Coin Flipper

Made by Max Kessler

Based on a class project entitled "Stupid Pet Project”, the objective was to take a simple task and build an unexpected interaction.

In this project, the relationship between physics and the mechanics of the tools at hand are explored.  A Jameco Motor powers the coin-flipping-lever to shoot the coin approximately 20" every time.  Challenges included the physics of the spring vs. motor strength, and the material strength in relation to that determined motor power.  Through prototyping and iteration, the project uses a simple interaction, and brings an interesting perspective to the typically overlooked action of coin flipping.

 

The Coin Flipper

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