Derby #194: Science Fair
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In Harmony

In Harmony
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amreli


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Wave harmonics, most often used with music in science fair settings. I included the simplest equation for wavelength, I'm guessing most middle schoolers don't do much with sin/cos/etc. Inspired by this project.

Would love feedback, this took me ridiculously longer than it should have. I went through several variations that were more complex and had different elements, but I kept coming back to the simple version...

6 colors on Navy.


amreli


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It's hard to see some of the halftones in the comp, here's a larger version. The third and fifth harmonics have halftones.


blk909


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I love it: the math, science, art, and colors. In our town, we have jr. high instead of middle school, and trust me, we do have 9th graders taking trig.

amreli


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blk909 wrote:I love it: the math, science, art, and colors. In our town, we have jr. high instead of middle school, and trust me, we do have 9th graders taking trig.


Thanks!

Yeah, I went to a middle school and at least at that time, no 8th graders taking trig, the highest they offered was geometry (I was one of "those" students). Would have loved to put some fun standing wave equations on it, but didn't fit the average middle school level. Ha, talking about this makes me miss math/physics, which I've had very little to do with since undergrad...now how much of a geek does that make me?


kevlar51


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Perfect title. There's something very calming about staring at this one.

amreli


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kevlar51 wrote:Perfect title. There's something very calming about staring at this one.


Thank you! Titles are often the hardest part for me, so I'm glad someone else likes this one.


Johndis5


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How does a bunch of squiggly lines and a crudely depicted equation = science fair project?

I hope Monday brings some sweeping rejections, because it's starting to seem like an "anything remotely related to science" derby and not "middle school science fair".

amreli


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Johndis5 wrote:How does a bunch of squiggly lines and a crudely depicted equation = science fair project?

I hope Monday brings some sweeping rejections, because it's starting to seem like an "anything remotely related to science" derby and not "middle school science fair".


Ouch. Well, the crudely depicted equation was for the middle school level part as I think that's about the appropriate level of math. As for the design itself, the instructions didn't specify that it had to be an illustration of the project itself, rather ...we want to see designs carrying on the tradition of middle school science with your depictions of the theories explored, science fair experiments themselves, or maybe just the chemical or physical processes involved. So this is my depiction of the theory of wave harmonics, which is definitely a common middle school science fair project.


blk909


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amreli wrote:Thanks!
now how much of a geek does that make me?


You'd fit right in here ... Davis, CA

xzandre


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I want this shirt to win terribly. If it doesn't win you should post it on cafe press...if the rules allow it.

blinddog3d


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Very vectorially pleasing. I like the distress to th lines. Very well done, this is design! FAI would be proud.

We'll see how it fairs with th comedy. Cute kicks major arse, here.

Well then, best o' luck, I did... I voted.
BlindDog brUno

amreli


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xzander - Thanks!

blinddog3d wrote:Very vectorially pleasing. I like the distress to th lines. Very well done, this is design! FAI would be proud.

We'll see how it fairs with th comedy. Cute kicks major arse, here.


Thank you! Yeah, I know how well cute/comedy does, I'm just not that good at it. Or at the very least, it's not the kind of design I enjoy working on as much and since this is entirely a hobby that I have to squeeze in (hence the relatively late submission), I'm more likely to focus on pretty.


crapface


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Holy crap, I want this so bad. I'm an engineer and I perform vibration-based machinery diagnostics for a living. The level of WANT is so high, I'm taking back all votes on other shirts in this derby.

amreli


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crapface wrote:Holy crap, I want this so bad. I'm an engineer and I perform vibration-based machinery diagnostics for a living. The level of WANT is so high, I'm taking back all votes on other shirts in this derby.


Oh, thanks! I hope you get to buy it, too. :D


Assassin15


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This could be so cool if you used slightly more vibrant colors. The concept is appealing to me though.

PULL UP YOUR SKIRT, WE'RE ON A MISSION/
WE NEED A HERO, NOT A POLITICIAN - "Panhammer" by Phinehas

blk909


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Assassin15 wrote:This could be so cool if you used slightly more vibrant colors. The concept is appealing to me though.


These colors will show up great on the printed shirt! I unchecked my other choices, too.

chio


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Awesome design! would love to have this shirt, no matter what

dreadwood


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Wonderful job on this one. +1

amreli


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Assassin15 wrote:This could be so cool if you used slightly more vibrant colors. The concept is appealing to me though.


I actually used more subtle colors on the lower harmonics deliberately as in music, for example, those tend to be harder to hear/less noticed. I will admit, I tend to like darker/more muted colors in general so it's good to think about kicking them up a notch or two.


blk909, chio, and dreadwood: thank you so much!


Assassin15


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amreli wrote:I actually used more subtle colors on the lower harmonics deliberately as in music, for example, those tend to be harder to hear/less noticed. I will admit, I tend to like darker/more muted colors in general so it's good to think about kicking them up a notch or two.


Ok, that makes sense. I voted, and I hope it gets an HM!

