Making a Mechanical Sine Wave Machine in Lockdown

What is this mysterious steampunk creation roaming through the jungle? It seems to be drawing perfect sine waves with little to no effort – how can such a machine be created? Watch as Tom Rocks Maths intern Joe Deakin attempts to make a machine to draw sine waves for him, using only things that he can find around the house! As you’ll see, it was quite a challenge to get it all working but Joe seems to be pretty pleased with the result.

Produced by Joe Deakin with assistance from Dr Tom Crawford at the University of Oxford.

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