Getting thin uniform sheets of steel is no problem at all and I have a lot of experience working with metal www. Although if you have an extremely effective filter mask and a high tolerance for a horrible mess, I would think that laser printer toner would make a nice pattern, and then, using a heat gun from below, you could fuse it to the metal for a permanent display. Today, we can use an oscillator, amplifier, and an electro-mechanical oscillator. Conclusion Operating Instructions 1. If we were able to balance some sand on the string, the sand away from the nodes would be flung off into space while the sand on the node would sit still happily where it is. I would suggest you experiment with various types to find the best situations.

Uploader: JoJor
Date Added: 27 June 2007
File Size: 37.68 Mb
Operating Systems: Windows NT/2000/XP/2003/2003/7/8/10 MacOS 10/X
Downloads: 44217
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]

Use a broken speaker, bits of chlavni, and tape to prepare a coneless voice coil driver, then use it to generate standing waves on a sheet of metal, making sound visible.

Use a Chladni Plate to Visualize Acoustics | Make:

I prefer the price doy materials from my local recycling center dump — computer cases and microwave oven cases — if painted with texture paint, use the inside smooth side up. This entry was posted on Friday, May 21st, at 9: April 2, at 3: Endless possible plate shapes provide a great variety of investigations — different sizes of square, rectangular, round, di musical instrument shapes — enough explorations to keep several groups of students truly engaged in fascinating exercises.


Chladni plates are an excellent tools for visualizing resonant patterns in two dimensions.

Let’s begin by thinking of a simple 1-dimensional example. Everywhere else along the string is vibrating, moving up and down, back and forth very quickly.

You will also be receiving the weekly Make: Get the Magazine Make: September 7, at 3: If a piece of string were made to vibrate at a special resonant frequency determined by the string’s length, density, and tensionthe standing wave would have places along the length where the string didn’t seem to be moving at all. The demonstrations do require a very flat surface to produce acceptable resonance patterns.

Chladni Plate in guitar shape at Hz The same piece at Hz. DIY Chladni plate by Iooner: Please check chadni email to confirm.

Long ago Chladni used a cello bow to excite the edge of a thin metal or wooden plate.

Chladni Plates Kit

Ideally, the source should also be able to sweep through a large frequency range so investigate all possible patterns. Two resonance patterns of a 12 in. Sound waves hide strange patterns, first revealed in the 19th century by the founder of modern acoustics, Ernst Chladni, who used a vibrating plate. You might also like these newsletters: This is fun stuff! This book chlaeni includes sections on tips and hints, materials sources, and reproducible labels.


Thanks for any insight you might have! Thanks for signing up.

Illustrations of Chladni figures by the master himself. Thin plates sprinkled with fine particles vibrated chlafni to their plane. Prepare the base Stick the screws into the piece of wood to support the speaker.

Test the DIY version concocted by the cofounder of a Belgian hackerspace.

Chladni Plate

The complicated resonance modes of a 2-dimensional metal plate are neatly illustrated by putting freely moving sand on the surface. Notify me of follow-up comments by email.

Some powders, such as salt or sugar, will absorb moisture from the air and melt especially here in Texasmaking a terrible mess.

Understanding how they work is much easier than understanding the theory and mathematics behind the patterns themselves, so that is what we will concentrate on here. Please check your email. Although wood and cardboard will work, both are susceptible to warping.

In any case, I think it would be most trying to balance a four-foot-square sheet on a single point.