Tuesday, November 5, 2013


We created the blueprints for our Edgar Allan Poe machines and these are photos of the results. At the very top, the full length photo is displayed and the second one is of our steps. They will be written later if you cannot read them. Then, we have the second half of the drawing. Finally, we have the first half of the blueprint. All of the steps are 
  1. Paper airplane is thrown (applied force) and hits a cardboard wall.
  2. Cardboard wall falls, making can roll.
  3. Can rolls on incline plane and hits a ball, causing ball to start to move (friction).
  4. Ball goes into cup suspended on pulley
  5. Cup is dragged down and cup on other side is raised 35 cm (kinetic to potential).
  6. Raised cup hits bottom of first class lever (with car on lever), causing lever to move up.
  7. Change in lever causes car to roll off lever and hits a ball, causing ball to start to move (transfer of momentum).
  8. Ball rolls down a ramp(inclined plane) and hits the pendulum, swinging it (centripetal force/centrifugal force).
  9. Pendulum knocks a mini chair off of platform and mini chair falls to platform below(potential to kinetic and gravity).
  10. Mini chair hits a domino causing dominoes to fall and fall off the table (transfer of momentum).
  11. Falling domino hits ball, causing it to roll.
  12. Ball rolls and hits a wedge which is wedged between two books
  13. Wedge separates books.
  14. Book falls off table and hits edge of box.  
  15. Box then flips on side and throws out a fake rat.
  16. Fake rat falls on tennis ball, causing it to roll (gravity to kinetic)
  17. Tennis ball rolls down an inclined plane and knocks into the wall, knocking it over
  18. Balls spill out onto the inclined plane going the opposite direction.
  19. Balls roll down a ramp into the pitcher, knocking it over.
  20. Pitcher releases musical note candies/cookies and the bowl is filled with them.

    And here is our citation.
    "Simple Machines." n. page. Web. 5 Nov. 2013. <http://www.fi.edu/qa97/spotlight3/>.

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