Etherwave mods to case and antenna

Posted: 12/12/2007 5:18:56 PM

Joined: 9/25/2007

Here's a question straying somewhat off the topic, yet it is related to the philosophy of whether moving a hand nearer the antenna/ rod changes capacitance or induction. So, if the capacitance was altered, would that mean that a theremin would only work in air or some insulating medium, and not in a vacuum. If it changed the inductance, wouldn't that meant that a theremin would indeed be able to function in a vacuum? I guess the only way to test this is take one into space :)

Posted: 12/13/2007 1:46:56 PM

From: Blaricum, The Netherlands

Joined: 10/24/2007

Great idea.
Count me in!
Posted: 12/14/2007 8:05:01 AM

From: Dublin, Ireland

Joined: 7/25/2007

In Space no one can hear your Theremin....

Wasn't Rod the guy who starred in "The Time Machine" and "The Birds"?
Posted: 12/14/2007 11:19:21 AM

From: Blaricum, The Netherlands

Joined: 10/24/2007

Nobody can hear me...
MIGHT be a good thing at the moment.
You can still count me in.

And... Yes, that was Rod....
But who was Antenna? Some Greek dude?
Posted: 1/21/2008 12:36:07 PM

From: Colmar, France

Joined: 12/31/2007


Dan, also a vacuum has a dielectric constant. So, supposed that the antenna-hand-system is a capacitor, your theremin will also work in the space. The pitch behavior will be slightly different from operation in air, and still different from operation in other dielectric media as pure nitrogen, oxygen, helium or even oil... ;-)

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