Amazing Animation Tour

One of the greatest things about Stuff.dewsoftoverseas.com is the art -- There are thousands of photographs, drawings and animations all over the site! What I would like to do here is take you on a guided tour of some of the best art on the site -- think of it as a "Hall of Fame" for the HSW art department. You will images and links to the article it came from.


From 'How a Backhoe-Loader Works':

This animation shows the range of flexibility in a backhoe. Click the dig button to start the animation!

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From 'How Ball Bearings Work':

This animation shows an unusual use for ball bearings -- here a 5-foot ball bearing helps stabilize a building during an earthquake. Click the button to see how it works!

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From 'How Boomerangs Work':

This animation shows you the basic flight pattern of a boomerang, and the article contains lots of other great animations!

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From 'How a Car Engine Works':

This animation shows all of the parts of an engine, along with the 4 strokes the engine goes through when it is running.

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From 'How CDs Work':

This animation shows how a CD player reads the bumps off a CD and turns them into sound

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From 'How a Clutch Works':

This animation shows how a standard automotive diaphragm clutch works. Click the button to release the clutch!

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From 'How a Clutch Works':

This animation shows how the parts of a clutch go together. Click on the button to assemble the clutch!

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From 'How Digital Cameras Work':

This animation shows how a digital camera using a bayer filter demosaics groups of pixels. Click the button to begin the animation!

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From 'How Disk Brakes Work':

This animation shows how a disk brake caliper engages the disk. Click on the arrow to apply the brakes.

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From 'How Flash Memory Works':

This animation shows how one bit of a flash memory device works

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From 'How Force, Power, Torque And Energy Work':

This animation shows how a car's engine develops torque.

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From 'How Fuel Cells Work':

This animation shows how a fuel cell generates electricity from hydrogen and oxygen. Click on the Close button to close and activate the fuel cell.

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From 'How Gears Work':

This animation shows how the gears mesh in a 2:1 gear ratio. For every turn of the left-hand gear, the right-hand gear turns twice.

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From 'How a GPS Receiver Works':

This animation shows how a GPS receiver pinpoints its loation. Click the button to see the next frame!

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From 'How Home Networking Works':

This animation shows how different home networking technologies work. Click on the different buttons on the right to show the different systems.

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From 'How LCDs Work':

This animation shows how the pixels of an LCD display are activated

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From 'How Liquid Motion Lamps Work':

This animation simulates a motion lamp in action. Almost as good as the real thing!

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From 'How the Moon Illusion Works':

Drag the lower image of the man with your mouse to understand how the size constancy illusion works!

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From 'How Movie Sound Works':

This animation shows how sound is recorded on the film you see at a theater. Click on the Go button to start the animation.

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From 'How Nuclear Bombs Work':

This animation shows how a nuclear bomb works. Click the button to start the animation, then click again to detonate!

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From 'How Nuclear Power Works':

This animation show the layout of a typical nuclear power plant.

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From 'How Nuclear Radiation Works':

This animation shows how a uranium atoms breaks apart during induced fission.

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From 'How Operating Systems Work':

This animation shows how the CPU load balances across four processors in symetric operating system

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From 'How Pole Vaulting Works':

This animation shows how a pole vaulter's kinetic and potential energy changes. Click Play to start the animation!

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From 'How Power Brakes Work':

This animation shows how the vacuum booster on a power brake system works. Click on the arrow to apply the brakes!

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From 'How a Router Works':

This animation shows how a router routes packets between computers

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From 'How Submarines Work':

This animation shows how water moves in and out of a submarine's ballast tank during surfacing and submersion. Click on the Surface and Submerge buttons to play the animation.

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From 'How Teleportation Will Work':

This animation shows a person being dematerialized in one location and re-materialized in another!

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From 'How Three-Way Switches Work':

This animation shows how three-way switches work!

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From 'How Toilets Work':

This animation shows you all of the components of a toilet -- give it a try by pushing the Flush button!

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From 'How Video Games Work':

This animation simulates the early Pong games - use your mouse to move the paddles. The ball's speed increases as play progresses!

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