Beyond Bits and Atoms – Week 4 – Class Notes 2

During the lab session all the 7 teams joined their contraptions to create a “Rube Goldberg Machine“. Hard to coordinate all of them but for the most part it worked and everyone certainly learned quite a bit from the experience. Ours wast the last contraption to be activated.

A magnetic ball hits our sensor, which is sitting on top of a keyboard’s space bar, which starts the Star Wars theme music, turns a motor that spins a lever and knocks off a weight that turns on the exhaust fan and the air compressor, then another motor raises our button presser which turns on the laser cutter which finally prints out Darth Vader’s face.

Link to the project’s documentation: Google Docs