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Walker Vector Addition

PIRA 1A40.14

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Description:

These walking toys are pulled forward by a weighted string that hangs over the edge of the table. When the toy gets close enough to the edge of the table, the vector no longer pulls forward; instead, it pulls straight down. The toy stops walking at this point.

Recipe and
Location:

Walker

Video:

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Notes:

Using a sharp edges table works best. The toy may slip and fall over a rounded edge.

 

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