It’s just an egg, placed in a vulnerable position. “I thought it would be fun to pit a large metal machine against a small fragile object,” says Mendoza.Continue Reading
A sand pendulum is a decorative piece that relies on momentum to furrow fractalesque patterns into a plot of sand. Check out this awesome build for inspiration to build your own!Continue Reading
Most engineers will immediately recognize the amusing double pendulum in action here from school. This simple display of physics in motion never fails to captivate. Any time there’s one out in the open, a crowd of people tend to gather around and watch. The unpredictable and chaotic appearance of the motions is usually only compounded […]Continue Reading
You may have seen this video go viral this week. It’s exciting to watch and marvel at. So, why is this inverted pendulum thing so challenging? Go find a broom and balance it on your chin. Notice how often you have to move to keep the broom stable above you. arch institutions to accomplish incredible tasks.
The Institute for Dynamics Systems and Control at ETH Zurich has experience with multirotor interactions with inanimate objects. In the past, they’ve had quadrotors juggling a ball, assembling structures, and balancing an inverted pendulum. Now an ETH Zurich student has taken their work with pendulums and multirotors to the next level.Continue Reading
MAKE regular David Prutchi shows how his ten-year-old daughter and he remade an expensive “designer” sand pendulum using hardware-store components.Continue Reading
Build a simple device that exhibits chaotic behavior and makes an excellent science project or conversation starter. Thanks go to William Gurstelle for the original article in MAKE, Volume 22. To download The Double Pendulum video click here and subscribe in iTunes. Check out the complete Double Pendulum article in MAKE Volume 22 or you […]Continue Reading
Build a simple device that exhibits chaotic behavior and makes an excellent science project or conversation starter. Thanks go to William Gurstelle for the original article in MAKE, Volume 22. View the PDF of this project. and then subscribe to MAKE magazine for other great projects you can do over the weekend.Continue Reading