Mechanics > Kinematics > Projectile Motion DCS# 1D60.30

MONKEY AND HUNTER


APPARATUS
launcher with photogate, ball and ramrod
107-02-A3
electromagnet drop box and circuit box
107-02-A3
target or stuffed toy monkey with steel plate
107-02-A3
rod on table clamp
202-08-D
right angle clamp 202-01-E3
support rod
202-03-C1
C clamp
202-01-E6
long connecting cables
107-02-A3
landing pad
202-01-A

DESCRIPTION
The launcher is aimed at the suspended target.  Set the circuit box so the photogate trigger is armed.  Pull the launcher string up to release the ball.
 
NOTES

Set this up on the demonstration bench behind the chalkboards.

Use the ramrod to load the ball to the medium range of the launcher, with the photogate trigger disarmed.
Don't leave the target on the magnet too long or it may become magnetized and adhere when released.

There is also a stuffed monkey target.
 
Here's a video of Harvard's version of this demo, viewed from both the monkey and hunter's frames of reference, and in slow motion: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jGZnMf3rPo

REFERENCES
 
Pasco projectile launcher
Freier and Anderson, Mb-16.
Sutton, M-92.