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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 popsicle sticks and glue, to see which ...
There are many ways to build bridges, both real bridges and popsicle stick bridges. Do some research, be creative, and remember - triangles are strong. A triangle spreads ...
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. ...
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 just ...
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 the top.
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 added ...
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 where ...
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 ...
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