Date: Tue Sep 18 20:38:57 2007 Back to Contents

Author: Richard Heckathorn

Subject: Re: Flame Tube Question


I found the plastic that comes with Easter
baskets. It lasts forever. If you go to my
website, click on demos, you will find plans for
my flame tube.


Helping teachers who facilitate, motivating
students who learn.
Dick Heckathorn 14665 Pawnee Trail Middleburg
Hts, OH 44130 440-826-0834
Adjunct Physics Teacher - Baldwin Wallace College
Physics is learning how to communicate with ones
environment so that it will talk back.

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of
Andrew Morrison
Sent: Monday, September 17, 2007 10:41 AM
Subject: Re: [tap-l] Flame Tube Question

On Fri, 2007-09-14 at 11:52 -0700, Wayne
Easterling wrote:
> The speaker end is sealed with a plastic
membrane and backed up with a
> wire mesh for strength.

What kind of plastic membrane works the best? Can
I just use a plastic
bag from the grocery store, or should I try
something else? I'm not
sure I understand the role of the wire mesh,


Andrew Morrison
Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics
Illinois Wesleyan University

From Tue Sep 18 20:38:57 2007