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Nikola Tesla was reported to have toyed with oscillators
the early 1900s, shaking several buildings enough to
the rivets, knock coffee and donuts from tables and
fear and despair in the occupants. He is said to have
accomplished this by attaching an oscillator to a main
support in the building, tuning it to the buildings
frequency and letting it run. Great fun in the name of
I propose a similar device to hasten the falling of leaves
from their trees in the Autumn. No longer will one have
rake a layer of dead leaves twice daily for a month, but
simply attach the device to the trunk, tune it to the tree
harmonic and let it run. Dead leaves, acorns, old bark,
used bird nests and squirrels will all rain down, to be
up and disposed of. Once.
Edit: Shorter name at request of [blissmiss].
Shake them nuts free!
Mine would be single-person portable and run off a Lion battery. [whatrock, Nov 03 2022]
||Thank you for editing your idea title to a small, easy to
read, short little blurb. It draws me in. If I can understand
the entire idea by reading the title, there is no fun in
discovery and I have stopped even reading them. Just me, I
may be shorter in patience than I used to be, but age does
that to you.
||As for your idea...hmmm, I get your point and see the
value, however...as a lover of nature, in all it's forms and
follies, a watcher of rain drops, individual rain drops even,
and leaves falling, little and big. leaves falling, in
orchestra, with the wind, I pretty much like the way they
fall to the ground, one at a time, or sometimes two
together with twigs linking them. I don't have to rake them
though, so my perspective could be somewhat jaded.
||With this, in a few minutes you could bring Network Rail to a complete standstill.
||I doubt most trees have high enough Q at any given
||Hmm, a much larger version than mine (link).