Harmonograph Science, History and How-To's
The list below contains a brief descriptions of their content which generally falls into three broad categories:
- How To’s: These resources have Harmonograph information which the hobbyist or science fair aspirant may find useful.
- Science: In these resources you will find scientific, historical and philosophical essays, mathematical formula and more esoteric Harmonograph information.
- Misc.: I have included some articles from other areas of study which only tangentially relate to the Harmonograph, such as Leon Foucault (Foucault’s Pendulum) and stereographic information (I’m experimenting with creating anaglyphic 3D stereoscopic harmonograms).
List of Scanned Resources:
Title Author Year Content Subject The Pendulograph: A Series of Bi-pendulum Writings of the Twenty Ratios of the Musical System: or Sound Seen in the Silence Rev. John Andrew 1881 Science Pendulograph (Lissajous Figure Drawing Machine) MAG (Google Scan): Pearson’s Magazine; Article: The Harmonograph Article: Archibald Williams April 1902 How To Lissajous Figure Drawing Machine MAG (Reprint): The Boys Own Annual (From: The Boys Own Paper) Article: H. F. Hobden Oct/Nov 1893 How To Twin-elliptic Harmonograph Stereoscopic Phenomenon of Light & Sight Theodore Brown 1903 Science Stereoscopic Harmonograms A Textbook of Physics John Henry PoyntingJoseph John Thompson 1904 Lissajous Figure Drawing Machine Harmonic Vibrations and Vibration Figures Joseph GooldCharles E. BenhamRichard KerrProfessor L. R. WilberforceEdited by: Herbert C. Newton 1910 Science,How To Various The Boy Mechanic; Book I; 700 Things To DoChapter: A line Harmonograph Popular Mechanics Press; Copywriter: H. H. Windsor 1913 How To Twin-elliptic Pendulum Things to Make Archibald Williams 1917 How To Various Mathematical Models H. Martyn CundyA.P. Rollett 1951 Science, How To Various MAG: Newnes Practical Mechanics; Making a Harmonograph Article: F. J. Camm 1952 How To Harmonograph~ The “Practical Mechanics” How-to-make-it Book F. J. Camm 1954 How To Harmonograph~ MAG: Meccano Magazine; A Model Harmonograph Anon. 1958 How To (Meccano)Twin-elliptic Pendulum Model Making for Young Physicists(reprint- Model Making for Physicists 1968) A. D. Bulman 1963 How To Lissajous Figure Drawing Machine MAG: Mechanix Illustrated; The Hypnotizing Harmonograph Article: Keith A. Gourlay Aug. 1964 How To Lissajous Figure Drawing Machine MAG: Scientific American Article: Texture and Visual Perception Article: Bela Julez Feb. 1965 Science 3D MAG: Scientific American Feature: The Amateur Scientist Conducted by: C.L. Strong May 1965 How To, Science Various MAG: Amateur Photographer Ken Palmer Sept. 1969 Misc. Camera Harmonograph MAG: The Mother Earth News; Almanac of Family Play Pastimes and Pursuits Article: 1983 How To Lissajous Figure Drawing Machine More Mathematical Activities Brian Bolt 1985 How To Various MAG: Stereo World; Stereo Pairs of Lissajous Figures Article: John E. Schwenker Nov/Dec. 1991 Misc. Stereo Lissajous (Computer generated) A Mathematical Jamboree Brian Bolt 1995 How To Various Harmonograph; A Visual Guide to the Mathematics of Music Anthony Ashton 1993 How To,Science Various MAG: Scientific American; Leon Foucault Article: William Tobin July1998 Misc. Leon Foucault 100 Award-Winning Science Fair Projects; Chapter: Explore Virtual Harmony with a Harmonograph Glen Vecchione 1991 How To Lissajous Figure Drawing Machine The Pendulum; A case Study in Physics Gregory L. BakerJames A. Blackburn 1991 Science Mathematical Formulas The Pendulum; Scientific, Historical, Philosophical & Educational Perspectives Michael R. MatthewsColin F. GauldArthur Stinner 2005 Science Various The Math Book Clifford A Pickover 2009 Science Harmonograph
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