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Past Challenges

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Week 10: Mystery Box

You suspect that someone in your family is sneaking into your room and taking your stuff while you sleep at night. Create a trap to catch them in the act using each of our four mystery items: string, rubber band, cup, hanger.

Week 9: Rube Goldberg


Build an amazing Rube Goldberg Machine: an unnecessarily complex creation designed to perform a very simple task, usually involving lots of chain reactions.


Week 8: Build a Boat

Build a boat that floats and can carry cargo without sinking.

Week 7: Solar Oven


Harness the power of the sun and make a solar oven that can toast a marshmallow.

Week 6: Bionic Arm


Build an arm extender that allows you to pick up an object without touching it with your hands.


Week 5: Marble Run

Create a homemade marble run that causes the marble to switch directions at least 5 times.


Week 4: Build a Catapult

Build a catapult that will launch an object through the air. 


Week 3: Balloon Powered Car

Build a balloon powered car and see how far it can go.

Week 2: Marshmallow Bridge

Build a bridge with the longest unsupported span using nothing but toothpicks and marshmallows.


Week 1: The Egg Drop

Drop an egg from as high as possible without breaking it.