Shattering Glass with Sound

The Magic of Resonance


In what appears to be a highly saturated piece of Hollywood science, the art of shattering glass with only sound always raises eyebrows. Is it really possible that a soprano can turn a wine glass into a few pieces of broken glass? Indeed, this is true and it has been demonstrated over and over again. But here at Penguin's Lab, we ferociously take to a wine glass or two with a speaker and an amp to see what happens... the DIY way!

Theory - An introduction into resonance and glass shattering
Experiment I - The setup, the equipment, and some preliminary results
Experiment II - Increasing the power, and slow motion videos



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