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Popsicle Stick Bridge

POPSICLE STICK BRIDGE PREZI
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shahal ahmed

on 10 November 2013

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Transcript of Popsicle Stick Bridge

The 's
Strongest
Longest
Lightest
and
By
Materials:
Introduction:
To make the longest, strongest and lightest popsicle stick bridge that will be able to take the load of a
150
pound person.
The fabrication process, design process, requirements, videos, some pictures, name of the group members, materials we used and an overview of the bridge.
Requirements
The bridge should be able to support a
150 pound
person who will be walking on it.
The small bridges should be
similar size
.
Divide the work between the group members
Goal:
What is in our prezi?
The Communication Manager
The Fabricator manager
Fayez
Shahal
Ryan
Praveen
The Quality Control Manager
The Communication Manager
The Fabricator
The Fabrication Manager
* Popsicle sticks -
4.5'' x 3/8''
* Carpenter's glue
* Jig
* Screwdriver
* Binder clips
* Tie members
* Paper towels
* Pen.
What is a truss bridge?
A truss bridge is a bridge whose supporting structure consists of a network or beams in a series of triangular sections.
Fabrication process:
Stringers-
* Place the dummy on a popsicle stick
* Apply glue on the side that is not covered with the dummy
* Place a popsicle stick on the glue side
* Press both of the sticks with a binder clip
* Wipe off excess glue.
Design Process
Planning
Fabricating
Evaluating
Communicating
*Listing the materials needed
*Assigning works to group members
*Following all the procedures
*Making the trusses and stringers
*Quality controlling
*Its when the bridge is manufactured
*Testing
*Explaining and describing our product
<<
which is the bridge
>>
What are the forces that a truss bridge must endure?
* Compression
* Tension
Trusses-
* Place one bottom and top stringer on the jig
* Tighten the screws
* Place two popsicle sticks on the side of the jig and glue them with the stringers
* Press both sticks with binder clips and wipe off excess glue
* Take eight more popsicle stick and place them according to the blueprint on the stringers
* Make trusses by gluing each popsicle stick with the stringers according to the blueprint by keeping 1/4'' of a inch gap between the closest gap of the sticks
* Press them with binder clips
* Wipe of excess glue.
Tie members-
* Take three of the trusses that were made
* Mark where 6 of the tie memebers will be put
* Apply glue on the tie member that is going to be placed on
* Place 3 tie members on the bottom trusses
* Wipe off excess glue
* Make sure the glue dries
* Flip the bridge upside down
* Place the other tie members on the marked place
* Wipe off excess glue
* Wait until the glue dries.
A picture of the Old Little Belt Bridge in Denmark
Youtube Video:
All popsicle sticks must be quality controlled before working
IT'S A TRUSS BRIDGE!
MR.
MR.
MR.
MRS.
Work together as a

team
=
A stone bridge in
Macedonia
*
Or sometimes both
(in response to dynamic loads)
.
Different kinds of trusses
This is my bridge!
Capisce?
Its

not
a truss bridge
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