CLEAPSS Supporting practical science and technology
GL169 - Designing and building the pendulum wave apparatus
The pendulum wave apparatus provides a striking visual demonstration of simple harmonic motion, time periods, and phase differences. It became popularised through viral internet videos. You will need a fair bit of patience when it comes to adjusting the length of each pendulum, but this construction method allows you to relatively easily fine tune each length. To see the CLEAPSS Pendulum Wave apparatus in action, see the video below.