Building Structures

Course Description:

From a powered car to a hydraulic bridge, use your hands to build structures and you will always remember how to do it again! Understand how each structure is designed and test your creativity in optimizing their function. Gain confidence in your ideas to build and walk away knowing the fundamentals of mechanical and civil engineering.

Course Details:

Age limit: 6-10 & 11 – 14

Duration: 5 days

Day 1: Build a powered car

Day 2: Hydraulic bridge

Day 3: Trebuchet/catapult

Day 4: Spaghetti bridge

Day 5: Hydraulic arm

IN THIS COURSE, GENIUS CAMPERS WIL:

  • Learn how to read blue prints
  • Become familiar with hydraulic laws
  • Become familiar with truss rules
  • Become familiar with lever rules

AND TAKE HOME:

  • Project files
  • A powered car/ a hydraulic bridge/ a hydraulic arm/ a catapult or trebuchet