College student builds roller coaster model with authentic control system

Posted Tuesday, June 1, 2021 11:11 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Using computers, a 3D-Printer and having the cooperation of the world’s coolest mom who let him take over her dining room table for two years, Jared Holladay was able to construct the eight-foot-long coaster. Initially, Jared was gathering up junk parts to control all this and that’s when Rockwell Automation in Twinsburg heard about the ambitious scope of the project and helped him out.

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Tuesday, June 1, 2021 1:21 PM

A little concerned about the pacing after the MCBR. :)

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Tuesday, June 1, 2021 2:52 PM
Vater's avatar

Dining room table 3D printed coaster > Rip Ride Rockit

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Tuesday, June 1, 2021 2:58 PM
Jeff's avatar

I'm impressed with all of the legit control gear used on it. The dude has real blocking and a real control panel.


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Tuesday, June 1, 2021 3:59 PM
HeyIsntThatRob?'s avatar

If I had to take a guess, it's close to $20K worth of controls hardware he's got on that ride. Pretty sweet! I like the PanelView 5000 touch screen, too!

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Wednesday, June 2, 2021 11:47 AM

"kIdS tOdAy aRe lAzY"

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Saturday, June 5, 2021 8:21 PM

HeyIsntThatRob? said:

If I had to take a guess, it's close to $20K worth of controls hardware he's got on that ride. Pretty sweet! I like the PanelView 5000 touch screen, too

I CaN haZ fr33 stuffs 2?!?!?

Last edited by Red Garter Rob, Saturday, June 5, 2021 8:22 PM

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