Slow Motion Paper Airplane Launcher

Introduction: Slow Motion Paper Airplane Launcher

About: Daniel Bauen breathes new life into objects that have met their untimely demise in the junk pile.

Paper airplanes taking off in slow motion at the Maker Faire 2011.
Launcher made by CCSF Engineering. City College of San Francisco.

Paper airplanes are placed in a slot on the table.  A chain drive below the slot pushes the paper airplanes towards the counter rotating rollers at the front of the table.  Once the paper airplane contacts the rollers, it is shot out at the velocity of the rollers.

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    7 years ago on Introduction

    I'm pretty sure the phrase "it is shot out at the velocity of the rollers" is incorrect.