Popsicle Paradise Nathan Meek Mary Hmielewski Rafael Byron Randy Lusebrink
Energy • 1.27g*gravity*height=.00127kg*9.81m/s^2*.5207m=.00648J • Hypothetical Velocity=mgh1=mgh2+.5mv^2 • .00648J=.00127*9.81*.1651+.5*.00127*v^2 • V=2.639m/s • .00127kg*9.81m/s^2*.4826m=.00601J • Hypothetical Velocity of the Ramp =mgh=.5*mv^2 • =9.81m/s^2*.0508m=.5*v^2 • V=.3157m/s
Design/Construction Process The tools building the project were tough to use. The pivot needed a lot of testing and delicate work because we didn’t have a fixed fulcrum. The end of pivot also needed to be very exact to bump the marble the right way. Tubing was originally hard to keep in place, but once we had wire it wasn’t a problem. Marbles kept getting stuck in the tubing because inconsistent sizes and kinks in the tubing. The plastic funnel was hard to support because it was an odd shape. Dominoes are tough to set up and require precision hitting.