Pyro Board: 2D Rubens' Tube!

  • Added:  3 years ago
  • Standing waves of fire!
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    Rubens' Tube is an awesome demo and here we take it to the next level with a two-dimensional 'Pyro Board'. This shows unique standing wave patters of sound in the box.

    The pressure variations due to the sound waves affect the flow rate of flammable gas from the holes in the Pyro Board and therefore affect the height and colour of flames. This is interesting for visualizing standing wave patterns and simply awesome to watch when put to music. Thank you to Sune Nielsen and everyone at Aarhus for sharing this demonstration with me! And thanks for having me at your conference.

    Music by Kevin MacLeod, "Ice Flow"
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  • Runtime: 6:34
  • Tags for this video:  veritasium  science  physics  rubens  tube  rubens tube  pyro board  pyro  board  standing wave  standing waves  fire  sound  music  interference  2d  wave  waves  flame  

Comments: 5 768

  • RestrictedPlayz
    RestrictedPlayz 9 hours ago

    That music was fire

  • fender2301
    fender2301 1 day ago

    Put Skrillex on this.

  • adam yong
    adam yong 2 days ago


  • Joe Blow
    Joe Blow 4 days ago

    Amazing video! (And every land-lord's nightmare lol...)

  • Ryan Young
    Ryan Young 4 days ago

    RAMMSTEIN needs about 30 of these.

  • Andrew Timmons
    Andrew Timmons 4 days ago

    I would buy one of these if they were for sale. You guys should think about it!

  • TheUKNutter
    TheUKNutter 4 days ago

    That music was fire

  • Anthony Gomez
    Anthony Gomez 4 days ago

    how do u make one of these

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  • Malthe Grejsgaard
    Malthe Grejsgaard 6 days ago


  • Readme .txt
    Readme .txt 6 days ago

    LOL. My dog gets crazy.

  • MJ
    MJ 7 days ago

    omg so cool

  • Walking Dad
    Walking Dad 7 days ago

    what if there was Drum and Bass? =))

  • Mariano S. Oviedo
    Mariano S. Oviedo 8 days ago

    So global warming... fu!

  • kastrup2dk
    kastrup2dk 8 days ago

    god leje tøj

  • Penguin Kothe
    Penguin Kothe 8 days ago

    Try a Shepard's Tone!

  • Gerrit
    Gerrit 9 days ago


  • Caleb M.
    Caleb M. 11 days ago

    this is 3d😑

  • AmericanPatriot
    AmericanPatriot 12 days ago

    Bad asssss

  • slugmasterprime slug

    would like to see what happens when you run sound at 110 hz

  • unknown0713
    unknown0713 13 days ago

    I want one

  • Lasersav
    Lasersav 13 days ago

    this kind of thing would be really cool to use at parties or clubs

  • Pierre
    Pierre 16 days ago

    25 fps actually sucks, it has to be much more mind blowing in real

  • Anisotropic Denshangyingyang

    if what we see at minute 4:20 is accurate? distance calculated in space with telescope are all wrong . you saw what sound can do. in the lower frequency it can dim light .so something can be closer or further and we wouldn't know it . wow nice experience

  • Anisotropic Denshangyingyang

    dam the audio node anti node has huge potentiality . wow ! hopefully science will index this in PC people can make discoveries.

  • Daniel Mbaabu
    Daniel Mbaabu 18 days ago

    brace yourselves, incoming mixtape jokes

  • Jeffry Vaquerano
    Jeffry Vaquerano 18 days ago

    How to build the pyro board? Pls

  • Everardo Cervantes
    Everardo Cervantes 19 days ago

    slowmo guys

  • 0Dark30
    0Dark30 19 days ago

    That music had some hot beats

  • MaxRay16
    MaxRay16 19 days ago

    They played downshift83's intro, I was waiting for "We are the resistance" to play

  • rhythmandacoustics
    rhythmandacoustics 20 days ago

    Isn't the Ruben's Tube already 2D, making this square board actually would be 3D , X, Y, Z axis. Correct me if I am wrong.

  • klye sam
    klye sam 22 days ago

    next step 3d Rubens tube

  • kj o so lovable
    kj o so lovable 24 days ago

    wats that music beat

  • Michael Fridman
    Michael Fridman 24 days ago

    CAN YOU MAKE ME ONE if i decide to buy it can u please sell it to me

    im not sure yet on it but if and when i do decide will u make me one ???

  • newclear xpillowsion

    every one stop at 5:19

  • Thendo Ravele
    Thendo Ravele 25 days ago

    But can you cook with it ?

  • G Son
    G Son 25 days ago

    Great experiment, terrible filming/editing

  • Uederson Ferreira
    Uederson Ferreira 25 days ago

    I was watching videos about old games and I don't know how I came to here. But it's really crazy! I would like to plug my old guitar on it! :)

  • Jack Garrison
    Jack Garrison 26 days ago

    This is amazing man!!

  • Jerry Brink
    Jerry Brink 27 days ago

    Those beats are literally hot

  • Esfuddin DJ
    Esfuddin DJ 27 days ago


  • Shindinder
    Shindinder 28 days ago

    every home should have one its so usefull

  • Warpy Jarpy
    Warpy Jarpy 29 days ago

    Now next up "Korean BBQ dupstep"

  • Cookie Dude
    Cookie Dude 1 month ago


  • Puns gaming 123
    Puns gaming 123 1 month ago

    3:38 music) ice flow

  • Zero Jay
    Zero Jay 1 month ago

    I want veriatism as my science teacher

  • brettcone
    brettcone 1 month ago

    thatd would be pretty sick at a party

  • Oscar Jiro
    Oscar Jiro 1 month ago

    Well I guess we can say the beat was FIRE

  • Ejaz Shah
    Ejaz Shah 1 month ago

    It works on the base beats, awesome

  • Edward Jones
    Edward Jones 1 month ago

    Yeah, yeah, his mixtape is fire...

