Pyro Board: 2D Rubens' Tube!

  • Published on Apr 17, 2014
  • 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"

Comments • 5 681

  • Rickey Does Cringe On YouTube

    Someone share this to Pink Sheep

  • Fahad Hossain
    Fahad Hossain Day ago

    please make a slow motion video of this sound flame

  • Cortanasboyfriend
    Cortanasboyfriend 2 days ago

    "What happens if we try to go to a higher frequency" ear rape....that's what happens.

  • Number 16 bus shelter

    beats a reuben's cube

  • Aku
    Aku 6 days ago

    Farfetched question: How would this fare in creating a model for particle in a box?
    The ability to contain certain wavelengths with a given number of periods seems like a good way to model the basics of PIB

  • KuPaLURK And Friends

    yo roast marshmallows on that it would be cool

  • T Slizzle
    T Slizzle 11 days ago

    It's an antinode... It's a node... This guy is a clown. Really cool though. But Fu** this guy.

  • Matthew Holland
    Matthew Holland 12 days ago

    Woah! I was bored until the music made it dance!

  • mariel marques
    mariel marques 14 days ago


    N1GHTSHADE 18 days ago

    Mans not hot

    RADOVSKY - 21 day ago

    Now do a 3d rubend tube!

  • Tony Li
    Tony Li 21 day ago

    the new definition to "lit" songs

    VITAMIN ГАРАЖ 22 days ago

    ни хера не понятно что говорит)

  • Cory Woodrow
    Cory Woodrow 24 days ago


  • Rodolfo Marques da Silva


  • Favri
    Favri 27 days ago

    that song was lit

  • ebp4life
    ebp4life Month ago

    What's the "brown note" look like?

  • Abby N. Reedy
    Abby N. Reedy Month ago

    what was the song at the very beginning???????

    • Abby N. Reedy
      Abby N. Reedy Month ago

      just kidding I found it. In case anyone was wondering it is called Ice Flow by Kevin MacLeod

  • Gamer 4life
    Gamer 4life Month ago


  • The Caped Crusaders

    Ah the Ying and Yang of creation. It appears entropy is cyclic. A very cool demonstration of the geometric fingerprint of the universe. Thanks.

  • Block Dude
    Block Dude Month ago


  • mrsinn
    mrsinn Month ago

    The blue object at 32 seconds looks like a penis

  • Kyle Griffin
    Kyle Griffin Month ago

    its like the fire is dancing to the beat

  • Chris Wood
    Chris Wood Month ago


  • ToughAncientSpark
    ToughAncientSpark Month ago

    Nice fire hazard in your bedroom.

  • Charlie Mallindine
    Charlie Mallindine Month ago

    It's lit fam

  • Andrés Piedra
    Andrés Piedra Month ago

    What's the price?

  • Ethan Ray - Protagon VII

    started buffering at 0:05

  • Paposha 11
    Paposha 11 Month ago

    Imagine how many puns you can make out of this video

  • Rowan Edy
    Rowan Edy Month ago


  • Naif Mohammad Sharif

    I want to see it recorded with
    High frame rate cinematic camera with slowmotion...not with a crapy camera

  • ShockSyndrom
    ShockSyndrom Month ago

    Finally! Something that can play my mixtape!

  • Jose Jociel Andrade

    Parabéns os vídeos são ótimos

  • That Insurgent Guy
    That Insurgent Guy Month ago

    Wouldn't recommend playing earrape with this

  • Mike D
    Mike D Month ago

    Yet a new invention some stoner will burn his house down with.

  • Kayf Karpo
    Kayf Karpo Month ago

    Помогите развить канал посмотрите видео и поставте лайк спасибо большое

  • Jesper Rasmussen
    Jesper Rasmussen Month ago

    I remember seeing this back in 2009 during introduction-week for Chemistry at Aarhus University. I was pretty amazed :D

  • James T.
    James T. Month ago

    Useless crap

  • Carl Fredrickson
    Carl Fredrickson Month ago

    that hurt my ears

  • Imperial Recker Gaming

    how do u make this can help me make this plz

  • Jay Rich
    Jay Rich Month ago


  • Duncon Starfire
    Duncon Starfire Month ago

    thats cool in all but you guys gave me an idea for a better burner for our suger cane pot we been having loads of trouble with just a single burner and we have gas so the box idea might work thanks

  • ryan ferrey
    ryan ferrey Month ago

    A mini version hooked up to an mp3 player could be the new modern candle. $$$

  • ryan ferrey
    ryan ferrey Month ago

    That's probably the coolest thing I've ever seen. I recommend marketing it. I want to buy one. Giants props y0.

  • Crab #1298304
    Crab #1298304 Month ago

    The world NEEDS to sell these! Well, with glass panels obviously or else your house would burn, and no one wants that. Or do they?

  • Elliott Gael
    Elliott Gael Month ago

    La estufa de los DJ 😂

  • Thomas DuPree
    Thomas DuPree Month ago

    Use this with Dragonforce Through Fire and Flames.

  • Nathan Schubert
    Nathan Schubert Month ago

    Next pool side fire pit project for sure!

