Monday, January 16, 2012

Pendulum Waves

I did this just for fun. Not a great use of my time but I learned a few neat tricks in the process. I wrote a Matlab simulation of a pendulum art project I saw online.

The original video I based my simulation on is here:

Not that you care, but the Matlab code can be downloaded by clicking here.


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  2. This is eerily beautiful, the way the patterns sync up then diverge is really amazing.......and its all driven by simple equations, amazing!! If I didn't know any better I would say nature had a real slick "programmer" behind her. At around sec 35.5 a heart shaped pattern appears for a split second....strange.....I'm probably imposing my tendency to recognize patterns to make it something its its fun either way.


  3. Not that we care?! I was going to ask for the code if you didn't provide it. Now I'm sad to say I don't have a copy of MATLAB to actually run it anymore, but I'm curious how you wrote it. And also if I still remember what I learned in school :)