Rishikesh's Digital Garden

Build a Chladni Plate

Invented by the physicist, musician and musical instrument maker Ernst Chladni in the late 18th century, this instrument enables us to ‘see’ sound. Modern-day DIY Chladni Plate can be easily made using a sheet of metal mounted onto a speaker. At various frequencies, the sprinkled sand forms different formations enabling us to visualise sound. Music producer Nigel John Stanford has used Chladni Plate in his project Cymatics to visualise various audio frequencies.

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