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Copy of NEWSPAPER TOWER CHALLENGE
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Paper Prices Double
Constraints: design limitations placed on products by outside factors, such as available materials, cost, and environmental impact
FOREST FIRE DEVASTATES PAPER COMPANIES
You have $25 million dollars to construct your tower.
1 coin = $1 million
Cost of supplies:
3 half sheets for $1 million
10cm of tape: $2 million
Scissor Rental: $1 million
NO RETURNS OR EXCHANGES
You may want to save money to buy supplies later.
3 half sheets of paper now costs $2 million
Wednesday , September 28th, 2016
Vol XCIII, No. 311
Tape prices almost TRIPLE!
3M Develops New Super Sticky Post-it, Adhesive supplies run low!
Design and construct a model tower using only newspaper tape and scissors.
NEWSPAPER TOWER CHALLENGE
10cm of tape now costs $5 million
Your task mirrors the challenges that engineers are given in the real world.
objectives, requirements and constraints such as budgets, material limitations and deadlines.
An engineering team that can design a structure to meet the objectives with the fewest materials (hence, less cost), is favored over other companies that cannot utilize the given materials as effectively.
Think about the real skyscrapers you have seen as inspiration.
What are their shapes?
What are their foundations like?
You just lost 3 minutes of work time!
What is Engineering?