For all you students and engineers bored at home, I present my At-Home Engineering Challenge 3: Marble Run
Using a “marble” and a “cup”
And any other materials you choose
Construct a marble run that lasts for exactly 60 seconds
-Time begins when you release the marble and ends when it lands in the cup.
-Marble and cup aren’t strictly defined, get creative!
-Competition runs through 5pm Eastern on Monday (April 13th - delaying one day because I won’t be looking at this on Easter).
-Please link a still picture of your build, and upload and link a video of your marble run in action.
-Kids are encouraged to participate, though careful what’s in frame for your picture and video.
-All decisions final, don’t like my rules, run your own competition.
You will earn (pay attention, once again this is different):
1 point for every competition you participate in
1 point for making it easy to verify your marble run time wasn’t due to video manipulation (Suggestions below)
1 point for making a marble run time between 10 seconds and 90 seconds
1 point for making a marble run time between 30 seconds and 80 seconds
1 point for making a marble run time between 45 seconds and 70 seconds
3 points for making a marble run with time between 55 and 65 seconds (these time points stack)
2 points for best theming (awarded at my digression, you must really dress up your marble run),
2 points for most ingenious solution (I will post a video of “most ingenious” from my coworker at Flexware, you must top this)
2 points for having the largest “marble” (run must last at least 10 seconds, other rules must be followed - “marble” must land in a “cup”)
Suggestions for earning verification point -
Have a stopwatch or clock with seconds in frame (use your laptop with https://www.timeanddate.com/stopwatch/ full screen),
Play audio of a recognized song in the background with your camera mic picking it up
Talk through the video and describe the marble run as its going
After all challenges complete, this leader will earn a $50 Amazon gift card
Sam_J4409 - 14
ChopinWood - 12
Jacob_Banooni - 5
Ari_2412 - 4
Karaoke - 4
jago21 - 4
JKBear331 - 3
JimboFee - 2
UnofficialForth - 2
Lipstick - 2
PaytonB - 2
Brittan - 1