Ton of Bricks Contest

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Inside vonKarman Auditorium on a rainy day, a packed room with more than 300 people watched an exciting, fun, chaotic, "three-ring" JPL Invention Challenge.  It was hard to keep up with the amount of activity that took place during the event.  Three simultaneous stations for loading the cardboard bridges to destruction kept onlookers busy just trying to capture the action.  I was pleased to see the fantastic turnout for this exciting event.  We had 20 student teams and 9 JPL teams show their answer to the set of rules that were posted back in August.  The variety of solutions proved to be most entertaining to the 300 or so onlookers at this year's JPL Invention Challenge.  It was nice to see that many of the students were proudly wearing their custom made "Ton of Bricks" T-shirts to the finals event.  A list of results is shown below.  The detailed summary of results can be found at: http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/events/inventionchallenge/2009/results.php. Eventually the 300+ pictures will be organized and the best images will be posted on the JPL Invention Challenge website found at: http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/events/inventionchallenge/.

Questions related to this contest should be directed to: Paul MacNeal at: work phone (818)354-7824, FAX (818)393-1156, MS 157-500, located in Building 157-510, or e-mail to paul.d.macneal@jpl.nasa.gov.

2009 Photo Gallery ( Click the image to enlarge )

Entry 2 - Arcadia (Billy Goat Gruff)
Entry 2 - Arcadia (Billy Goat Gruff) Entry 2 - Arcadia (Billy Goat Gruff) Entry 2 - Arcadia (Billy Goat Gruff)
Entry 4 - Arcadia (Bridge to Alcatraz)
Entry 4 - Arcadia (Bridge to Alcatraz) Entry 4 - Arcadia (Bridge to Alcatraz) Entry 4 - Arcadia (Bridge to Alcatraz)
Entry 5 - South Pasadena High School (SPSC)
Entry 5 - South Pasadena High School (SPSC) Entry 5 - South Pasadena High School (SPSC) Entry 5 - South Pasadena High School (SPSC)
Entry 6 - Monroe Magnet Middle School (The Godz)
Entry 6 - Monroe Magnet Middle School (The Godz) Entry 6 - Monroe Magnet Middle School (The Godz) Entry 6 - Monroe Magnet Middle School (The Godz)
Entry 8 - Granite Hills (To Mars)
Entry 8 - Granite Hills (To Mars) Entry 8 - Granite Hills (To Mars) Entry 8 - Granite Hills (To Mars)
Entry 9 - Granite Hills (Tipoes)
Entry 9 - Granite Hills (Tipoes) Entry 9 - Granite Hills (Tipoes) Entry 9 - Granite Hills (Tipoes)
Entry 15 - Manual Arts High School
Entry 3 - Manual Arts High School Entry 3 - Manual Arts High School Entry 3 - Manual Arts High School
Entry 20 - Crescenta Valley High School (Falkon - Heavy Evy)
Entry 20 - Crescenta Valley High School (Falkon - Heavy Evy) Entry 20 - Crescenta Valley High School (Falkon - Heavy Evy) Entry 20 - Crescenta Valley High School (Falkon - Heavy Evy)
Entry 21 - Crescenta Valley High School (Falkon - Try-Angle)
Entry 21 - Crescenta Valley High School (Falkon - Try-Angle) Entry 21 - Crescenta Valley High School (Falkon - Try-Angle) Entry 21 - Crescenta Valley High School (Falkon - Try-Angle)
Entry 22 - Crescenta Valley High School (Falkon - Thin Lizzy)
Entry 22 - Crescenta Valley High School (Falkon - Thin Lizzy) Entry 22 - Crescenta Valley High School (Falkon - Thin Lizzy) Entry 22 - Crescenta Valley High School (Falkon - Thin Lizzy)
Entry 28 - Chaminade College Prep School (Eagle Engineering)
