Lawnmower Shredder

By Mark McConville

THRILLING footage has captured a variety of everyday items being shredded by a powerful lawnmower blade as they fall into its path.

The video shows a series of floppy disks falling through the air into an upside-down lawnmower and being torn to shreds.

THRILLING footage has captured a variety of everyday items being shredded by a powerful lawnmower blade as they fall into its path. Will it Mow? / mediadrumworld.com
THRILLING footage has captured a variety of everyday items being shredded by a powerful lawnmower blade as they fall into its path. Will it Mow? / mediadrumworld.com

Other items that suffer the same fate include a keyboard, camcorder and even a bottle of liquid nitrogen which creates a large cloud upon impact.

Will it Mow? / mediadrumworld.com
Will it Mow? / mediadrumworld.com

The footage was taken by electronic engineer David Kronstein (30) from New Westminster, Canada and uploaded to his YouTube channel, Will it Mow?

Will it Mow? / mediadrumworld.com
Will it Mow? / mediadrumworld.com

“I love seeing the interesting ways things break – or don’t break – when hit by the mower’s blade,” he said.

Will it Mow? / mediadrumworld.com
Will it Mow? / mediadrumworld.com

“The keyboard was especially satisfying with the keys flying everywhere. It’s also fun coming up with the special rigs for some shots.

Will it Mow? / mediadrumworld.com
Will it Mow? / mediadrumworld.com

“The floppy disk delivery mechanism was interesting to develop and get working.

“There’s a whole other world in slow motion that we never normally see. Something as simple as an object falling onto a mower can be so much more interesting when you look at it slowed down.”

Will it Mow? / mediadrumworld.com
Will it Mow? / mediadrumworld.com

David was inspired to start throwing stuff into his lawnmower after fixing a high-speed camera and needing something cool to film with it.

“I figured it would be cool to drop things into the lawnmower while upside down,” he said.

Will it Mow? / mediadrumworld.com
Will it Mow? / mediadrumworld.com

“It turns out the footage is extremely interesting. The shots were taken on scientific high-speed cameras, normally used for research, car crash testing, etc.

“They run at up to 11,700fps in some of these shots – fast enough to capture the impacts, which are normally far too fast for a regular camera to see.

Will it Mow? / mediadrumworld.com
Will it Mow? / mediadrumworld.com

“Safety was a major issue due to flying debris. The drops are all done remotely with no one in the room, using a custom-built drop rig that remotely drops the objects.

“I also had to armour the cameras and video monitor in the room to avoid damage.”

Will it Mow? / mediadrumworld.com
Will it Mow? / mediadrumworld.com
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