STEAM Challenge 06 – #FluxSTEAM6
TO SAFELY LAUNCH A SOFT OBJECT.
For this challenge, you will design a build a catapult! The catapult should be able to launch a projectile (ping pong ball, cotton balls, marshmallows, soft objects that won’t do any damage) across the room and into a target (container, bowl, bucket, etc.). You are building a catapult not a slingshot.
YOU WILL CREATE:
- A catapult that can launch a projectile at or into a target from different distances.
- A short video (Max. 2 minutes) explaining how you built the catapult, materials used, how it works, footage of made shots from different distances, etc.
Research and Brainstorm
How does a catapult work? What materials do you have that could be used to make one? Look at the above images for some ideas.
Build Your Catapult
Be sure to test as you build it. What modifications did you make to improve your catapult? Are there features to adjust how far something goes? How does the object stay in the catapult? What areas needed reinforcement?
To be eligible for the prizes listed below you need to share your catapult. Create a short (Max 2 min video) Include details like what materials did you use, what problems/issues did you have and how did you resolve or overcome them? Distances of shots made. Explain the modifications you made and why you made them.
Upload/share your video to Twitter, Facebook or Instagram using #FluxSTEAM and tag @Fluxspace.io (Flux. on Facebook)
For questions, comments or concerns please email Ryne@fluxspace.io
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