Video of the Day: Awesome experiment tests water and sound

Credit: brusspup

YouTube user brusspup is back with a new and improved version of his water and sound experiment. Here's what you'll need to get started:

  • A powered speaker
  • Water source
  • Soft rubber hose
  • Tone generating software
  • 24 fps camera
  • Tape

Okay, now you're ready to see how sound vibrations influence water movement. Just follow these steps, courtesy of brusspup:

Run the rubber hose down past the speaker so that the hose touches the speaker. Leave about 1 or 2 inches of the hose hanging past the bottom of the speaker. Secure the hose to the speaker with tape or whatever works best for you. The goal is to make sure the hose is touching the actual speaker so that when the speaker produces sound (vibrates) it will vibrate the hose.
Set up your camera and switch it to 24 fps. The higher the shutter speed the better the results. But also keep in the mind that the higher your shutter speed, the more light you need. Run an audio cable from your computer to the speaker. Set your tone generating software to 24hz and hit play. Turn on the water. Now look through the camera and watch the magic begin. If you want the water to look like it's moving backward set the frequency to 23hz. If you want to look like it's moving forward in slow motion set it to 25hz.

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