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Earthquake table

To make the earthquake table you need 
Stiff upholstery foam, one block approx 22 cm x 114 cm x 7 cm 
Wood and hardboard (see diagram for approx dimension), pieces of 
Broom handle, section, a few cm long 
Felt or rubber feet 
Paint (e.g. Hammerite grey) 
large paper clip
Construct the baseboard and assemble it as shown in the diagrams. 
The beading on the baseboard needs to be positioned so that the vibration generator fits securely. 

The baseboard

Platform to slide-fit on to the stiff foam block (horizontal view)

The complete assembly - front view

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