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Neff

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DIY soda can spin toy oh yeah
« on: February 04, 2016, 07:27:03 PM »

I enjoy this on many levels.

https://youtu.be/LGZApnNFJ-Q
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Re: DIY soda can spin toy oh yeah
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2016, 10:44:42 PM »

Looks like fun and sounds like fun.  I like his accent!

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Re: DIY soda can spin toy oh yeah
« Reply #2 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
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Re: DIY soda can spin toy oh yeah
« Reply #3 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?
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Re: DIY soda can spin toy oh yeah
« Reply #4 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.
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Re: DIY soda can spin toy oh yeah
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2016, 06:31:28 AM »

« Last Edit: February 07, 2016, 12:03:11 PM by ta0 »
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Re: DIY soda can spin toy oh yeah
« Reply #6 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):



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.
« Last Edit: February 07, 2016, 04:14:15 PM by ta0 »
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Re: DIY soda can spin toy oh yeah
« Reply #7 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):



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 @-@
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