Example Challenges - EPro8 Challenge

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The Challenges
The challenges incorporate engineering, science, electronics, mathematics and problem solving.  They are all designed to be rewarding and visually stunning.  The challenge involve the use of life sized props and equipment.

Reading comprehension and team work will help your team succeed.

The following are examples of the types of challenges you may experience.  You won't find out the actual challenges until the night of your event.
Build a crane at least 1.8m tall, capable of lifting a 1kg weight.

Rat Wheel

Construct a giant rat wheel.

Use this to generate elctricity.  Use the electricity to turn a light on and deliver cheese to the rat.

Storm Proof Dog Kennel

Construct a dog kennel tall enough to stay out of a flood, strong enough to withstand high winds, and dry enough to keep Scooby dry.

Mars Rover

Build a Mars rover capable of carrying a 5kg load, then build a gearbox to control its speed.

Party Popping Machine

Build a booby trap that will automatically fire a party popper when a cookie jar is lifted up..

Problem Solving

You have three boxes to air freight to Mongolia.

You need to find the weight of each box, so you can determine how much the air freight will cost.
Build scales to weigh the boxes.  The judge will bring the requested box, and you will determine the weight to the stated accuracy.

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