NASA Spinoff Database: Bowling Ball Spotting

NASA Center: Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Public Release Year: 1985
Reference Number: JPL-SO-105
Category: Consumer/Home/Recreation
Origin: NASA Computer Search Determining The Center of An Objects Mass

Exactatron, an accurate weighing and spotting system in bowling ball manufacture, was developed by Ebonite International engineers with the assistance of a NASA computer search which identified Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) technology. The JPL research concerned a means of determining the center of an object's mass, and an apparatus for measuring liquid viscosity, enabling Ebonite to identify the exact spotting of the drilling point for top weighting.

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Page Number in Published book: 64-65

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