Students Build a DIY Wooden Roller Coaster in Center of Campus

A group of MIT students designed and built a handmade roller coaster in their East Campus to demonstrate the physical principles like g-force and the engineering considerations that make these kinds of things actually work…and safe.

created at: 12/10/2014

This feature on explores some of the physics at play here, which I don’t begin to understand, but I’m into the idea here, and I love that this sort of thing that happens to 18-22 year olds when their natural talents and skills start to really take shape as undergraduates. 

Check out the full piece for videos, animated gifts, and lots of design and process shots. 

2014 MIT East Campus Coaster []