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Division: H (9-12)
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Around the Globe – Energy Transfer Machine

Twee-Lynn L. (11th)
Lyman High School SWENext Club

Feature Elements:

  • Amazon Rainforest with tracks
  • Ancient Egypt with levers
  • England and battering ram
  • Crumbling & “Melting” Glacier of Dominos
  • The Great Barrier Reef ramp

Video of Energy Transfer Machine in Motion:

Explanation of Energy Transfer Machine:

Apologetic disclaimer: I’m so sorry, I forgot to specify in the video that my EV3 robot, which uses six-1.5V AA batteries- was my electrical component. I programmed it so that when I pressed one of the buttons on the interface, it would let allow the raised motor to rotate a gear attached to a toothed-rack to roll up & down, thus converting rotational to linear kinetic energy.

Final Step: Marble rolling into pipe & off the table.

6 thoughts on “Around the Globe – Energy Transfer Machine

  • February 17, 2022 at 10:56 am

    Thank you for the trip around the world. Given I am Australian I really liked that you incorporated the great barrier reef. Your design element was very clean and your video explanation was concise and to the point. Lovely work.

  • February 16, 2022 at 2:23 pm

    Nice job, loved the around the world, our project used the same motor to start, though I love the complexity on yours, pretty cool!

  • February 15, 2022 at 8:45 pm

    This machine is really cool. It’s kind of like force and motion, or like a rube goldberg machine. I liked that you used Legos to help it work because you can really make them into anything you want them to do. Great project!

  • February 15, 2022 at 11:04 am

    Great theme and use of lego technic to create complex precise motion. The thumbnail shows a much longer machine, did it have to get cut short due to time constraints? I would love to see what else you can create.

  • February 14, 2022 at 4:28 pm

    Your creativity really shows and your explanation is very helpful since your trip “Around the Globe” is 13 seconds long. Great job!

  • February 14, 2022 at 1:16 pm

    I love the trip around the world:)


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