http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OlWr_uJQmiY This is another persons video on a Lego marble run it really is good, but I haven’t got the resources of Lego like this person had, mostly the reason for the research is so that I get a better understanding of how the marble will move through the run.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-zcsieI8kM This one is more extreme I don’t think I will ever see anything like this in our class but it’s awesome to see there is things like this on the internet.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTxmTTisThY This one is really well made and well built, I really like some of the mechanisms that are involved with this one and the way they get it to move up the stairs is really cool. One thing I have learnt from this is that wood and metal are the best two runners for marbles. One of the problems everyone faces is getting the marble to run for more than 20 seconds. Some of the problems that we face are getting the marble to run but not to quickly, the marble needs momentum but if it travels with high velocity then the run would be over to fast. Also gravity and friction play a huge part in the speed of the marbles travel in any direction, gravity will only help if the marble goes down.
Tim Burton Is a film and artist, he creates mostly gothic based themes. We decieded to go for Tim as he is a very famous gothic artist, his work includes Beetle Juice, Sweeney Todd. Batman,The Nightmare Before Christmas and Alice In Wonderland.
I really like his style its very gothic, yet very calm and friendly. To say gothic is scaryhe gives the feel to gothic themes a whole new feel, this is one of the reasons why we chose Tim Burton as he doesn’t make things to scary but yet friendly. Almost like casper the ghost.