Monthly Archives: February 2015

Building Oil Rigs with Future Engineers

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Design and construction

I have just spent this morning running an “oil rig” building competition with visiting school children who are considering an engineering degree.  The challenge was to build a structure to support a brick (the oil rig) 7cm off the ground with drinking straws and map pins (thanks to Andy Weightman for allowing me to steal this idea. ) Continue reading

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