The Pasta Bridge project is a chance for students in the Engineering Design 1 class to learn about structural systems.
Students design and build a truss bridge made out of only pasta and hot glue.
A truss is a structural system made of elements arranged into interconnected triangles.
Each finished bridge must weigh less than 250 grams and span 18 inches.
At the end of the project, we test the bridges to the point of failure.
This year, Will ’14, Theron ’15, Wally ’16 and Emmet ’16 worked together to build the strongest bridge in class, which held 38 times its own weight.
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