Get smart curated videos delivered to your inbox.   SUBSCRIBE
The Kid Should See This

How the differential gear works and why we need them in our cars

Around the Corner is a great 1930s video that clearly describes how the differential gear works and why we need them in our cars. Bonus: motorcycles ride in formation to victorious band music. 

Watch more smart videos about gears and cars on this site.

h/t Kottke.

This Webby award-winning video collection exists to help teachers, librarians, and families spark kid wonder and curiosity. TKSST features smarter, more meaningful content than what's usually served up by YouTube's algorithms, and amplifies the creators who make that content.

Curated, kid-friendly, independently-published. Support this mission by becoming a sustaining member today.

🌈 Watch these videos next...

How shock absorbers work, an under the car view

Rion Nakaya

Meccano Rope-Making Machine

Rion Nakaya

A 3D printed mechanical laser show machine

Rion Nakaya

Richie Parker, NASCAR racing team engineer

Rion Nakaya

Driving a Ford Model T at the Henry Ford Museum

Rion Nakaya

Laser-cut, flat-packed, wood DIY modular marble machine kits

Rion Nakaya

How to drive the Ford Model T – XCAR Films

Rion Nakaya

Making wire gears + the kinetic sculptures of Arthur Ganson

Rion Nakaya

Behind the Scenes of How the Tesla Model S is Made

Rion Nakaya