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The non-newtonian properties of cornstarch+water make it quite the dance partner.
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Collin Cunningham

Born, drew a lot, made video, made music on 4-track, then computer, more songwriting, met future wife, went to art school for video major, made websites, toured in a band, worked as web media tech, discovered electronics, taught myself electronics, blogged about DIY electronics, made web videos about electronics and made music for them … and I still do!


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  1. My Pet Fly says:

    That second video reminds me of… electric football. Before the days of video games, we had electric football, a sheet of steel painted to look like a football field, mounted on a short box-like stand. A vibrator underneath would loudly vibrate the sheet steel, causing plastic football players on brush-like bases to scatter around randomly on the playing field. Before each play, you’d set up the players as you wanted, put a football (felt or foam rubber, I believe) in the arms of the QB, flick on the power, and watch them run around aimlessly until the QB fell down.

    Great fun for about three minutes at a time until you realized skill wasn’t involved.

  2. Collin Cunningham says:

    Interesting connection you point out – Some philosophize that we too are driven by vibrations (like the hockey figures). I don’t have a citation handy, but the study of cymatics goes pretty deep.