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1 What about some sort of power lift. The abjective would be to see how many pounds each thing could lift. Or to see witch one could lift the most in a limited amount of time.
2 Or a machine to dig a hole down to something or to see witch one can fill the most dump trucks in a limited amount of time.
3 Or have the two groups build contraptions that would be droped out of a plane. And the contraptions would have to stay up as long as posible and diliver there cargo to the ground safly.(unmaned)
4 Or have them build something that can hold up the most in water. It couldnt be atached to the ground it would have to flote.(unmaned)
5 Or a submierine that had to have a team menber in side of it. The person whould have to stay dri. Then they would have to drive it through a corse not for points but for s
-- Jeff (Gchip24@aol.com), January 14, 2001
Three out of five?
-- Waddy Thompson (email@example.com), January 14, 2001.
I like the power lifters idea.
How about a challenge where they need to move the most mass from point A to point B as possible in a limited amount of time.
They would have a choice of weights, say 500lb / 1000lb / 2000lb. Moving one 2000lb weight slowly would score the same as four 500lb weights quickly. They can move more than 1 weight at a time if they choose.
Different strategies could result in very different designs.
-- Dan Hollis (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 14, 2001.
When I started writing it I only had 3 but I finished with 5 and forgot to change it.Sorr
-- Jeff (Gchip24@aol.com), January 14, 2001.
Funny, I was planning to post a suggestion similar to #2. Each team must get their contraption 100 meters to a flag, open a 2'x2'x2' box, get something out of it, and return to the starting line.
Catch: the box is buried 4' under the flag.
-- Eric (email@example.com), January 15, 2001.