A mastering engineer buddy from Albuquerque sent me a note about Ruben’s Tubes, a gadget for visualizing wave theory. We’re all geeky at the ASM, so I thought I’d pass it along…
Imaging a Helmholtz resonator, a.k.a. organ pipe. Then imaging busting out your trusty hand drill or drill press, and creating an in–line series of holes down the entire length of the pipe. Voilà! You have a Ruben’s Tube, named after the entertainer and humanitarian, Paul Reubens. Kidding, just kidding.
Anyway, by attaching a speaker to one end of the tube and a regulated source of flammable gas say, clean burning propane, you have a Mad Scientist physics experiment in the making. Bwahh hah hah!
OK, enough already. Why all this yammering? You’ll see, just watch. Here are some links:
Enjoy and, Happy Easter!