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Question Simple wave machine

2 months 3 weeks ago #41474 by Kasey
I have inherited a wave machine made out of duct tape, skewers and plasticine.

And it's driving me potty!

The plasticine won't stay on. The skewers move sideways.

I've looked on the web and it suggests jelly babies, but I would like something a little more permanent.

Any ideas please?

Before I bin the lot....

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2 months 3 weeks ago #41475 by SteveKeys
We have one, home-made with Gaffa Tape, Skewers, Jelly Babies and its been in use for years. The Jelly Babies have gone rock hard over time but do the job nicely.
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2 months 3 weeks ago #41476 by D.B.Ferguson
This video explains its use:

I would suggest using nuts (as in nuts and bolts rather than fruit and nuts).
If you want more information on this and its origins look up "Shive wave machine" Originally developed by Bell Laboratories and after its maker.
It can be used to show matching of impedances etc.
PASCO have a (very expensive) unit which is great if you can afford it.

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2 months 3 weeks ago #41477 by D.B.Ferguson
This video explains its use:

I would suggest using nuts (as in nuts and bolts rather than fruit and nuts).
If you want more information on this and its origins look up "Shive wave machine" Originally developed by Bell Laboratories and after its maker.
It can be used to show matching of impedances etc.
PASCO have a (very expensive) unit which is great if you can afford it.

Technicians: providing solutions and more.

David Ferguson B.Sc.
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