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BowlerCoaster Day 3 : Loop-the-loop

Spring Bowlercoaster 2014Josh Rothhaas

Today was a day of small teams, spin off projects, and looping the loop. One team took on connecting the loop to the current track. This was massively complicated and involved finding that tangential line, disassembling portions of the loop, lining up a cut, using a first cut as a template for a second cut, and fudging it a bit at the end. Another team began work work on the initial designs for the cart/chain/delivery mechanism that will get our bowling ball back up the starting hill after making a run. This will be essential for completing the full roller coaster loop and running the thing non stop at the end of the week.

Showing off the next section of track.
We break for park.
And come back to focus on precision.
And played with our friends.

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