My group decided to test how normal and panic breathing would effect how long it takes snow to melt.
We made a Rube Goldberg that makes toast by dropping a weight onto our toaster. We roll a ball bearing down a pvc pipe after another, pvc pipe sets off a slingshot that sets off dominos, that starts our wheel and axle that drops our weight and, starts our toaster What one physics concept from your analysis is most important to the overall function of your rube.
I think Conservation of Momentum in a collision is the most important because that sets off the dominos and that causes the axle to set off the toaster.
What steps were most challenging to make work? (How did you troubleshoot or redesign).
Our axle was the most difficult because we had to figure out how we can have a domino set off the wheel, trigger our weight, and set off the toaster.
What hands on skills did you learn through working in your group? (construction, problem solving, collaboration, design, time management, etc...).
I learned how to successfully problem solve because our rube wasn’t working towards the end so we had to fix it and somehow pulled it off.