Each team will recieve the same materials to create a Rube Goldberg machine. This is a timed event and all machines will be showcased at the same time. The number of mechanical effects, creative use of materials and the machine that takes the LONGEST to complete the task wins.
Design it - Build it - Race it - WIN it. This challenge give each participant an equal opportunity to win. When you arrive at the Challenge booth, you will be given materials to design and build your race car. To keep it fair, the build time will be limited to a maximum of 30 minutes. Once the car is built, we will photograph it and the designer/builder and assign a race time. Since this is a timed race, only one car races at a time. The objective is to be the fasters car on the track. We will use an electronic circuit to release and calculate the time of your run. The race time will be posted as soon as the car crosses the finish line providing instant feedback on where the stands in relation to other race cars. Of course the car is yours to keep. The track is 64' long and soars 20' up.
SLOOOOW EGG DROP TIME CHALLENGE
Design it – Build it – Drop it – WIN it. This challenge give each participant an equal opportunity to win. When you arrive at the Challenge booth, you will be given materials to design and build your Egg Drop Parachute. To keep it fair, the build time will be limited to a maximum of 30 minutes. Once the egg drop parachute is built, we will photograph it and the designer/builder and assign a drop time. Since this is a timed race, only one parachute is dropped at a time. The objective is to be the slowest and safest landing from the drop point, 5 stories in the air! We will use a stop watch to record the time of your drop and investigate the damage of the egg. Damage to the egg results in a disqualification. The parachute and builder (with proper consent) will be displayed on our giant 28′ screen during the actual drop time. The drop time will be posted as soon as the times are recorded. Of course the parachute is yours to keep.
HOVERCRAFT - OBSTACLE COURSE RACE
PADDLE BOAT - DESIGN, BUILD, RACE
Design, build and race your rubber band powered paddle boat.
ROUGH TERRAIN VEHICLE - DESIGN, BUILD, RACE
Design and build a vehicle that conquers our rough terrain trail. We provide the motor and lots of miscellaneous stuff, you provide the creativity.
MARSHMALLOW/SPAGHETTI TOWER CHALLENGE
Does your school, organization, club, etc. compete in high school level academic challenges, or do you want to put together your own team and join the competition? This event will be challenging and is designed for students to show their knowledge in all aspects of STEAM. If this is your thing, bring it on.
4 large marshmallows, 7 bamboo skewers, a thin rubber band, a plastic spoon and masking tape is all kids need to catapult marshmallows across a room.
GIANT CONNECT 4 CHALLENGE
So you think you are a Connect 4 champion? Challenge our computer to see which one of you is the better player. Good Luck - You are going to need it.