[time-nuts] A different timenuts interest

Mike S mikes at flatsurface.com
Wed Jul 21 20:53:18 EDT 2010


At 08:13 PM 7/21/2010, Morris Odell wrote...
>Has anyone here had any experience with such a system of have any
>suggestions regarding the sustaining system? This is an interesting 
>and
>challenging project.

Scientific American, back in June 1958, covered many details of 
Foucault pendulums, from Charron pivots to drive systems. The article 
was later reprinted in "The Amateur Scientist" book. It describes a 
magnetic drive which applies force near the pivot and another which 
sits underneath the pendulum.

There's also a mechanical drive, as described near the bottom of this 
page:
http://science-design.com/pages/foucault_pendulum_background/ 





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