• http://twitter.com/BunchOfSteve Steve Spicer

    DOUBLE HELIX! ALL THE WAY!

  • BunchOfSteve

    DOUBLE HELIX! ALL THE WAY!

  • Matthewpond

    people look at you blankly when you say that spontneous self-organisation is common in the world but there is…before your very eyes

  • Matthewpond

    people look at you blankly when you say that spontneous self-organisation is common in the world but there is…before your very eyes

    • GoodDoktorBad

      Not exactly “spontaneous self-organisation ” since all the conditions were controlled. The length of each rope is the most significant element of control here -that, and also they were set to swing simultaneously.

      It illustrates certain concepts of wave theory and is of course no less beautiful when technically explained.

  • http://internationalAnimalRights.com Bhagavan Vedant Das

    very beautiful. very creative to make such a device. thanks

  • http://internationalAnimalRights.com Bhagavan Vedant Das

    very beautiful. very creative to make such a device. thanks

  • http://internationalAnimalRights.com Bhagavan Vedant Das

    very beautiful. very creative to make such a device. thanks

  • Anonymous

    Not exactly “spontaneous self-organisation ” since all the conditions were controlled. The length of each rope is the most significant element of control here -that, and also they were set to swing simultaneously.

    It illustrates certain concepts of wave theory and is of course no less beautiful when technically explained.

  • Anon

    Very nice!
    “spontneous self-organisation” i dare not call it.. you only see the paterns that you can preceive with your brain, to complex paterns your brain does not reconize as a pattern but as chaos. but none the less there could be a pattern

  • Anon

    Very nice!
    “spontneous self-organisation” i dare not call it.. you only see the paterns that you can preceive with your brain, to complex paterns your brain does not reconize as a pattern but as chaos. but none the less there could be a pattern

    • Andytronic

      That’s not what we are seeing (self-organization). It’s just physics, dictated by the differing lengths of the strings. Just because patterns form doesn’t mean the swinging is self organizing; the patterns are just incidental.

    • luke

      There is a little flash ‘game’ I saw about a year ago (tried to find it) but it displays many similarities to this pendulum. It was a circle with several dots aligned along a radius. The dots orbit at their respective radius and when they return to 0 degrees, they play a note.

      But eventually you see spirals form, and chaos, then different numbers of intertwined spirals. eventually coming back to one spiral, and finally all aligned once more.

      Beautiful harmonics in both pieces.

  • Andytronic

    That’s not what we are seeing (self-organization). It’s just physics, dictated by the differing lengths of the strings. Just because patterns form doesn’t mean the swinging is self organizing; the patterns are just incidental.

  • Luc

    A.m.a.z.i.n.g!

  • Luc

    A.m.a.z.i.n.g!

  • Chris Torres

    ok…THAT was cool

  • Chris Torres

    ok…THAT was cool

  • Laskjdf

    MODE SHAPES GAH!

  • Laskjdf

    MODE SHAPES GAH!

  • R A Buchsbaum

    you should put some twinkling (RGB) LED lights underneath that and have yourself a little light show.

  • R A Buchsbaum

    you should put some twinkling (RGB) LED lights underneath that and have yourself a little light show.

  • Paul

    So sick

  • Paul

    So sick

  • luke

    There is a little flash ‘game’ I saw about a year ago (tried to find it) but it displays many similarities to this pendulum. It was a circle with several dots aligned along a radius. The dots orbit at their respective radius and when they return to 0 degrees, they play a note.

    But eventually you see spirals form, and chaos, then different numbers of intertwined spirals. eventually coming back to one spiral, and finally all aligned once more.

    Beautiful harmonics in both pieces.

  • http://profiles.google.com/reshmic Reshmi Chandrasekhar

    Perpetual motion in rotation –no sound no clashes only silence

  • http://profiles.google.com/reshmic Reshmi Chandrasekhar

    Perpetual motion in rotation –no sound no clashes only silence

  • Guest

    It was starting to look like a TRIPLE HELIX!

  • Guest

    It was starting to look like a TRIPLE HELIX!

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