Challenges

All Design Challenges

Hack a Box

Build a box that only you know how to open and is safe from hackers.

Engineer a Flow Control System

Build a system that controls the movement of material and shuts off automatically.

Build a Joystick

Build a joystick that can turn on and turn off multiple things

Build a Helicopter

Build a helicopter that flies at least ten feet in the air and stays up for three seconds while carrying one penny.

Build a Lightweight Airplane Wing

Build a lightweight wing structure that is 12 inches long and can hold up a heavy load (weight) without deflecting.

Deploy a Satellite

Build a satellite with a 6-inch square body that can deploy its own solar wings and antennae, and can fit inside a 9-inch diameter tube.

Build a Plane Powered by Stored Energy

Build a plane that is powered by stored energy from a rubber band, balloon or spring. The plane should be able to fly straight for 5 feet.

Build a Cantilever

Make a cantilever that can hold 5 marbles at least 12 inches away from its base structure.

Build a 3-D Object out of Tetrahedra

Build a 3-D object out of tetrahedra that is as big as you are.