“The Black Hole” Whirlpool by Michael Yates (video)

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The Black Hole is an elevated whirlpool built by Michael Yates. Visitors at Maker Faire Bay Area 2011 climbed up the stairs to witness the balance of gravity and centripetal force as they stared down into the vortex.

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Becky Stern is a Content Creator at Autodesk/Instructables, and part time faculty at New York’s School of Visual Arts Products of Design grad program. Making and sharing are her two biggest passions, and she's created hundreds of free online DIY tutorials and videos, mostly about technology and its intersection with crafts. Find her @bekathwia on YouTube/Twitter/Instagram.

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