This is the page for Frances Hunter's final project.
To apply the concepts of projectile motion to a practical situation. Also, it seemed like a cool idea.
- Servo with connecting cords
- Spring, plug, and loading rod
- Plastic tubing
- Metal ball
- Assorted screws, string, and double-sided tape
Week of 11/17: Collect materials; plan exact design; solve physics that will underlie the Matlab program.
Week of 11/24: Construct launcher and determine initial velocity; write Matlab code.
Week of 12/1: Mount launcher on the servo and frame; debug.