PULL UP YOUR SKIRT, WE'RE ON A MISSION/
WE NEED A HERO, NOT A POLITICIAN - "Panhammer" by Phinehas

DrWurm


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I'm an EE student concentrating in photonics. If this shirt does not make it to print, I will burn my eyes out with laser beams so I never have to be disappointed by the derby again. I can 100% guarantee that I will buy this shirt if it prints.

DrWurm


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DrWurm wrote:I'm an EE student concentrating in photonics. If this shirt does not make it to print, I will burn my eyes out with laser beams so I never have to be disappointed by the derby again. I can 100% guarantee that I will buy this shirt if it prints.


Although, it does irk me slightly that the changing wavelengths of the colors are opposite what they should be. Violet should have the shortest wavelength and yellow the highest.

bz84


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DrWurm wrote:Although, it does irk me slightly that the changing wavelengths of the colors are opposite what they should be. Violet should have the shortest wavelength and yellow the highest.


These waves can't be light for two reasons: 1) visible light waves aren't as different as these waves are. Going all the way from red to violet doesn't even get you to the first harmonic; 2) if it were light, the equation would have c in the numerator, not v.

What irks me is that the v looks like a nu, which is another symbol for frequency. Nerds are never happy with anything.

MasterWolf


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Beautiful. I want it!

amreli


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bz84 wrote:These waves can't be light for two reasons: 1) visible light waves aren't as different as these waves are. Going all the way from red to violet doesn't even get you to the first harmonic; 2) if it were light, the equation would have c in the numerator, not v.

What irks me is that the v looks like a nu, which is another symbol for frequency. Nerds are never happy with anything.


I had actually started w/ rainbow colors (I'm a sucker for rainbow-colored things) w/ red at the lowest frequency and violet at the highest...but since I was going for sound waves and not light waves, I liked it much better this way. Again, going w/ the higher frequencies (to a point) are more noticeable than lower, which I made correspond to the yellow/green color range which is more visible to humans than red/blue.

Yeah, I was struggling with the v vs. nu issue but I went with what I liked the best stylistically. Actually surprised you're the first to mention it...


amreli


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MasterWolf wrote:Beautiful. I want it!


Thank you!


amreli


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MasterWolf wrote:Beautiful. I want it!


Ack, double post!


crapface


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Congrats on making the fog!

PockChicken


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As a fiber optic engineering student, this shirt is amazing in so many ways.

amreli


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crapface wrote:Congrats on making the fog!


PockChicken wrote:As a fiber optic engineering student, this shirt is amazing in so many ways.


Thank you both!


shellsandoval


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Ah... the sound of music

clay09


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I get that the prompt was Middle School science fair and that's why the equation is so simple, but it just ruins the shirt for me. I'd definitely want this shirt if it included a more complex equation or no equation at all.

freshmints


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I literally just learned that equation today in my optics class. XD definite +1 for that.

amreli


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freshmints wrote:I literally just learned that equation today in my optics class. XD definite +1 for that.


Yay! (for both...)


arlienemann


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As a band teacher and brass player, this shirt makes me very happy. I have tried drawing this exact figure on my board for my music students no less than 4 times this year alone. I really hope it pulls through the fog!

singleladad


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Very cool - I'd buy it.

Qoose


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I was curious what the sum of these signals looked like. By my guessing of the relative amplitudes and phases on this shirt, I think it's a triangle wave.

Now to go overboard with Fourier transforms to confirm this...

Roshko


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Congratulations! I'm very glad this shirt placed, I really wanted to buy it :D

onyx70


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crapface wrote:Holy crap, I want this so bad. I'm an engineer and I perform vibration-based machinery diagnostics for a living. The level of WANT is so high, I'm taking back all votes on other shirts in this derby.


Q- what do engineers use for birth control?

A- their personalities.

sorry.. I had to. LOL

(edit: I love this shirt)

It's official.. as of this recent woot-off.. my mailman is going to hate my guts.

krolarthur


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I noticed that the wavelengths you have for the colors are reversed. Violet should have the shortest wavelength, and yellow the longest.

Still a cool shirt though, I still got one.

enigma0z


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amreli wrote:Wave harmonics, most often used with music in science fair settings. I included the simplest equation for wavelength, I'm guessing most middle schoolers don't do much with sin/cos/etc. Inspired by this project.

Would love feedback, this took me ridiculously longer than it should have. I went through several variations that were more complex and had different elements, but I kept coming back to the simple version...

6 colors on Navy.


*BEAUTIFUL* ... Also quite useful (FYI) when programming a synth, which is why I'm getting it... Thanks for the inspiration.

spiritshot


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So i missed it while it was in the reckoning, but i would really love to still buy this t-shirt, is there any place i can find it?

mikelwrnc


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spiritshot wrote:So i missed it while it was in the reckoning, but i would really love to still buy this t-shirt, is there any place i can find it?


Ditto. I actually managed to grab one, but in the wrong size :O/

Mavyn


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mikelwrnc wrote:Ditto. I actually managed to grab one, but in the wrong size :O/


Bed time to point out it was also featured in the recent PurplePalooza, same design but on a purple shirt?

My speech is not parsing. I am speaking in ellipsis.

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