Salvador Dali

  userious? 18:58 PM 18 May 11
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Just a little question,anyone know how Salvador Dali's Royal Heart actually works??

  SparkyJack 20:01 PM 18 May 11

Possibly the answer may lay here

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  zzzz999 06:15 AM 19 May 11

looks to be a clockwork system, possibly rotating a cam

  userious? 08:32 AM 19 May 11

Hm....still no positive answer.

  Quickbeam 08:55 AM 19 May 11

It'll certainly be different to what you expect, just like his thought process.

  Covergirl 12:28 PM 19 May 11

userious?

"Hm....still no positive answer." Are you serious ?

Have you tried some of the links provided by a search engine?

One such link says it is "mechanical", therefore it must be powered by some kind of power supply, clockwork, mains or battery; I don't believe solar power was around when it was created.

If you believe the hype that it doesn't beat when nobody is looking at it, then good for you.

  userious? 18:55 PM 23 May 11

Covergirl Yes of course i've searched for an answer and I visited all the sites that are mentioned in the links....plus more, but nowhere actually say what drives it.

  Forum Editor 19:06 PM 23 May 11

I think that it's driven by a pump.

Underneath the gemstones there is a small neoprene rubber bulb that is rhythmically inflated and deflated. Pretty straightforward in engineering terms - it's the kind of thing that is used in dialysis machines. A rotating disc has cams that act on a tube to drive pulses of blood through the system.

Or perhaps I'm completely wrong.

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