Blog Sheet Week 12 - Drake
1. Provide the computer drawing for your individual RG setup.
2. Explain your setup.
In the RG setup that I created it starts with the switch that triggers the relay. Once the relay is triggered the motor starts and will release the marble. The marble goes down the ramps of my mechanical device and enters inside the goal. Inside the goal the marble will flip my second switch, and on my circuit board GOAL is lit up, and the LED lights up on top of the goal. The second relay is also triggered to go onto the next RG setup.
3. Provide photos of the circuit and setup.
4. Provide at least 2 videos of your setup in action (parts or whole), at least one being a failed attempt.
Above is a successful attempt.
The circuit above was a failed attempt. It failed because the ball was very wobbly down the ramp and didn't have a direct path to the switch.
5. What failures did you have? How did you overcome them?
The biggest failure that I had was having enough power from the marble to trigger the switch and turn on the second circuit board. The ramp was a little big, so the marble didn't necessarily have the most direct path to hit the switch. I overcame it by making the ramp skinnier and adding tape to the ramp which decreased friction on the ramp and allowed the ball to travel faster. At first I wanted a bigger ball, but I realized that the equation 1/2mv^2 means that the more power would be because of a higher velocity not a bigger ball, so I maxed the velocity as much as I could from the ball.