A harmonograph is a mechanical apparatus that uses pendulums to create a geometric image.
These can be either very simple (like the one I will show you how to make), or complicated. Google 'harmonograph' to learn more about the more complicated ones.
Step 1: Get supplies
- A large, strong, flat board. You can use a lot of different things for this part. I used a shelf from a bookcase.
-Weights. Get at least 5 pounds. More is better though.
-Pencil/pen. A pencil works better because it slides better than a pen.
-Duct tape. Of course.
-A book or other small object with some weight. Just about anything will work for this.
-A coat hanger, or dowel rod. A coat hanger is better. I'll show you why later.