Olympics FAQ

Updated on March 1.

Question 1:
For the mobile project, some students want to include a precessing wheel w/motor that would have to be initialized.  How would that work with presenting / judging?  Can a student demonstrate it?  Should it be startable with a switch that anyone can use?  Since motors are encouraged, how do you envision this playing out?
Answer:  The students should not be needed to start the mobile.  It should be obvious on how to start the mobile for the judges (such as a switch, push button, etc) and audience.
Question: How heavy are the balls for the Inertia Ball
Answer:  16 pound balls