Intro: The Tumbling Rings of Antiquity...On Your Office Desk
Many times around I've wanted to build a Jacob's Ladder but haven't had the time to. When I ran into the Tumbling Rings, I was delighted. And so, here it is. It is an awesome physics toy that is hard to describe. I think you should consult a professional physicist for more thorough info.
UPDATE: IF YOU NEED HELP GOING BACK TO STEP ONE SEE THIS VIDEO.
Step 1: Get the Parts.
A LOT OF TIME
For everybody else:
Step 2: Build It! Part 1
Start with 5 rings.
Arrange them into sort of a cross formation.
Loop the top and the middle two that are horizontal.
Then, take the next ring in line and loop it to both rings.
Repeat the last step again so that all five rings are looped.
Step 3: Build It! Part 2
- Now, pull one of the middle rings and let go of the top.
- It should end up with One top ring, two middle rings and two bottom rings.
- At the bottom, add two more rings and then go back to Step 1 on this page. Repeat until you have on or two rings left. Make sure when you pull on the second ring, you pull the one looped through only one ring of the next loop otherwise it will not work properly.
- Now, take those one/two rings and bring a closure by looping it through the end. (As much as you would like to keep going, I am not going to let you go bankrupt over binder rings.)
- Now, hit "Next Step."
Step 4: Testing One, Two, THREE!
Now, like before, grab the one connected to only one loop and throw the top one down.
(A suggestion, put the one with the one loop on your left hand side and throw it down hard.)
If you did it right, you should have one ring "tumble" to the bottom.
As always...if you experience any problems leave a comment and I will try my best to help you.
If you did make it successfully well then...leave a comment saying you made it successfully!