||To build a mechanical arm.
||To demonstrate simple mechanical power,
||Any number of individuals or teams.
||20 plastic drinking straws - 20 dressmaker's straight pins
Total construction time is 45 minutes.
The arm must be hand held.
The contestants may have trial runs within the 45 minute period.
||The contestants will use his/her arm to lift a 100 gram mass as
||The horizontal distance from the mass to the hand of the contestant
who successfully lifts the mass is the deciding factor - the greater
the distance, the greater the number of points. This is shown below.
||Youth Science Foundation Science Olympics Manual.