Date: Tue, 22 Mar 2005 12:32:34 -0500

Author: cablem

Subject: Re: leaf blower, packing peanuts and Bernoulli


Oh lord. I hope they have a good-natured janitorial staff with all those
peanuts. I've seen something similar with toilet paper. It propels huge
streamers of toilet paper into the audience and is a little easier to
clean up as long as it doesn't get wet.


On 3/22/2005 11:46 AM, Patricia Sievert wrote:

> Do any of you have construction tips for an attachment for a leaf
> blower to pull packing peanuts from a bin and blow them out into an
> audience? A high school near here is trying to construct one after
> hearing me mention that I had seen this done (probably in Colorado).
> I've given them some third hand tips, but they are having trouble
> making it work. Any suggestions?
> Pati

Machele Cable
Lab Manager
Physics Dept.
Wake Forest University
Winston-Salem, NC 27109

Phone: 336-758-5532
Fax: 336-758-6142

"Foxtrot", 7/1/2004:
"3...2...1...Lift off!"
"I think the payload was too top heavy."
"Maybe we shouldn't try launching Barbies."
From Tue Mar 22 12:48:16 2005