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Aloha YouTubers, I am The Backyard Scientist!

I like to make videos on all the crazy stuff I do. From exploding arrows, to making instruments, molten aluminum to science/chemistry experiments - I do it so you don't have to! I'm always thinking of more stuff to do, if you have an idea, id love to hear it!

Almost everything I do can be considered dangerous!! If you insist on trying my videos at home, just remember- if you play with fire, you're going to get burned. Electricity is deadly. Be safe guys :)

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Can Spiderman Climb The Sticky Wall? (Jan 7th, 2019)

I still had 2 gallons of glue from the last glue trap video, so I thought this would be a great way to use the rest of it! I forgot how gross the glue really is though, I practically need to shower in WD-40 to get if off. 😰I had to re-upload because it was stuck on 360p but its working now!


Fully-Automatic Table Saw Cannon (Dec 28th, 2018)

I got a lot of feedback from my last video. Now the table saw is back with FULL AUTO more explosions, and i shoot randy. Table saw vs christmas ornaments, oobleck, fish tank, balloons, and soda.

Exploding Bullet video -

Codys Lab video -


This Is Why You Need To Wear Safety Glasses (Dec 9th, 2018)

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Do Not try to charge a LiPo Battery like this! (Nov 18th, 2018)

This is what happens when you ignore the warnings on a Lithium (LiPo) Battery.
First I tried Disassembling the battery to learn about it. Then I tried shocking the battery with a tesla coil. Surprisingly that did not work, so I connected it to a car battery to overcharge it and it worked great. Of course, by working great i mean it caught on fire. Finally I incinerated the battery with a 30W infrared laser in a fishtank filled with 100% pure oxygen.


Can a Camera Stream its own Destruction? (Oct 25th, 2018)

I saw this video on reddit and was suspicious it was fake. I thought if you pew pew your phone it would instantly break, so I decided to try it to for myself!
Reddit link

Ok guys, no insults or personal attack will be allowed in the comments. keep it clean. this video is a learning example for following the rules of handling a gun, not a witch hunt. #1 THE GUN IS ALWAYS LOADED. dont play with...


Supersonic Rubberband Whip - Easy Fun DIY (Oct 3rd, 2018)

I had a bunch of fun at Maker Faire NYC! I saw a lot of really neat builds, tools, workshops and displays, but the rubber band whip really stood out as something easy and fun anybody can do. Maybe im still a 12 year old at heart but I think this thing is a blast. And it breaks the sound barrier WITH RUBBER BANDS!

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DIY MEGA Microwave! - Microwaving a Microwave (Sep 20th, 2018)

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Can a Person escape a human-sized Glue Trap? (Sep 5th, 2018)

After struggling with my mega-microwave I decided to have some fun. I got 4 gallons of bulk glue for mouse traps because I was curious if a person could escape from a human-sized glue trap.
I never saw anybody try it before so I was curious. At first I thought about getting a few hundred of the regular sized glue traps from the store and stapling them to the plywood but decided the bulk glue would be more economical and cover more surface area. It was not a cool color like the stuff in th...


40 Watt Laser Blaster! (Jun 1st, 2018)

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What happens when a NERF dart breaks the SPEED OF SOUND? (Apr 28th, 2018)

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Thanks iX Cameras and Matt Rece for helping with the high speed shots!

Giaco Whatever video:

A few more thoughts on the Nerf Cannon.
Yes, I know if I used a longer barrel I could get higher spee...


My DNA results are in... and another SHOCKING test ;) (Jan 19th, 2018)

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Giant Mousetrap powered Car (Nov 22nd, 2017)

This is just a mini-video to announce i've been filming with a TV show for the past few months! Hope this video finishes uploading by the time the episode airs!


Thermite - The most Dangerous Paint?? (Nov 17th, 2017)

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This video was sponsored by 23andMe, thanks!

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Making a Sword with THERMITE! (Oct 11th, 2017)

Usually Thermite is used to destroy things... Instead, I wanted to use it to make something to destroy things with.

If you have never heard of it -Thermite is a mixture of Iron Oxide (rust) and Aluminum powder. When you ignite it a vigorous chemical reaction takes place which results in liquid iron. Its used industrially for welding metal, the military uses it to destroy enemy equipment, teachers use it for science demonstrations, and youtubers just melt stuff with it.

I made a mold out of insu...


Prank It FWD – Sumo VS. Football (Aug 28th, 2017)

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I spent some time on the football field teaching a group of kids how they can use Newton’s Second Law to improve their game.


Cooking Dinner with Science [There was an attempt] (Aug 15th, 2017)

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Molten Metal Squirtgun! (Jul 27th, 2017)

Here's an album of images and a writeup of the gun
Heres the schematic for the tesla coil Ill be doing a build video of this in a few weeks due to popular demand!


My Favorite Experiments in Virtual Reality! Backyard Scientist in VR (Jul 7th, 2017)

I met up with Amaze at playlist live, and we thought it would be fun to reshoot some of my favorite videos in virtual reality. For the fully immersive 3D 4K experience, download Amaze on the Samsung gear VR Oculus store.

I know a lot of you have been asking for more rocket knife and giant mousetrap so this was the perfect time to try some new stuff.
The Rocket knife was giving me problems though, I couldn't get the track aligned 100% a...


Breaking into a massive 1000lb Safe with a Plasma Cutter (Jun 21st, 2017)

That was way more work than I thought it would be! Total time to get the safe open - 3 hours of labor. hard labor.
And I don't even know what to do with it now :O


Rocket Powered Fidget Spinner (May 30th, 2017)

Ok thats it, Fidget Spinner trend is over, cause this is the best one ever!! ;) I built a custom fidget spinner out of 1/4in aluminum plate and strapped 3 E sized rocket engines.

Really, I just wanted to do this. I saw Stephens video and needed answers. Plus, this gave me an excuse to buy a Plasma Cutter ive been eyeballing for yearssss. (dont tell sandra I could have made this with a jigsaw..)

The spinner has a 6 inch radius, so it travels ~37 inches to make a full circle. Its spinning 88 ti...