The paint pendulum was an idea to create art in 3d Printing. I wanted to show that something could be build with a small build time so children would be able to print the project in a day. With the pendulum you need height and stability in order to get the pendulum to move in it's path.
A pendulum is some sort of object hung from a height so that it can swing freely to the force of gravity. An example of a pendulum is a swing. A pendulum work by transferring kinetic to potential energy via gravity (Mechanical energy)
Questions that can be asked
How does a pendulum work?
What are the parts of a pendulum?
What is equilibrium?
What is repetition?
What variables can act on the design?(length of string, mass or shape of bob)?
How does science and art work together?
What can you learn about patterns?
What other things incorporate a Pendulum?
Look at artists like Tom Shannon and Tina Schweiger and how they have incorporated a pendulum into their art.
Try different lengths of string to see how the bob reacts and the paint is distributed.