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Slinky Automator

Automatically oscillates slinky from one platform to the other and back.
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One of my favorite things to do with slinkies is to hold an end in each hand and just move my hands up and down alternately, watching and listening as the slinky bulk moves from left to right, right to left, repeat.

I would love to have a machine that did this automatically so I could enjoy the pleasures of this motion as I sat at my desk, couch, etc.

funp, May 26 2003

LavaLava Wave Machine http://www.ewis.ca/...w.asp?idProduct=330
Basic Slinky platform. [jurist, Oct 17 2004]

Onward we plod http://www.pointlessgames.com/game6.html
[thumbwax, Oct 17 2004]

robot-powered Slinky http://www.ai.mit.e...98/mattw-iros98.pdf
someone mentioned this when I proposed my self-propelled Slinky... [oatcake, Oct 17 2004]


       sleep inducing.
po, May 26 2003

       1. Buy a LavaLava Wave machine. (link) 2. Unwrap and plug it in. Set it on a horizontal surface. 3. Activate your slinky and put one end on the right and the other on the left. 4.Automatic Slinky LavaLava Wave oscillates.
jurist, May 26 2003

       I've got a lavalamp screensaver. I recall @ 28 years ago... The engagement gifts were being opened by my (now disowned) cousin and his bride - Oh, how we laughed when he opened - literally - opened the lava lamp and it's contents spilled on his lap.
thumbwax, May 26 2003

       Build a miniature "up" eacalator, and put the slinky on that.
friendlyfire, May 26 2003


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