Assignment 1: Low Tech / Rube Goldberg Machine
Balls by Parinot and WenChing
Around two weeks before the presentation, we started a new project with a new group. I and WenChing started to pick up some trash from the 4th floor of 66 W building. We found an apple desktop and a power supply. We dismantled it and unfortunately, it didn’t work. What we could have done, since we had only a few fans and a power supply, was just to make it as simple as we could as the name of an assignment, ‘Low Tech’. We came up with an idea of using ping-pong balls and fans to make those balls to move and trigger a circuit. We made some ramps and tied two wires with a fan, connecting with a stepper motor, and wrapped all balls with foil. In the beginning of the movement balls would move down from a ramp by letting two wires, connecting with a stepper motor’ open. Then those balls would make the circuit close to trigger the last fan to blow a piece of paper with a word ‘BRAVO’.