Entry 28 - Chaminade College Prep School (Eagle Engineering) Entry 28 - Chaminade College Prep School (Eagle Engineering) Entry 28 - Chaminade College Prep School (Eagle Engineering)
Entry 29 - Temple City (QTI)
Entry 29 - Temple City (QTÏ) Entry 29 - Temple City (QTÏ) Entry 29 - Temple City (QTÏ)
Entry 30 - Temple City (Plan C)
Entry 30 - Temple City (Plan C) Entry 30 - Temple City (Plan C) Entry 30 - Temple City (Plan C)
Entry 31 - Temple City (Capt. Morgan & Crew)
Entry 31 - Temple City (Capt. Morgan & Crew) Entry 31 - Temple City (Capt. Morgan & Crew) Entry 31 - Temple City (Capt. Morgan & Crew)
Entry 35 - Los Angeles Senior High School (Romans 1)
Entry 35 - Los Angeles Senior High School (Romans 1) Entry 35 - Los Angeles Senior High School (Romans 1) Entry 35 - Los Angeles Senior High School (Romans 1)
Entry 36 - Los Angeles Senior High School (Romans 2)
Entry 36 - Los Angeles Senior High School (Romans 2) Entry 36 - Los Angeles Senior High School (Romans 2) Entry 36 - Los Angeles Senior High School (Romans 2)
Entry 37 - Los Angeles Senior High School (Romans 3)
Entry 37 - Los Angeles Senior High School (Romans 3) Entry 37 - Los Angeles Senior High School (Romans 3) Entry 37 - Los Angeles Senior High School (Romans 3)
Entry 38 - Monrovia (Monrovia HS)
Entry 38 - Monrovia (Monrovia HS) Entry 38 - Monrovia (Monrovia HS) Entry 38 - Monrovia (Monrovia HS)
Entry 40 - Monrovia (Monrovia HS)
Entry 40 - Monrovia (Monrovia HS) Entry 40 - Monrovia (Monrovia HS) Entry 40 - Monrovia (Monrovia HS)
Entry 41 - Magnolia Science
Entry 41 - Magnolia Science Entry 41 - Magnolia Science Entry 41 - Magnolia Science
Entry 101 - Richard Goldstein (Lazy-D)
Entry 101 - Richard Goldstein (Lazy-D) Entry 101 - Richard Goldstein (Lazy-D) Entry 101 - Richard Goldstein (Lazy-D)
Entry 103 - Gray Troutman (No Glues is Good Glues)
Entry 103 - Gray Troutman (No Glues is Good Glues) Entry 103 - Gray Troutman (No Glues is Good Glues) Entry 103 - Gray Troutman (No Glues is Good Glues)
Entry 104 - Asim Sehic (Strong Like Bull)
Entry 104 - Asim Sehic (Strong Like Bull) Entry 104 - Asim Sehic (Strong Like Bull) Entry 104 - Asim Sehic (Strong Like Bull)
Entry 105 - Daniel B. Klein (What's up, Doc?)
Entry 105 - Daniel B. Klein (What's up, Doc?) Entry 105 - Daniel B. Klein (What's up, Doc?) Entry 105 - Daniel B. Klein (What's up, Doc?)
Entry 106 - Brant Cook (Dunder Mifflin Bridge)
Entry 106 - Brant Cook (Dunder Mifflin Bridge) Entry 106 - Brant Cook (Dunder Mifflin Bridge) Entry 106 - Brant Cook (Dunder Mifflin Bridge)
Entry 107 - Paul MacNeal (Exhibition) (Keep It Simple Stupid)
Entry 107 - Paul MacNeal (Exhibition) (KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid)) Entry 107 - Paul MacNeal (Exhibition) (KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid)) Entry 107 - Paul MacNeal (Exhibition) (KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid))
Entry 109 - David VanBuren (Gull Wing)
Entry 109 - David VanBuren (Gull Wing) Entry 109 - David VanBuren (Gull Wing) Entry 109 - David VanBuren (Gull Wing)
Entry 110 - Ray Roberts (Shark Attack)
Entry 110 - Ray Roberts (Shark Attack) Entry 110 - Ray Roberts (Shark Attack) Entry 110 - Ray Roberts (Shark Attack)
Entry 111 - Tom Roberts (Melvin, I'm NOT Driving Over That thing)
Entry 111 - Tom Roberts (Melvin, I'm NOT Driving Over That thing) Entry 111 - Tom Roberts (Melvin, I'm NOT Driving Over That thing) Entry 111 - Tom Roberts (Melvin, I'm NOT Driving Over That thing)
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