Link to DAS 3 team page.
- 1 Week0 Activities
- 2 Week1 Activities
- 3 Week2 Activities
- 4 Week3 Activities
- 5 Week4 Activities
Give instructor top 3 project choice list
- Ice Spikes
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Create a starter bridge composed of Balsa Wood.
Research stress on different bridge structures, and the various shapes used to create the truss structures.
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Week1 Peer Review
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Week2 Peer Review
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Reviewed Truss Structures and Bridge formations
Using a continuous span base is ideal for a spaghetti or starter bridge, because of it's one piece design. Using triangular truss structures and a pony truss design will maximize strength of bridge and not discount the weight of the bridge.
Begin construction of bridge, assisting group with what is already done.
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Research done on spaghetti and construction of spaghetti bridge.
Spaghetti bridges are quite complex, they put your understanding of tension and civil engineering skills to work. Much easier than balsa wood due to the fact that spaghetti is far more flimsy than balsa wood. Links to spaghetti bridge information is recorded below.