1. Provide the computer drawing for your individual RG setup.
2. Explain your setup.
My Rube Goldberg set up starts with a DC voltage signal coming off of Austin's project. Because his signal will be a high voltage, low current signal it will immediately switch over a relay so reset the power input to a more standard level. The relay will turn off a LED and start a DC motor. The motor will wind up some floss that is acting like string. The floss will pull on the fan blades, causing the stopping block in front of the car to be removed. The car will roll down the track and will knock a marble down a Lego track. Once at the bottom the marble will roll and hit the touch sensor to start Matt's project.
3. Provide photos of the circuit and setup.
|Circuit setup for the Rube Goldberg project|
4. Provide at least two videos of your setup in action, one being a failed attempt.
This is a test of the 'mechanical side of my Rube Goldberg project
5. What failures did you have? How did you overcome them?
I had an issue with getting the vehicle to go down the ramp without falling off and without stopping short of knocking over the marble. I changed the tricycle style bike into a makeshift car with four wheels so it would not veer off the ramp all the time, and I adjusted the ramp and the platform after it so the car would travel farther.