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
At-Home Engineering Challenge #1
At-Home Engineering Challenge #2
After all challenges complete, this leader will earn a $50 Amazon gift card
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