Exciting a Flame in a Trough

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A viewer sent Steve Mould his accidental discovery of this odd flame behavior. In these 3D-printed troughs, a flame lit in lighter fluid will rocket around the track repeatedly as it burns the local supply of gaseous lighter fluid. As Steve shows in his video, this system is an excitable medium and the trick works for a whole array of 3D-printed shapes. Check out the full video above. (Video and image credit: S. Mould)

One comment
  1. Marius

    You can do somehting very similar with shaving foam, does not even need 3d printed shapes. It's very amusing, though you need darker room than videos suggest

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