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Newton's Cringe Making Cradle

hang around watching dead bulbs getting a new life
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The world is full of dead lightbulbs, but fortunately there 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 has a row of holders that can receive the most common size and shape of lightbulb. Once you have carefully filled your blank apparatus with dead bulbs, the cringe making aspect can begin.

Dangerous delux variation plugs in to the mains, and uses 'live' bulbs to deliver illumination. (may be short lived)

xenzag, Oct 30 2018

Why dead bulbs? https://www.youtube...watch?v=amN6TWohyJk
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       "The sound of breaking glass" [+]
8th of 7, Oct 30 2018

       Yes, but bulbs are quite strong so it depends on how daring you are to establish the limits of durability.
xenzag, Oct 30 2018

       Basically, as daring as necessary to get that lovely smashy tinkly noise.
8th of 7, Oct 30 2018

       I'm cringing already.
caspian, Oct 31 2018

       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.
xenzag, Nov 01 2018

       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 exhibit //   

       I think common incandescent light bulbs are just too light to work in a Newton's cradle. Why not try heavy bulbs instead?
notexactly, Nov 08 2018


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       What you need is <link>.
8th of 7, Nov 08 2018

       I think a version of Newton's Cradle could be made using tortoises, assuming one can find five or six the same size.
MaxwellBuchanan, Nov 11 2018

       Tortoises aren't cheap, you'd have to shell out a fair bit of cash ...
8th of 7, Nov 11 2018


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