Welcome to TAME Engineering Adventures! Our goal is to help you challenge your students with hands-on learning. The activities we provide are a great way to get your TAME Club members to start thinking like engineers in preparation for our STEM Competitions.
As part of the Toolkit initiative, TAME is excited to publish four engineering activities from past events, adding to the six already available online here. We decided to prioritize assembling and shipping the first round of toolkits, and anticipate that these four new challenges will be available online by the end of November. Please check back for updates!
Design and build a 3D maze of straws through which a metal BB must travel. The objective is for your team to design a maze that scores the most points based on several criteria: the height of the track from the board, the length of the track, the time taken for the ball to travel through the track, and the number of turns and loops in the track. From 2012 Divisionals.
The goal of this competition is to build the tallest and strongest structure that can support a container at least eight inches off of the ground while an increasing amount of weight is added. Points will be awarded based on the height of the tower and the amount of weight it can hold. From 2014 Divisionals.
Zipline On Target
Utilizing the combined skills of the team, students will modify a paper cup so it can zip down a line and drop a marble onto a target. The goal is to get as close as possible to the center of the target. From 2011 Divisionals.
Design and build a prototype aircraft inspired by Boeing’s Phantom Eye drone aircraft. The aircraft must have a clearly defined fuselage and a wingspan that is at least 2 feet long. The prototype does not have to fly, but it must be able to support its own weight, balancing on the tips of its wings. From 2016 Divisionals.
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