Build challenges and other experiments
Each year new class experiments are conducted to illustrate a processes, technique, or concept related to product development. Since 2005, on-line journals or videos have been prepared for some of the highlights.
|2018||Race to rescue the dangles! Enjoy the build plans.|
|2018||Gorilla and banana demonstrate inattentional blindness!|
|2017||Defeat Dr. Defective and free Product Man. And yes, the vehicle plans are online too.|
|2016||All the thinks you can think! Save the fish from the frozen pond. Checkout the vehicle plans!|
|2015||You've been turned into frogs! Once upon and idea. See the plans for lily pad hopping devices.|
|2014||Traverse hot lava to "save" the ancient tomb (.mov, 170 MB). See the vehicle build plans.|
|2013||Healthy lifestyles! Fun, multi-person human-powered vehicles (.mov 70 MB, .mov 215 MB). See the vehicle build-plans.|
|2012||Global warming and the snowball battle to claim the Northwest passage! (.mov 35 MB, .mov 350MB). See the ball launcher plans.|
|2011||Bird launchers of the angry type (.mov 30 MB, .mov 863 MB). See the design sketches and patterns for the 2.009 birds. Also, see the bird cannon at the final presentations!|
|2010||The history of fire! (.mov, 34.6 MB, 6 minutes). Also, check the design drawings. You can also download the full resolution video (.mov, 370 MB) or a high resolution 3 minute shorter compendium (.mov, 155 MB).|
|2009||Hovercraft, the future is now! (.mov, 14.5 MB). You can also download the full resolution video (.mov, 656 MB).|
|2008||Walking on water (.mov, 96.5 MB). You can also download the full resolution video (.mov, 401 MB).
|2006||Archimedes Steam Cannon
Is it possible? Estimation and sketch modeling.
|Demise of the Pony Express
Is a ball relay faster than a horse? Estimation and idea testing.
|2005||Archimedes Death Ray
Is is possible? Estimation and sketch modeling.