Why Snatch Blocks are AWESOME (How Pulleys Work) - Smarter Every Day 228

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  • Published on:  Thursday, December 5, 2019
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    If I did this right then these are Amazon affiliate links to purchase a snatch block. (I have no idea what I'm doing)
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    We discussed Snatch Blocks on this episode of the No Dumb Questions podcast:
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    If you'd like to 3D print the Snatch Blocks and pulleys we use in this video they are here: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4022579

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    The wikipedia page on Block and Tackle is really good:
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