Engineering in a Box

Duration: 10:00am - 1:00pm

Description: Each student team will design and build an apparatus from the same basic instructions & parts provided in a kit. The instructions will provide general "how-to" steps for building using t-slot framing material but not describe required details. The variety of materials included in the kit will allow individual decisions by each team regarding, but not limited to: 

  • Overall size, shape 
  • Functionality

Teams will also be provided with basic tools needed to build the prototype, such as fasteners and wrenches etc. The goal of the competition is to construct an apparatus that conforms to the requirements of the challenge

Format: Build kits, tools and a work surface will be will be provided to each team. Each team will design, build, and utilize (1) apparatus in the allotted time of 150 minutes. At the end of the building phase of the competition, each team will utilize their apparatus to score points.