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Challenge #11 Olin College HOPPERS!

Hello everyone

And welcome back. I apologize for the week long gap in content - these are strange times. I'm concluding this series of challenges with a very special engineering design challenge called Olin College Hoppers (a warm thank you to Olin professor Chris Lee for sharing this activity). Video is below - enjoy! This one is great for a rainy day!

Your challenge: Build a hopper - experiment with changes. How does the hop change with:

* More weight?

* Different lengths? Different widths?

* Different tension in your rubber band?

* Different thicknesses of rubber bands?

* More than one rubber band?


* Two pieces of foam board or cardboard - 2in x4in

* Tape

* Rubber band(s)


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