Inverted Pendulum

Inverted Pendulum

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Located on the 2nd floor in the Legacy gallery.

Push the button to launch the inverted pendulum. The computer system tries to keep the pendulum in a vertical position. The weight at the top of the inverted pendulum is magnetic and has the same polarity as the rotating knob at the top of the exhibit. See whether you can "out maneuver" the computer system and "knock over" the pendulum by rotating the magnet.

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