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domino effect
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Domino Effect
Basic Description

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domino effect
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This project takes the domino effect to the extreme. Many of us have seen a large domino topple where hundreds if not thousands of dominoes are set up only to be tipped over in succession. In line with our uniqueprojects style, we wondered what would happen if we made our own dominoes; with a little creativity we stumbled across a series of unique shapes and sizes along with simple mechanical devices used to enhance the topple. The resulting topples are quite spectacular, and if you like, you can view a short video clip of a relatively simple topple.

step:               6        

Another simple device provides a U-turn. Drill a hole in the middle of a piece of wood, and press fit a short piece of dowel into it. A tee-shaped piece of wood with a vertical clearance hole will rotate around the dowel. We also included a nylon washer at the base of the dowel to ensure free rotation of the arm. When a domino strikes the arm, it provides a force in the opposite direction on the other side of the dowel thereby creating a U-turn.
a simple device can be made to create a U-turn

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