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Pizza Coaster! - Day 3 - Mark Day School

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The pizza coaster is taking shape and growing exponentially!

With another full day of building our dedicated tinkerers constructed new sections of track, built the beginnings of a conveyor belt system, tested different versions of the pizza box cart, and lots more. 

One group also began work on the pizza's final destination - a tall table with a perfectly sized plate.

With our track prototypes completed from earlier in the week, we also started building track sections and attaching them. 

Even the curved section works!!!

Another team continued work on the weighted conveyor belt system. They built a large weight from multiple pieces of 4x4's screwed together. As it slowly descends down the middle of one of the towers it will pull a cart up a track carrying our pizza to the top of the pizza coaster. We have some impressive engineers!

Working on the conveyor belt track system.  PVC pipe was the final choice for the rails because of its slippery surface.

Working on the conveyor belt track system.  PVC pipe was the final choice for the rails because of its slippery surface.

And for the first section, a hand crank pulley system will carry the pizza from the oven to the start of the weight powered conveyor belt. I don't know about you, but its getting hard to keep track of it all!

And we learned how to use a few more tools too - hand saws and drill presses.

Can't believe the weeks already half over! We've learned so much and seen some amazing building so far. Stay tuned to see this giant pizza coaster come together as we near the final stretch! 

Check out all the other photos from the day on our Flickr page!

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