The New Silver Play Button

The New Silver Play Button
The New Silver Play Button

So when are you 2 reaches 100000 subscribers you to send them a silver play button as an award congradulations of sorts but recently you 2 started sending out a different style of play but is it made out of the same material is it made out of a cheaper materials let’s find out.

So there’s a couple differences that we can see right off the bat this one is the one I got about a year point 5 ago right here for Jerry rig everything it’s a little bit smaller than this recent one this one ‘s for the Watson side family and Dan why does yours have a hole cut out of the center of it we are to come in and out for a main channel and I thought how cool would be to take the play out of the U. 2 played and so they don’t come like this with the triangle out of the middle but we to the planet.

I’m glad you did that because that’s the actual sample that we’re gonna use inside of this electron microscope so if you look at this microscope the inside chamber right here that we put the samples into isn’t super huge so it’s nice when you have a really small sample you get a better analysis we’ve already done an elemental analysis of the original silver play button we realize that there is no silver inside.

it it’s mostly nickel I think it’s like 94 percent nickel but now that we have this play button it looks like the interior is made out of something different something besides nickel and that’s what we’re here to find out. Another difference is that this award part right here is written on the glass itself and for the what’s inside family channels nothing’s written on the glass.

it’s all printed on the paper inside which is probably more cost effective so what do you think Dan do you think that they change the size the frame and the material to be more cost effective I would imagine there’s a lot more YouTubers are hitting 1000000 and of course getting 100000 I mean this is our second channel we couldn’t win and so I’m curious to see because we brought our gold play button and our solver play button up here.

we were able to see what this that machine told us what this is made out of but see what this new ones made I think it’s gonna be different. Each of the back of that we get that different the other one the yeah yes made the USA at least for the head on there this really is a lot more lightweight than I thought.

Right let’s check him out side by side look at the difference. But backside mine looks a little bit cleaner more polishers like industrial yeah you can see the like the injection points from the mall that they use to inject it fit chunk of the silver play button we have in this Cup is sitting in acetone so if it was plastic you already would have been dissolved luckily it looks like it’s still in one piece we know for sure it’s not plastic we are find out what it’s really made a.

All right so this is the electron microscope inside the electron microscope is we’re gonna stick this sample the inside of the silver play button scan arrested right there on top of that little platform and here inside of the machine this is a view that not very many people get to see is this little platform right here there’s a series of little motors and pulleys and this moves the platform inside so ,

I can sit underneath this little nozzle and that’s where we get our images from so this whole machine right here costs about $700000 the part that we’re most interested though is this part right back here this is the energy experts of X. ray spectrometer and it spits out X. rays into here to figure out what the elemental makeup is of whatever sample we have inside the electron microscope is able to differentiate different elements on an elemental level simply by putting the sample inside of this machine and that’ll tell us exactly what the silver play button is made.

so if you listen very closely there’s a high pitch sound and right now it’s pulling up all of the oxygen all of the air out from inside of this machine because as you know oxygen and all of the other molecules inside of the air have their own elemental makeup and so we have to have 0 air inside of the machine to get an accurate reading on the play button itself there’s several cameras inside select on microscope if you ever seen those motors and pulleys .

it’s moving the platform underneath the electron beam we can also raise the sample and lower it with that same platform so this is a live camera inside of the machine so the samples being read 17 if you remember when we put it down inside that little platform the shiny side was facing up and so with that shiny side this is the elemental remember getting from it right here.

it says that it’s 92 percent nickel and there’s a little bit of zinc and a little bit of carbon carbon is kind of like the impurities and stuff you can have that with any samples so we can pretty much safely assume that we’re looking at 19 percent nickel and 2 percent zinc for that service area so now we’re gonna depressurized this machine we’re gonna air back into it take the stamp.

Out put it up on its side and go for a second reading of the internal of the play button. Right now we’re still doing the cross section and so here we can see the internal section of the play button and then disband right here this layer that’s the shiny part the exterior here’s another shot of that and so we know that this part does have the nickel in it but now we want to see what the actual center of the button is made up of so,

I think it’s a super interesting because the other. All the same thing even the inside of this one the scientists that we’re working with here who does not want to be on camera which is fine she didn’t see a point to this as the inside joke so even she use by using the term of junk is card is basically noting that it might be a little cost effective and material .

it’s not as pure as what was on the other I thought that was interesting so here’s a cross section that we’re looking at here and then once we get into this image you can see this is the cross section this is what the microscope is actually looking at and this is the elemental makeup of each of the elements in that cross section so zinc is right here which is the majority of the cross section but as we get close to the edge here.

we see that’s where the Nicholas at and this colors representing the nickel we have a little bit of copper and I’m guessing that copper is used to join the nickel to design there’s also a little bit of aluminum but we can see here that’s only 4 percent so that’s pretty much a non issue here the majority of it is going to be the zinc in the carbon and we at the sink and the carpet to the carbon is mix pretty well inside of that which.

I think is pretty interesting because when you take carbon and you added to iron you get steel and that carbon is used to strengthen the iron to make the harder material which you get a steal so I’m guessing what they’ve done here with this but they’ve added the carbon to dizzying to make it stronger and the play button will last longer that way but carbon is also extremely cheap and so it seems.

so let’s see how much each of these played out this way the silver one from before and the newer silver one and then we can kind of get an idea of how much each of them cost actually make. All right let’s go away these things. Sounds a lot before we weigh things act actually with the sun yeah. Here is my silver play button this is the original one we’re gonna go ahead and drop it on the scale.

And it looks like we’re at one third of a pound point 3 pounds. And add on the what’s inside family channel. We’re at point 38 plus. Right on point for one so it’s a little bit heavier so to recap this is my play button this is the what’s inside family play button mine is made out of nickel which is about $5 per pound if you’re just doing like the raw weight of the metal this one is made out of sync in carbon which ends up being about $0.25 per pound just the raw metal wait to put that into perspective last year alone there are 24000 people to hit 100000.

so and not everybody redeems their award but if they did you too would be saving around $32000 a year at that same rate just by making this fall and over that button so well mine is bigger. It’s not as expensive as this $2 60 I think is what we mapped out to about $0.25 very expensive considering how much this means to every youtuber that actually hits the award but by making this but and less expensive they’re saving around $32000 a year according to our estimates and remember those numbers are just for the middleweight itself.

we’re not talking about like the manufacturing cost because like this button where it’s finished on both the front and the back like a shiny nice and spike finished this button is not finished at all on the back it has that raw industrial feel to it which actually saves a lot of money if we look really closely on the back you can see the actual injection points for the mold.

so they didn’t bother to finish that all which makes sense because no one ‘s ever going to see the back of the play button besides that for us we were the only 2 channels are gonna open these things up one thing I really like according to social blade there were 25 channels a day in 2015 that would hit 100000 subscribers in 2016 that was 44 channels that day so almost doubling that number and so every single year.

you’re seeing more and more people that are becoming subscribers on YouTube that are gaining subscribers even though you too can now make probably about 5 or 6 play buttons for the cost of one of these it’s still the most important part is that they actually are giving away an award for hitting a milestone I think they are the only social media platform that actually rewards their creators .

when they hit these milestones and I am so grateful for like we took our gold play button around the world like we really are grateful for the award it sits prominently in our office really proud of the achievement and really thankful for all of our subscribers actually choose to subscribe like 100000 or 1000000 those are a lot of people.

I’m I’m certainly grateful for it like it’s more than the metal that’s inside of it it really is the subscribers like you guys for subscribing to our channels it means so much I’m never going to melt it down because I love my word as well I know a lot of you guys have watched what’s inside even one time are looking at this going Dan how did you cut.


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