  • Bunta Fujiwara
    Bunta Fujiwara Month ago

    Try to play 432hz = A
    Your music is too sharp, consuming more energy than necessary to operate.

  • duck
    duck Month ago

    I think the only problem is they need to pump gas in at a higher rate. If they did that you should see every hole lit but some higher than others. I suspect the reason they ahve some holes that get zero fire at some times is because they don't have sufficient gas.

  • thatdumb channal
    thatdumb channal Month ago

    Man's not hot

  • Xydrogo
    Xydrogo Month ago

    sets volume to high
    burns house down

  • Blue Ouiga
    Blue Ouiga Month ago

    I don't see how anyone could dislike this.

  • Grover Chubbycheeks

    *more pleasing to the ear

  • TheSerius Youtuber
    TheSerius Youtuber Month ago

    he`s a pyromaniac

  • son dang
    son dang Month ago

    give the whole meaning to the phrase "this song is freaking lit"

  • Transendium GD
    Transendium GD Month ago

    that song was shiet tbh

  • Mr. Mabuti
    Mr. Mabuti Month ago

    Should've played a Cello piece!

  • Pur3Death
    Pur3Death Month ago

    We can finally say that songs are *fire*

  • Jake Johnson
    Jake Johnson Month ago


  • AA Productions
    AA Productions Month ago

    Why does it gravitate towards the center?

  • Allen Ballesteros
    Allen Ballesteros Month ago

    You can actually start a music channel by using it. Now try master of puppets with it.

  • Connor Phebus
    Connor Phebus Month ago

    If you play Justin Bieber through it the flames just go out.

  • Mike Sienicki
    Mike Sienicki Month ago

    Should play TV Dinner by ZZ-Top

  • Antonio j
    Antonio j Month ago

    When they mean it when they say their mixtape is lit

  • YoungAhjahshee Fan
    YoungAhjahshee Fan Month ago

    I don't think the local fire department would approve of this.

  • hey you
    hey you Month ago

    It would be so hot to make love with that in the background. Pun intended.

  • hey you
    hey you Month ago


  • watermlon_CAT
    watermlon_CAT Month ago

    Theres a good campfire

  • JamesG
    JamesG Month ago

    Haha! Does Derek watch AvE? :-)

  • Clukinallday
    Clukinallday Month ago

    What happens if you play ear rape?

  • Ash
    Ash Month ago

    Quick question. Does where you place the speaker have an effect on the display? Or is the resonance the same so the flames are effected the same? Sorry I don’t think I worded that well I forgot how to science....

  • Ash
    Ash Month ago

    Next gen natural gas fireplace... could make lots of money but... nah we like to teach kids science with 🔥.FIRE!

  • Alexander Daniel Pratama

    That's how the Scientist do in the night and weekend

  • Blake Geiger
    Blake Geiger Month ago

    I think we could say... that was lit

  • Tmo
    Tmo Month ago

    I miss physics class.

  • Gevorg Grigoryan
    Gevorg Grigoryan Month ago

    у вас это новость ? хаха а что вы еще не знали что у звука есть форма узор

  • Gojifan54
    Gojifan54 Month ago

    You should've played some led zeppelin!!!!

  • Kasper_PandaYT
    Kasper_PandaYT Month ago


  • Eduardo Zahíd Solanes

    oo that was cool😎😎😎

  • Anish Arya
    Anish Arya Month ago

    this is so awesome

  • Peter Scargill
    Peter Scargill 2 months ago


  • Kostya Fox
    Kostya Fox 2 months ago

    Когда мать скажет, что огонь это не игрушка - покажу ей это видео

  • Daniel Greenwill
    Daniel Greenwill 2 months ago

    imagine having a bunch of those for a dance party.

    who's the popular guy now
    edit 3:56

  • MusicPicture One
    MusicPicture One 2 months ago


  • Big Jocker
    Big Jocker 2 months ago

    R.I.P Ears

  • angelo giannopoulos
    angelo giannopoulos 2 months ago

    fukin awsome

  • Boosted Lawnmower
    Boosted Lawnmower 2 months ago

    RIP Headphone users

  • rocket H A R
    rocket H A R 2 months ago

    Que bien

  • Gâză Melc
    Gâză Melc 2 months ago


  • Panda
    Panda 2 months ago


  • Happy Bleach
    Happy Bleach 2 months ago

    Where can you buy this?

  • Ethan Booker
    Ethan Booker 2 months ago

    Now we need to make a Rubens Cube.

  • Brownlow North
    Brownlow North 2 months ago +1

    throw some oscilloscope music on that thing! see what happens

  • Jonathan Menendez
    Jonathan Menendez 2 months ago

    me encanto quiero hacer uno. haga un video enseñándolo
    como hacer o un pdf de referencia

  • arzus4
    arzus4 2 months ago

    Cool video. Why is the flame yellow, though? Shouldn't a flame of a burning gas be just blue? Or is it the particles (dust) in the air that makes it yellow?


    энергетическая музыка

  • ThePixelatedCactus
    ThePixelatedCactus 2 months ago

    That was... Dang it, there are already five thousand lit jokes...

  • Moesanrath
    Moesanrath 2 months ago

    skip to 338 if you dont want the science...speed the song up to 1.5 spd in your options.....your welcome