This is a three-part workshop series:
The TC-1, or ‘slinky seismometer’ was developed to be deployed in schools, is capable of detecting M6.5 and greater earthquakes worldwide, and can be networked to upload data to an international data repository in real time. Slinky seismometers use fundamental physics, mathematics and engineering constructs— for example: a mass (magnet) on a spring (slinky) serving as an oscillator (physics); undertaking graphical ‘variables analysis’ to understand how spring stiffness, hung mass and initial displacement from equilibrium affect the resonant frequency of TC-1’s oscillation (math); or designing this resonance to match the frequencies of seismic signals and thus optimize the device (engineering).
(UO contact is: Dean Livelybrooks)
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