Did you ever wonder how a roller coaster works? The answer is revealed in this video which shares the “magic” behind the technology powering Valravn roller coaster at Cedar Point Amusement Park in Sandusky, Ohio.
As part of the “It’s Not Magic, It’s Science” series, STEM influencer Jay Flores explains how sensors connected to Rockwell’s Programmable Logic Controller work together to help the vehicle purposefully navigate the ride’s track quickly and safely.
This video was created in partnership with Cedar Point as a part of its student and youth programming.
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Published March 9, 2021