Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Taffy Pulling Machine

Taffy Pulling Machine
William Gurstelle | Make Vol. 14- 2008 | Pdf | 8 pgs | 3 mb

Make a simple mechanism that pulls delicious candy
while it stretches the limits of multidimensional math.

Sometimes the simplest things have richer histories and
more complex scientific connections than you ever
imagined. Such is the case for the taffy pulling machine.
Taffy pullers manipulate long strands of semisolid, sugary
dough into the delicious, chewy confection called salt water
taffy. After viewing myriad taffy machines in tourist traps
and internet videos, I sought to build one for myself.

Why? Well, when in operation, these devices display
a periodic, repetitive motion so mesmerizing that, when
placed in the front window of a candy shop. they invariably
attract large audiences and pull in customers.

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