[time-nuts] A different timenuts interest

Bob Camp lists at rtty.us
Wed Jul 21 21:17:25 EDT 2010


Hi

If you use the mechanical system (raise and lower the pivot point): Can you use the strain on the pivot to get the "location" information?

Bob


On Jul 21, 2010, at 8:53 PM, Mike S wrote:

> 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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