Tales of Lost Labs: What Happened to Ramp and Roll?

This week’s episode is a Mini-lab.  Mini-lab episodes are shorter versions of the same shows you find at laboutloud.com.

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Have you ever relied upon a lab or resource so much that you don’t know what you would do without it?  This mini-lab episode discusses such a tool that was lost and then found again – Mihara Naoki’s Ramp and Roll. Originally developed to assist introductory physics students understand the simple motion of ball rolling on a ramp, Ramp and Roll’s unique user-friendly interface calculates and graphs the position, velocity and acceleration of the ball all in real time while the ball is rolling. Listen to this mini-lab episode to hear more about Ramp and Roll as Dale takes a trip down memory lane to share how it was lost, found and eventually came to be hosted at Lab Out Loud.

Link: Ramp and Roll

If you have used Ramp and Roll, please leave a thank you note as a comment for Mihara Naoki.  And if you have any Lost Lab ideas like this one, please reach out to Lab Out Loud through our contact page or tweet to us at @laboutloud.


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