Light Bulbs Are The Best And Worst Balls For A Newton’s Cradle

Light Bulbs Are The Best And Worst Balls For A Newton’s Cradle


If you’re choosing things to bang together, light bulbs should rank pretty low on the list, but shatter-potential aside, watching the light course back and forth through this Newton’s Cradle is absolutely mesmerizing.

Named “Asobi”, the installation is a nominee for the 2012 Mitsubishi Junior Designer Award and beautifully visualizes Newton’s third law with a little help from Edison. As Redditors suggested, perhaps “Edison’s Cradle” might be a more apt name for the piece, but it’s gorgeous nonetheless. So long as it stays in one piece, anyway. [My Modern Metropolis]