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colour combination theory
« on: November 21, 2008, 12:16:56 AM »
I was wondering, if you had 2 or more diabolos orbiting really fast or in a sprinkler, could the colours form a new colour?
I'll better explain this.
A common nineth grade experiment is to cut out a paper circle and colour one third yellow, one third red and one third blue, the primary colours.
you then attach a spindle in the centre of the circle and spin the circle. You find that the circle of three colours appears to be white.
so could this be applied to diaboloing, by obtaining a red, blue and yellow diabolo and doing a 3d tripple sprinkler or something?
could the audience see 3 coloured circles turn into one white circle?
any ideas?


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Re: colour combination theory
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2008, 11:11:10 AM »
From a pure physics point of view (I can't do more than 1 diabolo yet, so can't test it :P ) they'd have to be spinning very fast around a central point that doesn't move, and the diabolos would have to have a flat surface (maybe? no sure) facing out.
I'm sure it's possible, but not 100% sure of all the factors involved.

Great idea though :D
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Re: colour combination theory
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2008, 12:48:38 PM »
One diabolo with different coloured sections would be a bit more practical then learning a 3d triple sprinkler I reckon ;)
It's been discussed here (quite a lot of posts):


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