My answers to the Make-to-Learn contest-
what did you make?
i made a model of bridge using ice-cream sticks,glue,plastic clamps. Approximately 110 sticks were used.The basic idea behind using triangular joint was that it has high strength as compared to any other shape
How did you make it?
first of all i glued sticks into triangular shape called as truss and then i combined these trusses using glue and used plastic clamps to hold them properly so that the joints will be stronger. To create a platform for the bridge i firstly interconnected the two structures of trusses using sticks and then i made a base using sticks on this platform and then i made supports of the bridge.
Internet helped me a lot in making this bridge model.
Where did you make it?
I made it at my home.
What did you learn?
I want to be a civil engineer so thats why i choose this project to be done and i got a lot of knowledge about design concept of a structure,how to make a strong joint in a bridge,and a lot about truss.