Monthly Archives: June 2011

Lift and Drag Measurement: Post 2

Fellow Basement Scientists, The last installment brought about the development of the lift and draft measurement mechanism. However, we still needed to build the device hold it. Before designing our anchor contraption, we must understand all of what it is … Continue reading

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Lift and Drag Measurment Gauge

On to the Next! In order to conduct science you need measurements. For our Wind Tunnel tests investigating fluid mechanics and aeronautics we need to measure lift and drag. There are a lot of ways to measure lift and drag, … Continue reading

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When the Going Gets Tough

Dear Fellow Basement Scientists, Having built our wind tunnel and realized that construction takes a lot of patience, time, and effort, do not be discouraged! Completing meaningful work is often difficult and at times frustrating. When you reach this point … Continue reading

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Project: Wind Tunnel

One night laying in bed, I often can’t fall asleep because I am thinking about mechanical things, I was thinking about wing designs. Many PhDs, professors, and companies are trying to think of innovative aircraft design for increased performance. I … Continue reading

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Mission Statement: Basement Science

Hello Folks, I call myself Ben Washington. I have initiated this blog to record my personal executions into science. I call this Basement Science, since my experiments and investigations are conducted in my free time and in my home.

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