Probably the World’s Largest Harmonograph

This is just a quick update on our Prototyping the Harmonograph post of a couple of weeks ago. We since installed the PWLH (Probably the World’s Largest Harmonograph) in the gallery, and it has been up and swinging since the start of the Festival of Numbers on 11 March.

Why do we call it “probably the world’s largest”? Well, at 8.6 metres high (from the top of the wires to the drawing surface) and 2.2 metres wide (length of swinging beam), it’s pretty big, and we don’t know of any other harmonograph that is taller than this.

Probably the World's Largest Harmonograph

The PWLH will be oscillating in the Funfair Maths exhibition in Hall B at least until 19 March, the end of our Festival of Numbers.


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