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Old April 28th, 2008, 09:40 PM   #1
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I need to come up with a physics project. Potato gun and model rockets have been shot down by the teacher. Any ideas?
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Old April 28th, 2008, 09:42 PM   #2
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either to set a bead on a tire?
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Old April 28th, 2008, 09:43 PM   #3
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rube goldberg machines are always kick arse.

A rail gun would be pretty sweet too...
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Old April 28th, 2008, 09:47 PM   #4
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do the old catapult project
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what kind of physics


physics is pretty broad.
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x2 moving objects or electro-magnetic?
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Old April 28th, 2008, 09:50 PM   #7
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what are the ramifications of the project?

just take two objects of different sizes into class and drop them from the same height
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It's a very broad project, has to be about something we've covered this year. Like projectile motion, propulsion, electricity...
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make a DC motor
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what are the ramifications of the project?

just take two objects of different sizes into class and drop them from the same height
Umm no.
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or an electro magnet.
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I like the electromagnet idea, but keep them coming.
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build something that will shoot an object at 2 angles which make up 90 degrees. both shots should reach the same distance.
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Dewd. I got it.

Set up a 2' length of track with 2 (or so) electromagnets under it.

Put a wooden car with a magnet glued to the bottom on the tracks.

Make a simple timing circuit to turn the electromagnets on and off to propel the car like the top thrill dragster.

BAMF.
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I got it!!!

Build a walking tesla
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Dewd. I got it.

Set up a 2' length of track with 2 (or so) electromagnets under it.

Put a wooden car with a magnet glued to the bottom on the tracks.

Make a simple timing circuit to turn the electromagnets on and off to propel the car like the top thrill dragster.

BAMF.
thats actually a cool idea
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Dewd. I got it.

Set up a 2' length of track with 2 (or so) electromagnets under it.

Put a wooden car with a magnet glued to the bottom on the tracks.

Make a simple timing circuit to turn the electromagnets on and off to propel the car like the top thrill dragster.

BAMF.

where did you steal this idea from ?? that is a bad ass idea though! I may have to try and build me somthing like that just to say i did.
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Problem solved, General Lee = getting buttsecks soon.
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should make it go slightly uphill for added coolness
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rail gun dildo projectile?
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