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Hello fellow makers,

Today I would like to show you how I made this Curie pendulum. This is a simple curie effect heat engine and is a great way to demonstrate this important scientific principle.

The curie effect usually refers to a magnetic phenomenon discovered by Pierre Curie. He discovered that ferromagnetic substances exhibited a critical temperature transition, above which the substances lost their ferromagnetic behavior. This is now known as the curie point.

When our pendulum that is heated by a candle reaches its curie point it is no longer attracted by the magnet and swings out of the flame, now out of the flame the pendulum cools down and is attracted by the magnet again.

Let’s get started on making your own…”

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