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MechE students design wooden vehicles and catapults to learn about mechanics

An on-ramp to creative design

December 12, 2018

First-year mechanical engineering students at Johns Hopkins take their design skills for a spin in annual competition that challenges them to use basic supplies to complete a complex task.

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Out to launch: Freshmen mechanical engineers compete in annual design challenge

December 4, 2014

Freshmen mechanical engineering students from the Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering engaged in a fierce but fun competition Wednesday afternoon, a challenge that has become an annual rite of passage: the “Mousetraps and Rubber Bands” contest. Held in early December on the stage at Shriver Hall, the contest—the final assignment in their Freshman Experiences […]

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Arturo A. Brito, Stefan Arnold and Kevin LeBlanc of the winning Perpetual Motion Squad.

Target Practice

December 9, 2013

The challenge: Use two mousetraps, six rubber bands, and $15 worth of materials to build a device that can safely transport a delicate, uncooked egg from an elevated platform to a target on the floor, six feet below. The competitors: 20 teams made up of 59 students in the Freshmen Experiences in Mechanical Engineering course […]

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