With Instructables you can share what you make with the world, and tap into an ever-growing community of creative experts.
Making Rheoscopic Fluid
I once saw something similar at a trade show.A color television chassis (on and working!) in a container of ultra pure water.Seems pure water is a terrible electrical conductor. Can you guess what the vendor sold? ;)
I know i am late to the game, but i thought i would share. I scoured my town for mica powder and found none. Nor was there any in the towns around me. I finally gave up and ordered it online. One of my local stores grinds down some kind of iron and thus has iron dust they just throw away. It might need to be sifted for consistent sizes, but this may be an interesting addition to your experiment! That being said, my mica isn't acting the same as yours. I added it to the water and most of it floats. 1/4 tsp creates nothing but slightly sparkly water with floaty bits. I am sad to say the least! I was hoping for a beautiful swirling bottle, and instead, i have a jug of goop. Adding more intensifies the sparkly water, and adds to the floating mess, but does not create the swirling beauty that you have achieved. Inferior mica? Oddly mineralized water? I cannot discover the reason for this. Thoughts are welcome.
great info here. I had a suggestion, I was here for seeing what was in the fluid, and what the fluid was. I am going to build a "race" gaming computer with liquid cooling, with that kind of cash and clear tubing I want to see the coolant moving. In the reverse the PC coolant could offer some advantages having the polyethylene glycol and other additives keeping microbes at bay. I dig the graphite in a "neon" fluid under black light. when its built I will update.
This may have already been mentioned (if so I apologize) but talc will also do the job. It doesn't have quite the same shimmer effect as Mica but it works. Its also way easier and more cheaply found (at least in my experience) in baby powder. You just have to be careful that you get the stuff with talc in it versus the stuff with corn starch in it
I found that the white mica tends to start sticking the the inside of plastic bottles, but gold doesn't for some reason... It might have to do with the dish soap I add; I think I didn't add any to the gold. Ultimately I don't know why there is a difference though. I guess some experimentation is in order?
Dude! That's awesome! looks like the real deal.
Hi! I'm hosting a large event, the theme of which is Alchemy. I was doing research to see if it would be possible to do a decently-sized fountain of this stuff, probably dyed gold. What do you think? Would the movement of falling water be enough to agitate the flow? Would this totally destroy a pump? It only has to hold up for about six hours.
Pretty cool instructable. Personally, I'm holding out on my gardening plans until Bernie Sanders shows us how to plant his money trees. My garden will be designed around that process once it's revealed.
Wow man! This is exactly what I am looking for! I have a solidoodle 3, but I want to make my own printer. I was just wondering how well this performs before I get to printing the pieces. How's the resolution and reliability of the prints on this? This is a really neat design and I wish you guys the best of luck on your future kickstarter!
How to Make Anything (Using Acrylic and Machine Screws)
Join 2 million + to receive instant DIY inspiration in your inbox.
Download our apps!
© 2016 Autodesk, Inc.