Thursday, January 28, 2010

Just pennies

Along the lines of last week's challenge -- place all of the coins from your house on the table. Then build something.

Good luck.

Solutions from around the world!

Paper and Pencils Solutions

We had marvelous participation this week and some magnificent solutions.

Abundant congratulations to:

Orca, Alce, Zee, Boo, Jonathan

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Just Pencils and Paperclips

Put a handful of pencils and paperclips on the table.

The challenge is to make something -- anything. If it has articulated components that is even better!

Good luck.

Hook and Ladder Solutions

Congratulations to the only engineers brave enough to complete our challenge:

Boo and Zee.

You can read more about their solution here.

Here are some awesome pictures of some fantastic hook and ladders!

Ish joined in and did a marvelous job! Read more about his creation here:

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Hook and Ladder

The challenge:

Build a hook and ladder using the following materials --

a cereal box
2 toilet paper tubes
a handful of straws
a handful of toothpicks or paperclips (not both)
2 pencils
2 index cards
a handful of pushpins

Good luck!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Lots of Clever Self-sufficient Fishermen(women) Out There!

Check out these fantastic fishing rods:

Congratulations to Josh and Jacob. You should be proud:

And here are some great pics from T. You can read about her solution here.

And, as always, Zee did a great job. You can read about his creation here.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Elevated Egg Solutions

Check out this solution by Zee, or Zeedini, the only one brave enough to submit his elevated egg picture! Magnfico! You should be proud for sticking with it!

Animated Animal Solutions

Check out this awesome animated animal that the Langdons created! I hope you are proud!

Gone Fishin'

Your challenge is to build a fishing rod with a reel using the following materials.

5 paperclips
a toilet paper roll or paper towel roll (not both)
6 feet of string
a stick or pole of your choice
5 inches of duck tape
a pin or a brad
an index card
a pencil
1 object of your choice (but if you use this option, you must leave out one from above)

Reel something in and send us your pictures!

Happy New Year!