Digger

I was watching a construction site, wondering about the odd shape of the digger's main arm. Why would it be bent? Physics and leverage? I asked a physicist and he didn't know. Then I saw a chart [url]http://ilovecharts.tumblr.com/post/75900886203/a-chart-of-digger-reach-sarah[/url] and realized it was geometry! Play around with your own design, and compare it to the actual. Would it be possible to make a digger that reaches too far?

 

John Golden

 
Material Type
Activity
Tags
digger  construction  design  angle  circle 
Target Group (Age)
6 – 10
Language
English (United States)
 
 
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4.4
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