LEGO Engineering + Science

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It’s always fun watching people push LEGO to the limits.  Here you can get a crash course in gear reduction and how to generate torque.  It’s interesting to see the differences in weights that can be lifted.  And it soon becomes apparent that the limitations aren’t in the gearing, or the motor, it’s the other … Continued

Physics is Fun

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Chaotic Pendulum aims to take the physics of gravity and show you how that force effects different connected masses.   It’s quite fun to play with, one of those endlessly fun websites that has some science attached to it, but is really just a useless game.  I spent some time making some pendulums.  The sharing … Continued

Giant Dominoes

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Dominoes are fun to play with.  They might be a pain to set up, but you can use most anything to make them, and make them resemble almost anything, even play games with them. But this guy takes the whole thing to a new level.  There’s a science lesson in the above video.  What?!  Why would … Continued