Bey Blade Launcher ET Machine
Neil, 6th Grade
Orlando Science Schools
It all starts when I pick my own Beyblade launcher and within a minute my machine and I have an awesome Beyblade battle. The BEST part, my machine friend “NEVER SAYS NO” to playing ! This machine is a complex system, including cool steps like, domino chains, car moving down a track, marble going down a funnel(Centripetal force), chain of beads falling off a cup(Mould effect), rolling cylinders, marble moving down a ramp along strategically placed blocks, levers, electrical energy from a battery(3V) powered train, and more. My machine has 18 energy transfer steps. If you really want to know my story, I have the videos, photos and all the details below. In my design I tried my best to GO GREEN by reusing and recycling.
The Amazing Videos Are Here !
A Special Thanks To….
- My mom – helped with recording
- My dad – helped understand scientific principles
- My 5 year old sister – gave me wacky inspiration
Full Story Here !
My name is Neil, I’m in 6th grade and I made an energy transfer machine to play with me. That’s right I didn’t make a machine to give me food or do some other super important job, I just made a machine to play with me. While it’s already pretty weird making a machine to play with me, how am I going to make a machine play with me ? I thought of a lot of my favorite toys and after 1 week I landed on “BEYBLADES”. In case you have not heard of beyblades they are a type of top that is composed of multiple pieces and has a launcher. But I didn’t know how I was going to launch a beyblade, because you have to pull sideways on a cord to launch it and it took me a whole day to figure out how. In the end I decided that a weight would fall of a ledge and the string attached to the weight would get caught on a peg and then the string would pull sideways and pull the cord out of my launcher. I actually ended up doing this part first because I needed to make sure my final task would work. After that I started on the rest of my machine. I made it so when I would pick up my launcher the machine would start. One part of my machine that took longer than expected was an object rolling after being hit off of a block. At first I used a tape roll, but it was empty so it went off course because it was too light, so I put tracks to keep it straight but then it hit the tracks and didn’t make it to the other side. After a few hours of experimentation I found out that a tin can rolling down a HOTWHEELS track works best. After that I did the rest of my machine enjoying it all along. Two of my favorite steps in my machine is a vertical lever system with ramps and marbles and my other favorite step is a cup full of bead chain and once the bead chain starts falling out it doesn’t stop until all of it is gone and it looks AMAZING, but it has a sad part to it, the name for that is called the mold effect, wait oops I meant (The Mould Effect ) but it sounds just like the fungus and I personally was baffled why give something so cool such a terrible name.
In case you were wondering what BEYBLADES look like here are some pictures of them and my ET machine from different angles. I hope you will enjoy!!!