so if the club is going 100 mph and it transfers the energy to the ball as efficiently as possible, the ball will go about 150 mph off the club head. In this case, if the club is traveling 150 mph, we should see ball speeds in excess of 220 mph.

      If you’re interested you should look up “Joe Miller Long Drive” because he can actually swing a golf club up to 150 mph. It gives you a good idea of how far the ball would go in real world conditions.

    • akura the angel wolf says:

      Yes.

  4. SarcasmIsFun says:

    *breaking news*
    GolfBall hits Great wall of china and goes through!
    News Reporter: We still don’t know where the golfball came from!

  5. Manny Navarro says:

    You should have used those special golf balls that Top Golf uses that have the chips inside to measure the distance traveled. But excellent build 👍🏽

  6. Quacky Moo says:

    Giant mousetrap* vs. the rocket powered golf club vs. the 1000 degree rocket knife*
    *TheBackyardScientist

  7. fireandcopper says:

    Y’know that shrapnel that headshoted an astronaut in gravity (2013)? It was that golf ball.

  8. Stuart McIntosh says:

    What about some sort of trackable ball? So you could get measurements of force of impact, or if it survived the hit distance, speed, location

  9. oAqux_Gam3R says:

    Jake Paul: uploads new video

    Me: I don’t care

    Mark Rober: Rocket powered golf club at 100,000 fps

    Me: HELL YEAAHH!

  10. Aaliyan Kashif says:

    Look man I got a masters in electrical engineering, all right? I’m gonna be fine.

    Welcome to Baskin Robin’s

  11. Jeffrey Lu says:

    Mark Rober: Accidentally forgets to put a net around the test rocket clubs
    Rocket: Flies off into orbit and lands on the moon
    NASA: …

  12. gage hogg says:

    4:44 lol he put the minecraft grass sound when he put that grass on the base

    10:34 and thew cow mooing sound when it shows the cow

  13. Derpy Turtle23 says:

    Mark Rober is the type of guy that would use his NASA applicable knowledge in stuff that we may formerly thought of as silly or would’ve not even think of

  14. Ezra Walker says:

    One small step for man, one large step for…
    Wait… Why is there a golf ball here!?

  15. SpykiD Ley says:

    Lol. Already subbed to both channels.

    Also, I was going to comment on Destin’s channel to ask if he would collab with you!

  16. Mark Hashman says:

    “I’m laughing, but that could’ve been bad!”

    That sums up this entire channel, if we’re honest.

  17. K says:

    Great video but not knowing how far it went is a real let down. The whole point seems to be to see how far it would go isn’t it?

  18. ChantingComet18 says:

    Watching Marks videos is the thing that makes me want to be an engineer. Good job mark.👍

  19. Nothing. Seriously Nothing. says:

    *Checkmate, flat-earthers.* How would you explain this? Even the almighty genius Mark Rober himself shows you that the earth is round:
    3:35
    😏

  20. Political Status says:

    Could you possibly hook up an Electric Motor (possibly from Tesla) in a collab for something similar?

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