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Arcade Rube Goldberg

By Chris Kenney, Cooper Hochman, Jake Hobson,
And Vanessa Diaz
Work log:

Day 1: Acquire back board and make measurements to cut the boards for our steps.
Day 2: Put the first 3 boards on the backboard and secured them.
Day 3: Begin to drill holes for our peg wall, also cut pvc pipe into short pegs to fasten to our board
Day 4: Work on steps 4 and 5 and begin step 6
Day 5: Changed theme from wild west to arcade.
Day 6: Looked up arcade art to incorporate into our design. Finish steps 6 and 7
Day 7: Came up with new ending and made the steps leading up to it.
Day 8: Made the last step and ran it through a few times.
Day 9: Made finishing touches and began to decorate our backboard to make it look arcadey. Also we made sure the machine
works nearly every time.
3 principles of design:

Principle 1: Emphasis

Principle 2: Contrast

Principle 3: Unity
10 steps:

Step 1: Drop the 100g weight down on a board with the slope of 0. Where a knot stops the weight from moving all the way
down, it causes the board to tilt to a slope of a -.
Step 2: When the board tilts it causes the ball travels at a speed of .27m/.3s= .9m/s down the slope.

Step 3: The ball rolls down a slope that is 48 cm or .48 m long in .9sec. This means that it was traveling at a speed of .53m/s.

Step 4: The golf ball falls a distance of 20cm or .2m within .18sec. Therefore the speed/velocity is 1.11m/s.

Step 5: When the golf bal falls through the hoop it hits a lever which causes the yellow and black marble to roll .The yellow
and black marble rolls .45m in 1.14 seconds. This means that the velocity of the marble is 0.39m/s.
Step 6: Then the yellow and black marble drops down .66m in.65 seconds. This means the speed was 1.01m/s.
Step 7: When the yellow and black ball hits the bottom platform, it exerts a force of 32.209N.
Step 8: The platforms spike goes upwards at a speed of 0.56m/s.
Step 9: The metal ball has a velocity of .27m/s.
Step 10: The pulley has a mechanical advantage of 1.
4 energy transfers

Energy transfer #1: When the first ball hits the second ball which transfers the KE from the first ball to

the second increasing the second balls KE and decreasing the firsts KE.

Energy transfer #2: When the ball drops through the hoop and hits the lever it causes the next ball to
increase in KE and the first ball to lose KE
Energy transfer #3: When the ball that gets hit by the lever (pushing the ball over to roll on the inclined
plane) then falls down onto another lever which causes a wedge to go up and hit another marble. This increases the KE in one and
decreases the the KE in the other.
Energy transfer #4: When the ball pushed over by the wedge rolls down the inclined plane and into the
tube pulley weighing down one side of the pulley which decreases that side of PE and then lifts the other side increasing the PE of that