Every two weeks, Funbotics will release an engineering challenge to be completed by students. Each week will feature a different challenge with details concerning that challenge linked to a Google Doc. The 3 highest scorers will be spotlighted on our Instagram page and the highest scorer will win a prize! Those that consistently participate and earn the most points will have a chance to win a Funbotics Scholarship. 

Our Latest Fun Challenge is detailed below!

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Your objective is to build the tallest freestanding structure possible using only spaghetti (or similar noodle type) and tape. You will be judged in 3 different categories outlined in the rubric below.

All submissions are due by August 6th, 2021 at 5:00 PM EST.

Good luck!

Look for full instructions in the link here!

Objective

Your objective is to build the tallest freestanding structure possible using only spaghetti

(or similar noodle type) and tape. You will be judged in 3 different categories outlined in

the rubric below. Good luck!

Rules

  • Only use the materials allowed: noodles and tape
  • The base of the tower must fit inside a 1 foot by 1 foot square
  • The tower must be freestanding
  • Nothing may hold or support the tower (including tape) except for the base on which it stands
  • Must stand on its own for a minimum of 5 seconds
  • You must submit all necessary documentation by August 6th, 2021 via the submission guidelines outlined below.
 

Deliverables

Video: In one continuous video, record your tower standing on its own for a minimum of 5 seconds. The video does not need to be longer than 10 seconds in length.

Document (Optional): Submit a document detailing the design process. The design
process may detail brainstorming, selecting the idea, construction, testing, and any
conclusions.
 

Tips

● Although it’s called the “Spaghetti Tower Challenge” you can use different types

of noodles or combinations of such!

● Think about what types of structures and figures are strongest!