Wave Pendulum SVG file for laser cutter - Commercial or Personal Use -


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SVG file created in Affinity Design for a physics wave pendulum. This pendulum is easy to set up and take apart. Instead of gluing, I put orthodontic rubber bands at joints and it holds steady.

File license is for personal use or sole proprietor (not incorporated). For educators/schools - one file per school.

Design can be used commercially by a sole proprietor if "Designed by Sophia Wood" appears on product packaging. Do not send, share or distribute this file.

There is no rastering/engraving to this file. It takes around 12 minutes on my 45 watt Laser.

NOTE: This is not a physical item. You are purchasing a digital file.

Materials needed:
> 12" x 20" sheet of 1/8 acrylic (or similar material)
> 14 orthodontic (small) rubber bands to put on each joint (larger rubber bands work, but they just aren't pretty)
> Thread to tie the weights together and hang (I don't tie the weights to the pendulum, the acute angle is pretty good at grabbing the thread).

1.) place one band on each end of the three identical beams and insert them into the end pieces (you will have to angle them to get them in.
2.) place another rubber band on the ends once they are inserted, so that you have one on each side of the joint.
3.) place 1-2 rubber bands on the top beam piece (adjust as needed), and slide the slots into each end (It only fits one way, so you may need to rotate it).
4.) Each weight is two pieces. put the slots together and tie a thread through both holes to keep each one together.
5.) Hang each weight so that they are all at the same height from the ground (parallel to the floor). (I don't tie mine, but to each their own.)
6.) use the additional bar to pull the weights to the side (keep them parallel to the centerline of the pendulum).
7.) release and watch it it action.

I have a video using it here: https://fractalkitty.com/makings:-wave-pendulum/

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Salem, Oregon


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