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Shake it!

Shake it!

tech
day 2
08:00 AM - 10:00 AMPARKING AREA (OUTDOOR)

About

Hold On Tight: Exploring the Limits of Engineering with a Shake it!

Each team will be given the required materials to build structures to construct a highly stable structure with a design of their choice that satisfies the given criteria under the given time. This structure will then be tested on a shake table and evaluated. The most creative team will be selected for the subsequent rounds.

Cash Prize worth Rs. 5k

Format

Round 1: 45 minutes

  • 40 one feet sticks will be provided per team.
  • Minimum height of the structure should be 3 feet.
  • Minimum number of cross bracing should be provided.
  • The structure should contain maximum 4 columns only.
  • The structure will be tested on the shake table for minimum 1 minute. General Criteria:
  • Plywood base provided should be used for both first and second rounds.
  • The columns provided in the first round should be used again in the second.
  • A4 sheet, hacksaw, hammer, nails, nail remover, pencil will be provided to the participants.

Round 2: 90 minutes

  • 10 two feet sticks and 50 one feet sticks will be provided per team.
  • Minimum height of the structure should be 5 feet.
  • Minimum base area should be 1X1 feet.
  • The structure should contain maximum 6 columns only.
  • The structure will be tested on the shake table for minimum 1 minute.
  • Weight will be hanged on top of the structure and tested for minimum 1 minute.
  • The contestants should provide a provision on top of the structure to hang the weight. The weight will only be hanged on top of the structure. General criteria:
  • Plywood base provided should be used for both first and second rounds.
  • The columns provided in the first round should be used again in the second.
  • A4 sheet, hacksaw, hammer, nails, nail remover, pencil will be provided to the participants.

Rules

  • It is a group event.
  • A team may consist of 3–4 members.
  • Participants must report at the venue at least 15 minutes before the commencement of the event.
  • Contestants who come late will not be given extra time.
  • Mobile phone or any other electronic gadgets should be switched off/in silent mode during the event.
  • Event will be of 3 rounds.
  • Each round will have different criteria that will be announced on the spot.
  • Teams who do not follow the rules will be disqualified.
  • Participants must not communicate or disturb another team during the event.
  • The constructed structure will be tested and evaluated by judges and the best teams will be promoted to next round.
  • The most creative and talented team will be awarded.
  • If any tie is there between teams, special round will be conducted.
  • Competition head/coordinator has the right to disqualify any team in any case.
  • Judge’s decision is final.