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BowlerCoaster Day 3 : Loop-the-loop

Josh 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.

In a magic moment of simultaneous work, Aidan cuts track in preparation of connecting to the loop and Jake screws ends of track together securing the previous section to the next.

Freya works on the cart that will lift the bowling ball.

Marleah works on her small house and wooden skates.

We break for park.

And come back to focus on precision.

And played with our friends.

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