Sunday, April 24, 2016

Week 14

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This video describes the process of what currently happens when our groups Rube Goldberg Machines are connected.  Both circuits are started and finished with dominoes in order to give us flexibility within our group and in regards to the groups around us.


Video 2:

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Video's two and three provide examples of our failures.  Initially, we took it upon ourselves as a challenge to use only one power supply (since they're so sought after for this project)! During the process of setting up our machine, we had to overcome some obstacles.  We learned about where to position our different structures and what order we needed to place everything.   Despite what we learned, we still experienced random error where suddenly one circuit would just stop working.  On our next attempt, we finally noticed the power supply changing upon the switching of the first circuit.  Between both circuits sharing one power supply, we were drawing too much to run our machine %100 of the time.

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Video 4: It worked!
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After switching to two power supplies, we found it rather easy to make it work! 

9 comments:

  1. I think the pop sickle ramp is pretty cool, its a nice change of pace from cardboard!

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  2. Looks solid, getting those dominoes placed perfectly is going to be rough keep em close!

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  3. Nice RG and it is easy to understand what 's going on here because of your clear explanation.

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  4. The popsicle stick ramp is really cool. Looks like it took a lot of time to put together and it works well. Good job figuring out what was wrong with your circuit.

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  5. Hey David, I think its great that you implemented the 7 segment displays. It got me thinking that if every group had a word displayed as the project escalated we could have a message like a banner throughout the RG. Maybe next year can do something like that.

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  6. Nice job guys! Nick you definitely put a lot of work in with those pop sickle sticks.You sure have some skill working with wood. Oh and yours is cool to stocker. Nice dominos.
    -Matt

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  7. Wow, that was a massive amount of dominoes. Also that ramp was insane, that must have been super labor intensive. Overall it seemed like a lengthy RG and very complicated. Well done.

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  8. The ramp was a good idea, especially being made out of popsicle sticks instead of cardboard. I like how you guys tried using only one power supply. Andrew and I almost did the same thing, but we took a power supply from next door to make things easier. Having the dominoes start Andrew's circuit was implemented well.

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  9. Nick, firstly, that ramp is awesome. It looks like it took a lot of time to get made and the fact that the marble doesn't fly over the edge shows that you knew what you were doing when making it. Secondly I really like how your circuit works with the timer connecting through several components to a relay which turned on the motor after a set amount of time. It was very fun to watch during the class run-through. Good job!

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