Bridge Building

A youthworkshop from EMF 2022 by Jeffrey Roe, Christian Kortenhorst

On Sunday June 5, 2022 at in Youth Workshop

A family workshop where we gather in teams to build bridges out of lollipop sticks and using hot glue guns. The format of the sessions is a short talk about the engineering principles in bridge design. Then we split up into teams and work together to make a bridge that spans 35cm.

After an hour we all come together to test each bridge by hanging weights off its centre. Each bridge is tested to destruction. The bridge that holds the most weight is the winner and they receive a small token prize.