Materials List: Tower O’ Power:
Strength-to-Weight-Ratio Competition

Each group needs:

  • access to a computer with basic CAD program
  • 10" x 22" x 1/8" sheet of acrylic plastic

To share with the entire class:

  • a variety of plastic adhesives for students to use when assembling their towers (available at hardware or hobby stores)
  • several small files for smoothing rough plastic edges
  • access to a laser cutter
  • access to a college or manufacturing lab for compression testing
  • enough safety glasses for half the class to wear at once (ask to borrow from the testing laboratory)