Phun Physics Sim: Big Dropper Fairground Ride

Unfortunately the video below is rather poor quality, due to youtube’s encoding – click here to see it in higher quality.

Why?
My physics teacher recently broke his wrist/arm/something, and as there are only a few physics lessons left before the summer holidays (at time of writing: 2) we won’t be getting another teacher. Instead we were set work to ‘investigate the forces on a 70kg person on a fairground ride’ – a poor attempt at compensating for the theme-park trip missed as a result of the broken bone (he was going to drive us). This led me and friends to have a play with phun, to produce some fairground-ish rides, of which the ‘Big Dropper’ was the most successful.

The video was recorded using RecordMyDesktop after having tried several other programs which failed to do the job – xvidcap and glc both failed to record a decent video. RecordMyDesktop produced an Ogg Theora format video which I then uploaded straight to youtube.

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Phun Physics Sim: Big Dropper Fairground Ride

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