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Standing Waves

The jump rope with nodes!

Making waves: Divide a vibrating string into two, three, four or five sections and see the troughs of the waves in black light.

Facts & Data

  • Material - Stainless steel, nylon wire, electric motor, control electronics, glass, lamp, loudspeakers
  • Sounds in space - Sitar sounds (mp3)
  • Where it can be setup - Inside
  • Setup time - 1 hour
  • Duration for use - Days, weeks, months
  • Space requirements - 200 x 400 cm
  • Electricity - 220 V / 500 W

Ready…get set…go!

Carefully turn the lever to the left of the string to create a bit of string tension.
Observe carefully to see what happens.

What happens when you increase the tautness of the rope?