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Salvador Dali


userious?

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Just a little question,anyone know how Salvador Dali's Royal Heart actually works??

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SparkyJack

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Possibly the answer may lay here

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zzzz999

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looks to be a clockwork system, possibly rotating a cam

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userious?

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Hm....still no positive answer.

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Quickbeam

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

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Covergirl

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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.

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userious?

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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.

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Forum Editor

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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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