A variety of challenge suggestionsgreenspun.com : LUSENET : Junkyard Wars : One Thread
Here are a variety of suggestions for potential future challenges...
Build me a mechanically operated elevator system to transport teammates one at a time to the top of a ten foot platform.
Build me an oven, capable of successfully baking a souffle.
Start me a fire using a combination of three independently mechanised maneuvers that spur one non mechanised action which sparks the fire.
How about a motorized tug of war.
Build me a bow, capable of delivering a 4 foot long arrow 100 feet to a target.
-- julius orth (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 01, 2001
Build a crane capable of lifting a large mass over a high wall and placing it accurately on a target position on the other side of the wall.
Build rockets that are fired into the distance along a line. Base the score on distance traveled and subtract the distance from the target line.
Build unmaned aircraft that is scored on the length of time in flight.
Build a powered winch capable of pulling a large mass up an incline over a specified distance. Make the contest a race.
-- Jeffrey A. Woodwick (Home-Tech@webtv.net), February 01, 2001.
Build a machine that deletes all of the bad posts that come up on all of these message boards.
-- Danny Hemorrhoid (Aceflyer419@aol.com), January 26, 2002.