  • Mandrake Fernflower
    Mandrake Fernflower 1 month ago

    pink season on this thing might burn your house down!

  • Bolt148 CubeGaming
    Bolt148 CubeGaming 1 month ago

    3:16 my phone was shaking

  • Rubub ubub
    Rubub ubub 1 month ago

    bass is a fire

  • Tiffany Moore
    Tiffany Moore 1 month ago

    3d ruben's cube

  • Pat C
    Pat C 1 month ago

    I think monstercat just got a new visualiser

  • Joseph Jesse // AMHQ

    Skrillex should use this XD

  • Jax *
    Jax * 1 month ago

    why is fire so fascinating

  • Joshua G
    Joshua G 1 month ago

    Got so dizzy at 4:01

  • Do Ka
    Do Ka 1 month ago

    holly weed LOL

  • Wartler
    Wartler 1 month ago

    What if you made it circular instead of square? And would it possible to make a 3D Ruben's tube somehow?

  • TheRastafarianpari
    TheRastafarianpari 1 month ago

    pyromaniacs 😍💞💜💞

  • Taylor Trotter
    Taylor Trotter 1 month ago


  • Thomas Paine
    Thomas Paine 1 month ago

    WOOOOW !!

  • Wraithninja1
    Wraithninja1 1 month ago

    If had a band I would totally have a bunch of these things on stage

  • Noah Gehlhausen
    Noah Gehlhausen 1 month ago

    Somebody please make a virtual version of this!

  • TechnoRazor
    TechnoRazor 1 month ago

    The captions are messed up...

  • Wai Chun Kwong
    Wai Chun Kwong 1 month ago

    Your video remind me of the video call "The WALKING WATER Mystery (in
    SPACE and SLOW MOTION!)” was created by Smarter Every Day. They play
    the Bach Cello Suite No.1 G and something beautiful happened. So I
    wonder, your Pyro Board may able to do some amazing and beautiful
    patterns as well. Let me know if you got a chance to try it. Thanks.

  • furyberserk
    furyberserk 1 month ago

    What happens if you go to the resonant frequency of the gas though?

  • Jason Greenberg
    Jason Greenberg 1 month ago

    i saw this a few years ago and have wanted to make one since then. I believe it was called an eigenmode flame table though.

  • Eliezer Lopez
    Eliezer Lopez 1 month ago

    McDonald's would love these!

  • Mustafa Ali
    Mustafa Ali 1 month ago

    AWESOME man! Good job :)

  • Selim Saruhan
    Selim Saruhan 1 month ago

    How to get asphyxiated with 2 songs... :p

  • Mister Dinner
    Mister Dinner 1 month ago

    So is this basically how artistic spectrograms work?

  • Vln Murthy
    Vln Murthy 1 month ago

    It's like the patterns of the Game Of Life

  • Andy joe
    Andy joe 1 month ago

    music so lit

  • World Peace
    World Peace 1 month ago

    So the question is....can you also cook with it?

  • MA animations
    MA animations 1 month ago

    This takes playing with fire to a WHOLE new level

  • Renan Valente
    Renan Valente 1 month ago

    Very cool, but also very unsafe to set a table on fire inside a room made of wood and other highly flammable materials.

  • Pașca Alexandru
    Pașca Alexandru 1 month ago

    ...and there is no need for an MMX cpu for this!

  • benny blazeit
    benny blazeit 1 month ago

    build a massive one a thesse

  • Magnus Brorsen
    Magnus Brorsen 1 month ago


  • Lawman
    Lawman 1 month ago

    What is the name of the music?

  • Zerfex MCZerfexD
    Zerfex MCZerfexD 1 month ago

    Now we can make fire dance as well...

  • thatbrowncouch
    thatbrowncouch 1 month ago

    rip headphone users

  • Abigail V
    Abigail V 1 month ago

    The closed captions don't line up with the actual audio... at all...

  • Decus
    Decus 1 month ago

    Now make a 3D Rubens Tube! A Rubens Cube!

  • Umuahjoku Amadi-Obi
    Umuahjoku Amadi-Obi 1 month ago

    Where can i buy that? Looks great for parties!

    HYOKSU1 1 month ago

    I think you can hear it because you're not inside the 'waveguide' and the standing wave is only there. Where you're listening is as the free space to what inside the waveguide and there's not standing waves.

  • Raqadon The car guy
    Raqadon The car guy 1 month ago

    the music is lit

  • TheBillusBillus
    TheBillusBillus 1 month ago

    cool thing to have for raves and parties

  • Im Holy
    Im Holy 1 month ago


  • la dernière tarte
    la dernière tarte 1 month ago


  • kentred studios
    kentred studios 2 months ago

    cooking with style

  • FourKK
    FourKK 2 months ago


  • Turboflyer Jeams
    Turboflyer Jeams 2 months ago

    music bbq

  • david valdez
    david valdez 2 months ago

    one of the most awesome fire hazards someone could ever possably have

  • flow
    flow 2 months ago

    it would've been so much more cooler if not for the yellow flame.. if we could just remove that sooty flame and have real crispy blue ones then this device would really demonstrate waves like nothing else

  • william pelletiervslol

    what the song name

  • DomDumm
    DomDumm 2 months ago

    Every DJ should have this thing!

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