via Science Friday:
While warming up for a lunchtime basketball game, engineer Howard Stone and applied mathematician Jeff Aristoff wondered whether you could model the shape of a jump rope. They gave it a spin. They considered the centrifugal force, tension, air drag, made a mini robot jump-roper, took high-speed video of a colleague jumping rope, and developed a detailed mathematical model that describes the shape of the rope in the air. If nothing else, it was a good exercise, they say.
Have an amazing project to share? Join the SHOW-AND-TELL every Wednesday night at 7:30pm ET on Google+ Hangouts.
Join us every Wednesday night at 8pm ET for Ask an Engineer!
Learn resistor values with Mho’s Resistance or get the best electronics calculator for engineers “Circuit Playground” – Adafruit’s Apps!
Maker Business — Transforming Today’s Bad Jobs into Tomorrow’s Good Jobs
Wearables — Leverage long exposure
Electronics — Why do they call it a breadboard?
Biohacking — Finding the Ideal Glucose Level for a Good Night’s Rest
No comments yet.
Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.