An Easy Newton's Cradle

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Introduction: An Easy Newton's Cradle

This is an easy Newton's Cradle. I made it because I thought it would be interesting to make one. It recuires only a circle tube of wood, 4 sections 5 in long, and 2 sections 7 1/2 in long sections. Also you need 2 cardboard sections 4 1/2 in by 10 in, sevral marbles same size, and lots of string. Also you need a small saw, hot glue, and hot glue gun. I hope you like it!

Step 1: Cut Out the Frame.

Cut 4 sections of wood 5 in long. Also cut 2 sections 7 1/2 in long.

Step 2: the Base.

Cut out two sections of cardboard 4 and 1 half in by 8 in and tape them together one on top of the other with duct tape. Drill holes in the ends where the frame will fit in.

Step 3: Hot Glue the Frame Together

Hot glue the frame together like this hot glue a short piece to each end of the long pieces, and drill holes in the ends of the cardboard, and hot glue the short wood ends into the holes.

Step 4:

Cut 7 8 in pieces of string and label the 4 in mark.

Step 5: Glue the Marbles

Glue a large marble at the 4 in mark, on each of the strings.

Step 6: Glue the Strings in Place.

Glue those each end of the string to that side of the frame the marble 3 in down and in the center.

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    2 Discussions

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    824949
    824949

    Tip 8 months ago on Step 6

    I think you should use a wood base because It's more stable than cardboard.

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    Swansong
    Swansong

    2 years ago

    This would make a great school project for a physics class :)