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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.

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The final technique that we will introduce is a fascinating effect that you can create just by cutting a uniquely shaped dominoes. The large arch-shaped dominoes shown on the right are 4 1/2" (115mm) square with a 3 1/4" (83mm) square cut in the bottom edge. A row of the basic dominoes is first set up and then the larger arches are placed above them. The smaller dominoes must be toppled first and then the line can be directed back to topple the arches at a later stage of the topple. One possible use of this technique is shown in the video clip for this project.
arch-shaped dominoes provide unique toppling opportunities

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