Aug '08 - Jun '10
The Cornstarch Monsters
fall down like cymbal crashes
two blo-wn speakers
I did this too for an architecture thesis-ish thing. Trying to experiment with self-regulation and analog feedback. Wild to see that you're doing it too. May I ask your intentions?
Mine didn't work well. I was using a pan on a speaker, not the actual cone so I didn't ruin it, but the results were pretty lackluster. I couldn't get enough volume to actually get much result in the starch (and the pan probably muted some of it). I think to really get it to work well, one would have to use a car stereo speaker or something with a lot of travel. I was also using a waveform generator, so I could get really pure low tones which made patterns, but the variation of music I think is responsible for some of the more dynamic forms that you see on youtube.
maybe boat speakers? and for the perfect wav, check 4:40 here:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVilH8Djb7o
This was one of those 2am things... someone overheard that I was making ooblek in order to visualize the resonant tones that I have been assaulting the 9th floor of Wurster Hall with. So she came over and we watched a few cornstarch monster videos on youtube and, damn the thesis, I was going to have some fun. I managed to produce one monster before I blew out one speaker. Then the next morning, with one of my advisors and a crowd of people watching, it failed to produce the monster... and then the second speaker blew out.
ouch, two lost speakers in one day...sorry man.
aveclaudenum, that's what Urban Ore is for!
ah cymatics... thought about doing it - visualized failure, and proceeded to fail to try.
I'm a winner, I swear.
Yeah, Urban Ore is a good resource. I've been there more than a few times.
This is the greatest thing I've ever seen.
I want architecture like that...
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