Saturday, 14 July 2012

Rube Goldberg Trigger

There is a large Rube Goldberg project in about to start (more details to follow). In preparation for that we needed an easy to activate trigger that could be set off in a number of different ways. I came up with this design that creates a large amount of force when activated but needs a minimal amount of force to trigger it (all of the holding force is passed through the frame rather than the latch). The ability to turn the trigger through different angles means that it can be pulled, pushed, lifted or dropped to activate. (svg here)