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Adapter which turns an old TV set into an oscilloscope for stereo sound. Displays the Lissajous patterns produced by music from your stereo system. A different kind of color organ.
ELEMENTARY ELECTRONICS Nov-Dec 1977 (v.17#6) pg. 53

Understanding and using Lissajous figures. Curious oscilloscope patterns that tell you about the input signal's frequency and phase.
HANDS-ON ELECTRONICS Sep-Oct 1986 (v.3#5) pg. 41

3D oscilloscope. Adapt a dual-trace oscilloscope to display stereoscopic images (helix, Lissajous patterns, rasters, etc.).
HANDS-ON ELECTRONICS May 1987 (v.4#5) pg. 33

Harmonograph draws beautiful designs.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #435 Aug 1964 (v.60) pg. 108

Technique for photographing light trails produced by attaching a penlight to a string and swinging the resulting "pendulum".
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Jun 1987 (v.51#6) pg. 16

How to photograph the patterns produced by a swinging pendulum. Use a flashlight as the pendulum and photograph in a dark room. Complete instructions given.
PHOTOGRAPHIC Feb 1981 (v.9#10) pg. 88

Photo patterns you can make. Make simple patterns resembling the Lissajous figures using a suspended flashlight or a simple home-built apparatus. (harmonograph).
PHOTOMETHODS Apr 1979 (v.22#4) pg. 36

Circuit to produce "hypnotic" waveforms on an oscilloscope.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Dec 1973 (v.4#6) pg. 22

The oscilloscope graphic artist. An electronic visual pattern generator forces the electronic beam of an oscilloscope to follow two, complex, harmonically related signals to produce geometric, three-dimensional drawings. Est. cost: $55.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Nov 1975 (v.8#5) pg. 53

Use tiny light bulb swinging like a pendulum to create decorative patterns on either color or black and white film. Requires a camera which can make time exposures.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1967 (v.127#6) pg. 90

Updated version of an old-time polygraph machine. Draw fancy circular designs on paper or metal by turning the crank of this device. Machine is adjustable to create different designs.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1976 (v.145#3) pg. 174

Build this optical synthesizer, an oscilloscope accessory that generates 3D patterns based on Lissajous principles. Est. cost: $30.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Dec 1977 (v.48#12) pg. 33

Zany mechanical devices that draw the figures known as harmonograms.
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN May 1965 (v.212#5) pg. 128

Generate Lissajous figures on photographic material by using a pendualum with a light on the end or by projecting light off mirrors attached to two pendulums and then down onto photographic material.
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN Aug 1973 (v.229#2) pg. 109

Pendulum powered "harmonograph" automatically draws designs called Lissajous figures.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1985 (v.41#3) pg. 81