Honda's The Cog

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The 2nd wheel on the ramp accelerates after hitting the third. Looks like trick photography to me.
 
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the wheels are weighted so that given a small nudge they roll up the ramp in order to lower their centre of mass. Trick physics, not trick photography...

Joe
 
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Yeah, it's all legit. Pretty damn awesome -- I wonder how many tries it took them to get it? :)
 
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I believe there were 605 failed runs before they got it.

Kind'a throws a different light on the It works theme!
 
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606 apparently - like integral said, that is one fact that throws the whole point of the campaign out the window. But i won't hold it against them.
 
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Yeah. I have a DVD "making of" movie. It's very cool how the whole thing was done in one long shoot.

I wonder if anyone is going to petition for a longer version as a full short film? :smile:
 
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Engineers were probably in charge if it took them 606 tries. ;)
 
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worse - filmmakers... probably with arts degrees ;)

Joe
 

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