Rubber Band Vehicles

In the same competitive spirit, several people came out and stayed to tinker at the inaugural ASME mini Build-A-Thon. This year’s activity was building a rubber band powered vehicle out of K’nex, Legos, and rubber bands. Needless to say, there was a significant variety of designs prototyped, all with intriguing design choices.


At the starting line, the goal was simple: make your vehicle go the farthest. When the cars were released, a clear winner emerged from the fray, with one vehicle going nearly the full length of Spencer 133b. Congratulations to Francis Klincewicz on your win!


Everyone who came out certainly enjoyed themselves, and was quite content with their resulting vehicle after the hour-long build period allotted.

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Still many others merely came out to take advantage of the plenty of free food served at this event. Thank you to everyone who came out, and also a special thanks to the College of Engineering for allowing us to borrow the K’nex & Legos!


Behind the Chunkin

In case you hadn’t realized, a lot of work went into preparing our punkin chunkin for competition. We worked for over 150 man-hours and spent more than $300 worth of lumber, nuts, & bolts on our creation–but it was all worth it. Below are pictures of our design at various stages of completion during the design process.

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