The template here discusses the entire science behind the construction of a roller coaster. It also comes with instructions on how to construct a paper roller coaster right from the scratch. PAPER ROLLER COASTERS INSTRUCTIONS PowerPoint by Alisha Benawra. Menu •Columns •Diagonal Supports •Attach Beams to Columns •Extending Columns or Beams.
The coaster must be built on a base. Foam core board is the easiest material to use. It is available at Walmart, Kmart, Target, CVS and Michael's -to name a few stores. It comes in a convenient 26'x22' size. The base can be as long as 30 inches or as short as 21 inches. The base must be 12 inches wide -no less, no more. These dimensions have been chosen to make construction easier and to ensure that you don't bite off more than you can handle.
The track and curves may extend slightly beyond the columns and beams supporting the ride. This means the track itself can go slightly beyond the 12 x 30 inch base dimensions. 2003 Yamaha Venture 600 Manual.
Every entry starts with 50 points, next to each bullet below are the number of points you could lose by not reaching the associated design requirement. The lowest grade earned will be a 30. • It needs to work without helping the marble along and by starting the marble from rest.
(2 pts) • At least 2 loops (3 pts) • At least 1 funnel. (2 pts) • At least one track design piece that is not one of the supplied templates. But it can be made from them or pieces of them and you can add your own pieces from any material. The piece you add cannot be part of a commercial product that utilizes the transportation of a marble. (4 pts) • The smallest dimension on the base is to be exactly 12' (2 pts) • Two must be used where each vertical column touches the base. They are blue in the animation shown below. (4 pts) • After it has been shown to be a successful design, one of the vertical supports, (the tallest,) will be pushed sideways.
The rest of the coaster should not sway when this is done. Follow design instructions illustrated below and this will not happen. (5 pts) • Horizontal beams must make a ring around the vertical supports as shown. The rings can be at the same height or at different heights. The animation below shows green beams as different heights. (3 pts) • The largest dimension on the base is between 21 and 30' (4 pts) • Maximum height is 30 inches or less for the track. Decorations may exceed this height.
(2 pts) • Your coaster must have a name. (2 pts) • Remove the coaster from the room by or before the removal date. (3 pts) • Vertical column at every corner and at least one vertical column in the middle of the base's longest dimension. (4 pts) • You must invent/create a section of track that is not one of th templates. You may use the template in a manner it was not designed for to build you unique piece. (6 pts) Construction Videos Paper Roller Coaster Construction: Due Date:Monday, March 03.even if we do not have your class that day.
From what past participants have told me, it takes about 6 to 8 hours to do a good job on this project. The smart thing to do would be to do 2 hours every weekend or an hour a night starting it soon. Teams You may work with one other person in any physics class doing the project. Removal Date: March 07.That Friday Your roller coaster must be either removed or thrown away on March 9 th. Even if I do not have you in class that day.
You are also competing for extra credit points to be added to the score. This will make it possible to receive more than 100% for the project. This is done by winning one or more of the following competitions. Each teacher will make an award to someone in his or her own class.
Best scenery ( +2 additional points ] Lots of quality scenery covering the entire coaster and platform. Spending money on fancy scenery will not automatically make you a winner.