How Dominoes Are Engineered


Dominoes are a popular game, used for playing many different games. They are rectangular in shape, twice as long as they are wide. One side bears an arrangement of spots, called pips, which resemble those on a dice, while the other is blank or identically patterned. Depending on the variant, the value of a domino may be indicated by its pips or by its rank (i.e., its value in a specific game), or it may have no pips at all (indicating that the domino is a “double-blank,” meaning it can be used for either 0 or 14 points).

Hevesh designs her mind-blowing domino installations using a version of the engineering-design process. She starts with a theme or purpose and brainstorms images or words that might help convey it. Then she creates test versions of each section. She films them in slow motion to catch any problems and make corrections as needed. She then begins assembling the sections, building up 3-D arrangements before adding flat arrangements and then lines of dominoes.

Physicist Stephen Morris, who studies the laws of physics, says that when a domino is standing upright, it has potential energy based on its position. As the domino falls, much of this energy is converted to kinetic energy, or the energy of motion, and some of this energy is transmitted to the next domino, providing the push it needs to knock over that domino. This causes domino after domino to fall, creating a chain reaction.

If you’ve ever lined up dominoes to form a picture, you’ve experienced the beauty of Domino art. In fact, it’s a popular hobby for many people, and Domino’s Pizza has even added an online Domino Designer that allows customers to create their own domino track designs.

In addition to being a fun game, Dominoes has been used to teach students the principles of physics and computer programming. A domino track can be designed in many ways, including straight lines, curved lines, grids that form pictures, or 3D structures such as towers and pyramids. Domino tracks can also be arranged to make patterns, such as hearts and circles.

Another way that Domino’s has utilized technology is to innovate new ways for customers to order their pizzas, such as texting an emoji or using Amazon Echo devices. This allows them to stay ahead of the competition and provide a better experience for their customers.

Despite the popularity of Domino’s innovations, the company hasn’t forgotten its roots and continues to work hard to provide the best quality food in the world. They’ve also invested in their community, making donations to various schools and organizations around the country. They’ve also been recognized as a top workplace by Fortune and Great Place to Work, indicating that the company continues to be dedicated to their employees and the community at large. The most important thing is that Domino’s remains a family-owned business that values their employees and customers.