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Current Posts => Collecting, Modding, Turning and Spin Science => Topic started by: Neff on February 04, 2016, 07:27:03 PM

Title: DIY soda can spin toy oh yeah
Post by: Neff on February 04, 2016, 07:27:03 PM
I enjoy this on many levels.

https://youtu.be/LGZApnNFJ-Q
Title: Re: DIY soda can spin toy oh yeah
Post by: the Earl of Whirl on February 04, 2016, 10:44:42 PM
Looks like fun and sounds like fun.  I like his accent!

Title: Re: DIY soda can spin toy oh yeah
Post by: ta0 on February 05, 2016, 12:37:01 AM
I enjoy this on many levels.
Oblate tops.
I need to build one and see if with the naked eye I can see an X when the double top spin or if it is just a video artifact.

I like his accent!
What accent?   :P
Title: Re: DIY soda can spin toy oh yeah
Post by: Daveid on February 06, 2016, 03:01:01 PM
I need to build one and see if with the naked eye I can see an X when the double top spin or if it is just a video artifact.

Will you be trying various different kinds of lighting? Fluorescent vs incandescent vs natural?
Title: Re: DIY soda can spin toy oh yeah
Post by: ta0 on February 06, 2016, 11:15:06 PM
I need to build one and see if with the naked eye I can see an X when the double top spin or if it is just a video artifact.

Will you be trying various different kinds of lighting? Fluorescent vs incandescent vs natural?

Yes, that is the plan. But mostly I want to see if I can see it in natural light without the strobe effect.
Title: Re: DIY soda can spin toy oh yeah
Post by: Jack on February 07, 2016, 06:31:28 AM
(http://i3.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/000/602/339/c74.png)
Title: Re: DIY soda can spin toy oh yeah
Post by: ta0 on February 07, 2016, 04:11:51 PM
I need to build one and see if with the naked eye I can see an X when the double top spin or if it is just a video artifact.

As a fast test I spun on the crown this old top that has a yo-yo-like slot (but axle too thick to work as such):

(http://ta0.com/museum/images/other_tops/yoyotop.jpg)

You can in fact see an X with the naked eye and natural light when the background is bright. It is formed by two orientations of the slot.
Title: Re: DIY soda can spin toy oh yeah
Post by: Jack on February 07, 2016, 04:25:01 PM
I need to build one and see if with the naked eye I can see an X when the double top spin or if it is just a video artifact.

As a fast test I spun on the crown this old top that has a yo-yo-like slot (but axle too thick to work as such):

(http://ta0.com/museum/images/other_tops/yoyotop.jpg)

You can in fact see an X with the naked eye and natural light when the background is bright. It is formed by two orientations of the slot.

leonard nemoy @-@