Derby #165: The Scientific Method
+26

Rube Gravity Machine

Rube Gravity Machine
add a comment

Comments

HolyApocalypse


quality posts: 2 Private Messages HolyApocalypse
Re: Rube Gravity Machine


Excerpts from Lab Notebook #4:

1685, England: Newton is hit by an falling apple from a tree, sparking revelations on gravity. This work is later published in the Principia.

2010, ??: Efforts to replicate Newton's discovery have been fruitless. Despite the use of highly complex devices, the more we improve on our design with more parts, the harder it is to get this apple to fall off the tree. Science is hard, but we'll figure it out, we just need more steps somewhere. Someone get a hammer!

---

Whew, took long enough to get it submitted, couldn't get any free time to do it! Too late to get much exposure, I'm sure, but hopefully some of you enjoy it.

Link to higher resolution picture below.

jstjred


quality posts: 2 Private Messages jstjred
HolyApocalypse wrote:Excerpts from Lab Notebook #4:

1685, England: Newton is hit by an falling apple from a tree, sparking revelations on gravity. This work is later published in the Principia.

2010, ??: Efforts to replicate Newton's discovery have been fruitless. Despite the use of highly complex devices, the more we improve on our design with more parts, the harder it is to get this apple to fall off the tree. Science is hard, but we'll figure it out, we just need more steps somewhere. Someone get a hammer!

---

Whew, took long enough to get it submitted, couldn't get any free time to do it! Too late to get much exposure, I'm sure, but hopefully some of you enjoy it.

Link to higher resolution picture below.


Maybe it is just me...but I'd love to see a Rube Goldberg derby.

Probably already been done.

Someone would probably say that the idea of a Rube Goldberg machine has already been done and would therefore be plagiarism.

I just think with the creativity of many people here, it could be a pretty interesting derby.

HolyApocalypse


quality posts: 2 Private Messages HolyApocalypse
jstjred wrote:Maybe it is just me...but I'd love to see a Rube Goldberg derby.

Probably already been done.

Someone would probably say that the idea of a Rube Goldberg machine has already been done and would therefore be plagiarism.

I just think with the creativity of many people here, it could be a pretty interesting derby.


Yeah, I think it would be fun, though maybe a bit too restrictive for some. Honestly, the toughest part was thinking of ways to design the "machine" that made sense, but could still be done in a way that makes sense on a print.

SunnyLea0


quality posts: 14 Private Messages SunnyLea0
Re: Rube Gravity Machine


I like it! Wish it weren't such a late entry, but hey, if Woot *did* do a Goldberg derby, you'd be ready!

More Derby Entries

By date:

By rank:

Thumbnail