Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Second Meeting - Preview

Hi, my name is Toph Tucker. I'm one of the co-founders of the BSEC, and will probably be posting here a lot.

Although Vivek mentioned it earlier, here's a preview of our second meeting, which will be happening on Friday, October 28 in the Physics room (S5) below the Library.

Simple Machines Contest

In our first-ever competition, each group (you may work in pairs of two, with one group of three if we have an odd number of participants) must build a simple Rube Goldberg machine. The task (subject to change) is to move a ping pong ball through the most number of steps. (For example, rolling down a tube would be one step; falling into a cup might be another.)

We will supply materials. The rough list follows:
  • Ping Pong Balls
  • Straws
  • Balloons
  • Paper Cups
  • Cardboard Tubes
  • Paper
  • String
  • Paper Clips
  • Rubber Bands

We will also supply basic construction materials:

  • Tape
  • Glue
  • Scissors

We hope to see all club members there! Start planning!

Potato Gun Contest

In our first Ballistic Battle, two potato guns square off to see which can shoot the farthest. Stay tuned!

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