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How about adding an idea on to all these suggestions for a vehicle of some type: mandate that the vehicle must be collapsable in some way to fit through a small opening (drain culvert, House door etc.) I'm thinking about the Floats in the Rose parade that have to collapse down to get under obsticals and go around corners. Combine this with all these suggestions for cranes etc. and I think you would have a winner. It could even be broken down and hand carried by the team. Anybody want to build on this?? Help me out here!!

-- John Rohleder (, February 06, 2001


i have no clue but go to ask jeeves .com it is a good sight

-- Crystal (, February 06, 2001.

I can't think of a challenge, but here are some examples of collapsible vehicles
Some canoes and kayaks can be folded.
Inflatable rafts
Some bikes collapse
Scissor scaffolding
Pop-up camper
Fork lifts
Small utility trailers have folding tongues
Big camping trailers have a section that expands horizontally
A penis. Think about it, it's a sperm-mobile!

-- Mark Richter (, February 07, 2001.

There is a company in Seattle that already makes collapsable cranes, hoists and forklifts to fit through doorways although there is always room for something new

-- Richard Hay (, February 11, 2001.

Actually, this was a challenge that appeared in a creative problem solving competition for schoolkids called Odyssey of the Mind about 10 years ago or so. The object was to build a functional, powered vehicle that could collapse to the size of a large suitcase! Most often, they were powered by cordless drills or similar tools.

If I remember correctly, the teams could only spend a maximum of around $150 or so on the project. Like all Odyssey of the Mind problems, the parents could not help in any way, shape, or form. The kids had to do all of the design and building work themselves.

-- Brian Rivera (, February 12, 2001.

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