Tower Building 1
This is the first of a two pat segment that will illustrate how to prepare and assemble the sides of a scale model balsa wood tower. This activity is part of the Evergreen Middle School 6th grade Technology Education curriculum.
Ultra Strong Balsa-Wood Tower of Power
Tower of Power project. Tech Ed fall 2012. Not made by my group.
That tiny balsa wood tower held 521 lbs. before collapsing….
Wooden Bridges Testing to the Limits
The task was to design a bridge so that it can be used over a 60 cm gap with the best ratio of How much it can hold/Weight of the bridge. The max length could be 75 cm. It took us about 8 hours overall, 4 people and some blisters from the glue gun to do these bridges. Sorry for the Quality of the vi…
Balsa Wood Tower Fall 2012
Winning Balsa Wood Tower from the University of Arkansas Introduction to Engineering class Fall 2012. The 10.0g structure made of balsa wood and super glue held the presser board (13 lbs) plus 251.5 pounds….
Balsa Wood Tower
This is a school assignment. We made a tower made out of Balsa Wood. It’s just a vid I thought was cool….
Balsa Wood Tower Design, Construction, Testing
Tower built by my students, showing design, construction, testing….
Wood Tower Challenge Spring 2014
The 7th grade Bell Middle School iSTEM engineering students designed and built wood towers out of balsa wood and/or popsicle sticks and a choice of glue. The goal was to have the highest efficiency tower which is calculated by taking the load of the tower dividing it by the weight of the tower. Spri…
Scale Model Balsa Wood Tower Testing
Evergreen Middle School Technology Education Class tests the instructors tower to see how much load it can hold.
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Balsa Wood Bride Breaks 20 Year Record!
This was a project for my shop class to design a balsa wood bridge that could have the highest efficiency rate. Although the video begins after the test starts, and cuts out the bridge had:
Efficiency rate: 1142.9
Weight Held: 36 pounds
Weight: 14.2 grams
This is the highest eff…
Balsa Wood Bridge Julian Dinsing 419 pounds!
My Balsa wood Bridge. University Record 1420 STWR. New Record 1615 STWR….
Box made of balsa wood that can hold 100lb
At Lutheran High School South in our work shop we are making truss towers and this is just for practice and this structure was the strongest one to hold weight….
Destruction of a Poorly Designed Balsa Wood Tower
This balsa wood tower was created to show how diagonals are important for strength and efficiency of structures. Although it was well constructed, it was poorly designed. When I tested the tower, it was placed worst in both efficiency and strength….