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Toy Physics - Part 1: Woodpecker on Pole

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Uploaded on Oct 8, 2008

http://video_demos.colostate.edu/

Dr. Dave and Dr. Tom explain the physics of a wooden woodpecker toy involving friction, impact, and dynamics.

This toy was purchased at: http://www.usillygoose.com

A technical analysis can be found here:
http://www.zfm.ethz.ch/~leine/postdoc...
and in the technical paper:
Leine, R.I., Van Campen, D.H and Glocker, Ch., "Nonlinear dynamics and modeling of various wooden toys with impact and friction", Journal of Vibration and Control, Vol. 9, pp. 25-78, 2003.

More engineering and physics-related video demonstrations can be found here:

http://video_demos.colostate.edu/

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