November 27th, 2009
MIT Friday After Thanksgiving
The MIT Friday After Thanksgiving
Whether it's the reaction induced between one creative contraption
and another equally crafty contrivance, or the joyful reactions
sparked on the faces of the spectators, the MIT Museum's Friday After
Thanksgiving (F.A.T.) Chain Reaction is a one-of-a-kind,
got-to-be-seen-to-be-believed engineering feat.
The final link in the chain reaction consists of the contraption that
is shown below. Once triggered the metal fingers deform the can. After
the can is deformed the fingers retract and the dowel lifts the
can. Once the can is in position a flexible arm swings the golf-ball
up onto its final resting place.
Kids Chain Reactions