# Thread: My physics spaghetti project (56kers beware)

1. ## My physics spaghetti project (56kers beware)

2. hmm the BMW section ehh?
What are you going to do with the spaghetti passwird?

3. Ooooh.. I like hitting people with wet noodles.

4. bridge?

5. u kno somewhere on da other side of da globe, or on our streets, there are hungry starvin people out there?

Can't say I didn't try to persuade ya

I'm hungry! go fix me up some spaghetti! preferably some of the fresh ones from the bag!

6. Yeah, it looks like a bridge that is being built....

7. And my recently completed project:

http://www.lemonizer.com/articles/si...silvershoe.htm

8. I would show a picture of my recently completed project, but it would be breaking the rules.

9. Yea it's a bridge.
Doing it for a contest.

Some rules: Bridge must weigh less than 1 pound. Can only use normal white elmer's-type glue. Width must be between 3.5" - 5".

Soooooooo so close to finishing.

10. so in the contest, what does it have to with hold?

11. nice job. so wut do u win??

12. We had a similar project when I was in HS. Some of the guys in the class coated their entire bridge with glue. Cheaters.

13. Load: The load will be applied by putting weights in a hanging container that is hooked onto a 3x3" rectangular plate placed at the midspan of each bridge. The bridge sould have a hole that is at least 1.5" long and .25" wide for the hook to go through and support the container. (see figure)
The bridge that supports the largest load before failure wins.

Failure of the bridge is defined as any of the following scenarios:
1. The bridge breaks into two or more pieces.
2. The load applied causes bridge to be unstable and fall, even if the bridge stays in one piece.
3. Excessive bending of the bridge occurs.[quote]

Attached to the hook will be a string. The string will be tied to a bucket handle. The bridge will span across 2 desks 18" apart. So the bucket will be hanging in the air. Then I just start putting in weights and hope i don't kill my bridge.

1st place:
\$100 for group (me and defender48)
Trophy & plaque (for school)

2nd:
\$60
Trophy

3rd:
\$40
Trophy

edit: must add some more rules
a) A spaghetti stick cannot be completely surrounded by other sticks. At least 30% of the length of a stick must be visible.

b) No more than 50% of the length of any stick may be laminated with glue.

c) Sticks may be cut shorter, but each piece must be at least 3.5" long. No more than 50% of the shortened length may be laminated with glue.

14. Originally posted by passwird
1st place:
\$100 for group (me and defender48)
Trophy & plaque (for school)
is it a multi-school event?

15. i did one out of tooth picks this year, it came out pretty good though it looked like crap, held 19 kilos , beat every one else and their multi-night efforts , gotta love procrastination...

16. Originally posted by DoPeY5007
is it a multi-school event?
Yes, sir. And the contest is going to be held at a local community college. I'll be driving up there to enter my bridge in the contest. Gonna impress all the college chicks with my l337 drivin skillz.

17. His group member (who could that be) would like to point out that his teammate did not call said group member to ask for more help...

!!

18. Originally posted by defender48
His group member (who could that be) would like to point out that his teammate did not call said group member to ask for more help...

!!

Damnit. I hope you're happy now, jon. You scared everyone away with your post and now no one is replying.

19. Originally posted by xsiled2
i did one out of tooth picks this year, it came out pretty good though it looked like crap, held 19 kilos , beat every one else and their multi-night efforts , gotta love procrastination...
Sweet, I love procrastination. I had to do a project once where we were supposed to put an egg in a shoebox and 2 bricks on each side and drop it from the 4th story of the school. The egg wasn't supposed to break, everyone else had these crazy contraptions, I wait till the last nite and wraped the egg in a paper towel, threw it in a coozie, threw the bricks in and some of those packaging peanuts , mine didn't break at all. Took me a whole 10 minutes.

20. Oh yea. The bridge has to be under 1 pound. I think we're cuttin' it just a bit too close.

21. Originally posted by passwird
Oh yea. The bridge has to be under 1 pound. I think we're cuttin' it just a bit too close.
well don't add anything and hope that scale is right, as well as the one @ the site you be doing the event!!!

22. Worst-case scenario, you can break off a piece and start .

Good luck!

23. wow, i didn't know that the intel bunny has such strong feelings towards websites!

and i had done something like that at princeton when i was younger, but it was SOOOOOOO long ago, i can't remember exactly what we had to accomplish.

but i remember it was fun!

24. i did that project in 8th grade, my bridge held about 200 pounds

25. cool bridge...hope it holds up!

26. But that bridge is made of wood...

27. Originally posted by ChrisMG187
But that bridge is made of wood...
no it isn't

look @ the firts pics

28. The results are in.

Our bridge held a whopping 6 kilos. That's pretty bad, but I saw two bridges that couldn't even hold .5 kilos.

No prize for us. At the time I left, the current leader was a bridge that held 22 kilos.

And Zero, our bridges had weights pulling it down from the bottom, not pushing it down from the top. And our bridges were spanned over a gap.

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