|Project by Jacob||posted 03-29-2011 12:29 AM||4362 views||6 times favorited||12 comments|
I found these pictures of a project I made last semester for my Astronomy class. I chose to make a model that would demonstrate a concept we learned in the class, I selected Centrifugal Force.
This model demonstrated the tendency of rotating mass to push outward perpendicular to the axis of rotation. Demonstrated by the arms that lift up and the little wooden weights that move to the end of the arm.
Anyways, it worked!
Its made from various plywood, some mahogany, some unknown hardwood dowels, and an ordinary fan belt.
It was fun to make and a neat little toy to take up space, but I wanna mess around and make some more simple machines from wood, any ideas?
-- -Jacob Turetsky, Industrial Designer