Saturday, 6 October 2012

32 out-of-sync metronomes will eventually sync up

Did you know, that if you place any number of metronomes that are out-of-sync with each other on a hanging flexible table, they will always eventually sync up? As a metronome's pendulum rod changes direction, it imparts a small force on the table, which leads to small movements of the table. In turn, the table will then give small nudges back to the metronomes! Voila, in-sync metronomes!

Watch the video below, and see for yourself:

1 comment:

  1. ha! for a while it just sounds like a beginners tap dancing class! amazing how it comes together though!


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