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  • OT: Losing your marbles

    People are awesome.

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  • #2
    Thanks for the post......kinda short circuits my brain.

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    • #3
      Outstanding! Loved it in a Rube Goldberg sort of way.

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      • #4
        That's neat Pete. Kinda looks like it's made outa wood to me (at low res, anyhow). How close will you be to the eclipse path this summer?
        Last edited by Chris Roemer; 02-24-2017, 01:56 PM.

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        • #5
          that is cool !
          Paper Towers
          RS180P/28F surrounds
          Boombox

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          • #6
            That was epic, thank you for sharing this Pete, I really love stuff like this.

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            • #7
              In case somebody might not have also seen the 'How It Works' videos, here is part 1 of 2.

              "Our Nation’s interests are best served by fostering a peaceful global system comprised
              of interdependent networks of trade, finance, information, law, people and governance."
              - from the October 2007 U.S. Naval capstone doctrine
              A Cooperative Strategy for 21st Century Seapower
              (a lofty notion since removed in the March 2015 revision)

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              • #8
                'How It Works', part 2 of 2.

                "Our Nation’s interests are best served by fostering a peaceful global system comprised
                of interdependent networks of trade, finance, information, law, people and governance."
                - from the October 2007 U.S. Naval capstone doctrine
                A Cooperative Strategy for 21st Century Seapower
                (a lofty notion since removed in the March 2015 revision)

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Chris Roemer View Post
                  How close will you be to the eclipse path this summer?
                  My house should be totally dark for less than a minute. I intend to head to my sister's home in St. Genevieve, MO which is only a few miles from the point of peak darkness/time (Carbondale, IL). At her house, it'll be dark for over 2 minutes.
                  R = h/(2*pi*m*c) and don't you forget it! || Periodic Table as redrawn by Marshall Freerks and Ignatius Schumacher || King Crimson Radio
                  Byzantium Project & Build Thread || MiniByzy Build Thread || 3 x Peerless 850439 HDS 3-way || 8" 2-way - RS28A/B&C8BG51

                  95% of Climate Models Agree: The Observations Must be Wrong
                  "Gravitational systems are the ashes of prior electrical systems.". - Hannes Alfven, Nobel Laureate, Plasma physicist.

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                  • #10
                    That's where they went!

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                    • #11
                      Just got a chance to look at the video. The time, energy and inventiveness that went into making this is astounding. I didn't think the marble machine was actually making any of the sounds until I caught some of the "how it works" videos. I didn't watch through all of the supplementary videos, but I still think some significant portion of the music is produced outside of this machine...the beat is too regular and notes too precisely placed to be produced solely by hand cranked machine with baltic birch gears made from a router, IMO. Still, the performance is mind-boggling and reminds me of the genius of JS Bach.

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                      • #12

                        My house should be totally dark for less than a minute. I intend to head to my sister's home in St. Genevieve, MO which is only a few miles from the point of peak darkness/time (Carbondale, IL). At her house, it'll be dark for over 2 minutes.
                        Or just use Google to find some good high resolution pictures of an eclipse and you won't have to bother going outside to look at it.
                        "Our Nation’s interests are best served by fostering a peaceful global system comprised
                        of interdependent networks of trade, finance, information, law, people and governance."
                        - from the October 2007 U.S. Naval capstone doctrine
                        A Cooperative Strategy for 21st Century Seapower
                        (a lofty notion since removed in the March 2015 revision)

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                        • #13
                          Get on the Kitt-Peak solar observatory site and see the solar flares!

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by JRT View Post

                            Or just use Google to find some good high resolution pictures of an eclipse and you won't have to bother going outside to look at it.
                            That's like looking at a picture of a banana split and then saying you've experienced one.
                            R = h/(2*pi*m*c) and don't you forget it! || Periodic Table as redrawn by Marshall Freerks and Ignatius Schumacher || King Crimson Radio
                            Byzantium Project & Build Thread || MiniByzy Build Thread || 3 x Peerless 850439 HDS 3-way || 8" 2-way - RS28A/B&C8BG51

                            95% of Climate Models Agree: The Observations Must be Wrong
                            "Gravitational systems are the ashes of prior electrical systems.". - Hannes Alfven, Nobel Laureate, Plasma physicist.

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                            • #15
                              Matthias Wandel eat your heart out...

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