Wednesday, January 23, 2008


One of our guiding principles this year is simplicity. We want to make a working mechanical ice sculpture, but we want the design to be simple enough that we can actually build it without compromising the design during construction. One way to gauge complexity is by counting mechanical parts such as axles and gears (I'm not counting bushings).

In our first year, we attempted to build a mechanical ice sculpture with 25 mechanical parts (9 independently moving assemblies). We failed but managed to assemble 6 mechanical parts (2 independently moving) almost functionally. In our second year, we attempted 22 mechanical parts (11 independently moving) and succeeded in building a functional mechanical sculpture of 5 mechanical parts (2 independently moving).

This year we hope to construct a sculpture consisting of only 8 mechanical parts (3 independently moving). I think this is an attainable goal. With the experience we now have under our belts, I believe we can produce a few more working parts than last year.


Agen Bola Terpercaya said...

You have been an inspiration for me and other visitors. It is extremely very helpful for me. Amazing post and everyone has submit their mature reviews regarding this, I very interested in the article. Great job.
Agen bola terpercaya

Agen Bola said...

You are welcome to visit our brand new essay writing service! Dont miss a chance!
Agen Bola

poker online said...

very nice layout page and good online

poker online indonesia said...

Hold writing the great carry out, Good to find out your web site.
poker online indonesia

poker online terpercaya said...

Hey, It really is incredibly very good and informative websitepoker online terpercaya