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Chladni Plate Kit

Chladni plate Kit

This kit contains everything in one box to enable you to produce the Chladni Figures. You can perform these experiments as a regular artistic exercise – producing pure tones and simple geometric images. This is the ‘slow food’ of sound and vision! Each square Chladni plate is individually crafted, tuned and tested to be within about 1 Hertz of a specific fundamental tone – all the other tones and patterns build up from this fundamental.

The kit can also serve a centre piece to explore the science of sound.

Illustrated Manual

A thirty—eight page illustrated manual guides the experimenter step—by—step in producing about ten or more different tones and patterns, and then on to understanding how the patterns are produced. Pythagoras’ discovery with vibrating strings leads to Chladni’s discovery with the plates to Wheatstone’s picture theory of how the patterns are formed to closed pipe resonance and so on. The scientific exploration follows Michael Faraday’s method of keeping the phenomena central and ensuring that one experiment leads to the next. Faraday’s experiments with lycopodium and water on Chladni plates are explored in depth.

Chladni Plate Patterns: Example One

The fingers are placed upon the brass platter to produce different patterns when played using the bow.

Chladni Plate Patterns: Example One

The fingers are placed upon the brass platter to produce different patterns when played.

Chladni Plate Patterns: Example Two

In these examples sand is used, lycopodium can also be used for different results.

Chladni Plate Patterns: Example Three

With only a little practice beautiful patterns can be produced revealing some of the mysteries of sound and matter.

Chladni Plate Patterns: Example Three

With only a little practice beautiful patterns can be produced revealing some of the mysteries of sound.

Whats In The Box

In short, the kit is unique in offering well formed patterns with pure musical tones (most of the other systems commercially available today produce awful noises, not musical tones). Contents of the kit: hand—made square brass Chladni plate; hand—made wooden base with special fixing; small violin bow; rosin; sand; lycopodium; nylon G-clamp; screwdriver; plastic bottle and pipe and a 38 page illustrated manual.

£120- Plus Postage

How To Order

The Kits are hand made in Ireland by Malin Starrett. Please contact him by phone to arrange payment and delivery.

Landline:- 0044 (0)28 20730628

Mobile:- 0044 (O) 7907 518462 (send text or leave a message)

Please note: The kit is designed fro adults and young people 16 years and over. However, many of the experiments are suitable for children with adult supervision.