Bombs Away! Watermelon Drop Recap

An after-school program group for teens from the Muslim Community of Western Suburbs Center (MCWS) came by i3Detroit for a special event. We wanted to do an event that involved a team challenge, brainstorming, designing, and building. A lot of schools and organizations do egg drop contests. The goal would be to design some mechanism to protect and egg falling from a 10ft or higher. We wanted to amp it up to something a little more bigger and badder — a watermelon drop contest.

The group divided up into 3 teams. Each team had a coach from i3Detroit to assist with some of the more dangerous fabrication.

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 The teams had to work fast. There was only 2.5 hours allocated to design and build their contraption.

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Here are some shots of the three teams. It’s easy to tell they had a great time.

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Two of the team designs were able to save the watermelon payload, while one inflicted some cracking on the watermelon.

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Have an idea for a team building event you would like to do for your school or organization at i3Detroit? Let us know! Send an email to contact -at- i3Detroit -dot- com.