This version of the Newton's Cradle consists of an uneven number of balls in a linear formation which are suspended by paracord from a structure that lets them swing freely between such supports.
I would think every Science teacher like Instructables member Kiteman or those of the scientific mind should have one handy to demonstrate some fundamental laws of physics.
Disclaimer: Ahem, it failed to perform as expected. But don't let this stop you from having a good time building it, only make the necessary changes described in the text.
Please, no Fn comments on this instructable, this is something completely different. The following instructable contains discussion of a frank nature and may not be suitable for all. Pun accordingly.
Step 1: Materials on hand...
* Paracord or similar string/twine/rope
Hey, I found some paracord in cool Instructables reddish/orange.
* An odd pair of balls - dense spherical objects - should be an uneven number like 3 or 5. I used golf balls, you will be might be lucky enough to have ones made of brass. There do exist Newton's Cradles made with bowling balls so size does matter.
* Tape to cover the golf ball if needed
* Two dowels, sticks, pencils, chopsticks or drumsticks to use as horizontal support rods
* Cardboard and glue for the support structure.
* Picture of your favorite character for decoration.