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The popsicle stick bridge is a classic science demonstration and competition. Every year many students world-wide build bridges made soley from popsic...
There are many ways to build bridges, both real bridges and popsicle stick bridges. Do some research, be creative, and remember - triangles are strong...
Very, very simple:-Popsicle sticks-Wood glue-PVC (optional)
Some things to keep in mind:A clamp of some sort is a good idea when constructing. I used Tim Andersons method, but bulldog clips work just as well. C...
I started by making smaller pieces that would be easier to glue together. I counted out how many I needed and started with that. Once they'd dried jus...
I glued the smaller pieces together, to create the main supports for the bridge. I then repeated the process and made some slightly shorter pieces for...
I started with each side of the bridge, keeping them symmetrical, then flipped each side and added more.
I added angled supports across the bottom to start with, to hold it together, then across the top.Keeping in mind the idea that triangles are strong, ...
I finished it off with some pieces across the top. I'm not sure they add any structural support, but they look good.I also touched-up on the glue wher...
This is the last step, obviously. We decided we'd test the bridge with sand in a bucket. We bought two 60 lb bags of sand, thinking surely my bridge w...
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