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This Instructable is in English.
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For our physics project, we (Denise and Frank) built a wooden roller coaster model. Using this model, we then calculated the g-forces on the roller coaster. In this instructable we explain how we have built the roller coaster.
Step 1: Supplies
• Ice cream sticks (amount depends on the size of the roller coaster)
• Wood glue
• Skewers (amount depends on the size of the roller coaster)
• Drill bit (same size as the skewers)
• Strips lakboard
• MDF board
• Cable clips
• Any other clamps
• Cart. In our case a lego lego train cart with wheels (these wheels have a flange, which ensures that the cart stays nicely on the track)
Step 2: Drilling
Drill two holes in each stick, about 0.5 cm from each end.
We had a template that we used every time, so we knew each time that the holes were in the right place.
Step 3: Construction
We chose a roller coaster with a hill. You can create your own design by constructing a different structure.
Step 4: Placing
Step 5: Creating Tracks
Step 6: Details
Step 7: Tracks
Step 8: Tracks
Step 9: Finished
Put the cart at the top and let it go. See it racing downhill.
If the cart leaves the track at the hill, you have to let it go at a lower level.
If you have any questions, please ask me.
Please, have in mind I'm from Holland, so my English is not perfect.
Here you can see it in action: