All Design Challenges

Build a Long Spanning Wing

Build a wing that can support its own weight over a span of at least two feet. Inspired by Boeing’s Phantom Eye

Design a Set of Mechanical Genes

Design a set of mechanical genes that control the way something grows.

Build a DNA Origami Inspired Structure

Make a container (out of pasta) that can travel along a zipline and deliver a cargo (candy).

Build a Robotic Face

Build a robotic face that can make facial expressions using simple machines.

Build a “No Wire” Circuit

Create a circuit that has no metal wires and uses at least three different conductors.

Engineer an Electronic Water Level Detector

Build an open circuit that completes when the water level drops below a certain level and/or goes above a certain level.

Balance a Dinosaur

Build a dinosaur at least 6" tall that can balance on two legs using counterbalances.

Construct a Crane

Build a crane that uses simple machines and mechanical advantage to move heavy objects.

Engineer a Safe Stopping Robot

Engineer a robot that turns itself off when it leaves a safe area.