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Kinetic Potential

Sean Murray

We're making a Rube Goldberg-inspired chain reaction contraption this week. It requires lots of patience and a willingness to fight against finicky mechanisms.

These are the smallest dominoes in a sequence that will end with (we hope) a 96 These are the smallest dominoes in a sequence that will end with (we hope) a 96"x16" domino.

The decorative base of a tower that will hold a 360-degree ball run.

Stairs for the dominos to climb.

Leo measures a tower for the combustion-powered zipline.

Let's get chemical. A moment of levity while figuring out how to mix the baking soda and vinegar that will power the zipline.

Also, we are in collective love with the saws. Click below to move through a gallery of cuts, cuts, cuts!

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