Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Cool Crazy Cantilevers -- Week Twenty-Nine Solutions

Jake built a canteliever 45 inches from the counter edge. He used a 1/4 of a packet of spaghetti and a 1/4 of a roll of tape. Cool!

Boo and Zee also joined the fun. Using spaghetti and tape, they constructed cantilevers that were only supported by one end of the dining table. Zee immediately made a bundle of spaghetti "for strength". Their cantilevers were 36 and 27 inches! Magnificent. You can read more about it here.

Moomintroll and Snufkin also created some creative cantilevers! Tremendous. Moomintroll simply taped some spaghetti together as long as it could support itself and then taped one end directly to the table. It could support a roll of sellotape, although as the roll was moved along away from the table, the cantilever was less able to support it.

Snufkin constructed hers with tape supports rather like those on a suspension bridge. Hers was also able to support a roll of tape and extend slightly further.

The Leingangs joined late on this one but did an incredible job -- theirs held a full box of cereal!:

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