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Model bridge Answered

Hello, 
           What is the best way to construct a model bridge out of small wooden icecream sticks
 The requirements are as follows:
1) the icecream stick dimensions are 2mm deep 10mm wide by 115mm long
2) the bridge has to be 1 metre long and about 20-30cm wide
3) the only materials are the wooden icecream sticks , wood glue and cardboard to form the deck of the bridge.
The idea is to construct the bridge so as to be able to hold the most weight.The most weight achieved so far is 450 kg before breaking

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mikeasaurus
mikeasaurus

6 years ago

There's this great DIY and project sharing website where some has made almost the exact thing you are looking for. I can't remember the name of the site, but it has loads of orange and a neat robot on the top of every page. I think there was a search function on the homepage, too.

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caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

6 years ago

Ah, word association:
Lamination, triangles, experiment, I-Beams, CAD, observation, prior work...

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steveastrouk
steveastrouk

6 years ago

Lamination, triangles, and experiment.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

6 years ago

I'll give you one word: triangles.

Now go do your own research and experimentation.