Let the Games Begin

No work and all play makes for the most interesting day.

There are so many kids in the ABC (alternate BotCave) today! Sticking with tradition, the first few times we meet, everyone participates in building and programming games to get everyone ready for the season ahead. We have so many new members this year I can hardly even keep track! I hope everyone enjoys themselves and keeps coming back.

Returning to the subject of today’s blog– the games. Today the challenge is to build a bridge between two boxes. The bridge has to support a plastic container, which in turn has to hold up to twenty rolls of pennies. The way you win is as follows: you build the bridge, you put as many weights as possible in your bridge, and then the weight of your pennies is divided by the weight of the bridge. Whoever gets the highest number as a result of that equation wins. The prize, as always, is worthless bonus points. Invaluable, I know.

The winning bridge demonstrates its strength.
The winning bridge demonstrates its strength.

I wish it was a bridge decorating contest, because if so, I would win. I’m sure of it. Unfortunately, I have to leave early today, so the results of the competition won’t be up here until next week. Hold your breath, I can only imagine how thrilling the games will be. They get pretty cut-throat. Hopefully Albert will add some pictures to this blog for me (Albert, if you’re reading this, hint hint). Next week I think we’re moving on to programming games. How exciting!

Apparently catapults were built after I left. Everyone loves a good catapult.
Apparently catapults were built after I left. Everyone loves a good catapult.