And so, the final installment! In this blog I’m going to run through the design of the second half of my Rube Goldberg Machine and then finally present the video showing it in action. So back to where I left off…

Using the last value we calculated as 0.36 N…


So, to clear up the first thing you’re probably wondering about, I should probably give a brief overview as to what exactly a Rube Goldberg Machine actually is? Well, you’ve probably seen one before without knowing what it is called, essentially it is a chain of mechanical reactions designed to…


Finally, we’ve reached the climax of Assignment 2: The Obstacle Course. …


It’s been a long time coming but I have finally come round to writing a blog post on the design of my Ping-Pong Ball Launcher for the upcoming obstacle course challenge. The design problem that was assigned is:

A device is needed to project a ping-pong ball (or multiple balls)…


So the robots have finally arrived and I’ve been busy assembling mine and testing it out for the obstacle course challenge ahead! The assembly was a simple task and reminded me of my Lego days, but to ensure I outline the full process I took to complete this assignment, I’m…


Hello, so this week I split my time between designing the mechanical attachment for the robot and putting in some final touches on my Tumbler model in SolidWorks. The quality of the SolidWorks models my classmates have been working on are of an extremely high quality, so I’d be lying…


Hi again, I had to skip last week’s blog post as I had other assignments and work to catch up on. However, in the last week or so I’ve managed to make considerable progress with this project. A few check boxes I have recently ticked off include completing the design…


Hello again, since starting work on my Elegoo Tumbller Robot last week (which you can read about here) I’ve made good progress on the SolidWorks model. After writing the first post, I continued to draw up the initial designs for the rest of the individual components. As expected, some parts…


Hi, I’m Conor, I’m a 3rd year Mechanical Engineering with Management Student in Trinity College Dublin and this is a first attempt at documenting some of the work I have undertaken during my studies.

So, the main reason for this account is to demonstrate the progress being made on a…

Conor Kennedy

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