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domino effect
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Domino Effect
Basic Description

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domino effect
video clip
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.

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One of the most interesting techniques that we developed is to tie two dominoes together with string. Simply drill holes and thread string through and tie knots at the end to prevent the string from falling through. This allows you to transfer the energy of a falling domino to a distant location (determined by the length of your string). This allows you to do many interesting things including transferring the domino topple upwards as shown in the video clip. To give a little extra mass to the falling domino, we glued on some additional pieces of wood: this ensures that a sufficient tug is given thereby continuing the topple.
a simple device can be made to create a U-turn

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