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The world is full of dead lightbulbs, but fortunately
is the readily available principle of Newton's Cradle to
come to the rescue, and give them a new life.
Instead of hanging balls, Newton's Cringe Making Cradle
a row of holders that can receive the most common size
of lightbulb. Once you have carefully filled
blank apparatus with dead bulbs, the cringe making
Dangerous delux variation plugs in to the mains, and uses
'live' bulbs to deliver illumination. (may be short lived)
Why dead bulbs?
[2 fries shy of a happy meal, Nov 01 2018]
High efficiency Dark Energy lamp
Contains genuine Dark matter. Warning: May cause Universe to undergo gravitational collapse. [8th of 7, Nov 08 2018]
||"The sound of breaking glass" [+]
||Yes, but bulbs are quite strong so it depends on
how daring you are to establish the limits of
||Basically, as daring as necessary to get that lovely smashy tinkly noise.
||Ah - rats. After seeing that link, I'll take my idea
down. I never think of searching on youtube before
posting, but will do in future.
||The linked video shows a fake Newton's cradle. You can
tell especially in the last few seconds where the bulb on
the left gets kicked too hard and too late. Commenter
[Gareth Pursehouse] (interesting name) says:
||// it's not actually doing what it looks like. There is a
tiny metal pin being hit by the bulb when it lands, then
the metal pin on the other side pushes the bulb out after
the animation. It's cool looking but it's not actually
sending force like a normal newton ball, just an art
||I think common incandescent light bulbs are just too light
to work in a Newton's cradle. Why not try heavy bulbs
||I think a version of Newton's Cradle could be made using
tortoises, assuming one can find five or six the same size.
||Tortoises aren't cheap, you'd have to shell out a fair bit of cash ...