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Ok this is prolly the wrong fourm but i can't get into the "anything else" fourm at school.
What would be the strongest structure to build out of pasta. It has to be at least 5 cm tall and a max weight of 30 grams. I will most likely do a pyramid. If this wins the victory goes to fsb.
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Arch bridge?


More details. What are you doing to test stability, structuraly speaking? What types of pasta?

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Yeah, but how are you going to do that with pasta? A pyramid of pyramids would give the most opportunity for the force to travel down the inverted catenary path. A geodome type would be strong, but only if your glue were stronger than the pasta (it won't be). If you design it right, a joint will always break before the pasta does.
Does the top of the structure have to have a flat base to set something on?

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Boil some mac/cheese, then form it into a ball... Let it dry in the sun for a few days... Stuff is harder than diamonds.. I remeber back when I was single throwing away a pan of mac/cheese cause I forgot to rinse it... Could'nt scrape that stuff out...Call it an "igloo" or something...Fog
 

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layer the pasta with fiberglass sheets in it and use fiberglass resin to hold it together. Dont use too much of the fiber glass and it wont be obvious
 

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Foghorn said:
Boil some mac/cheese, then form it into a ball... Let it dry in the sun for a few days... Stuff is harder than diamonds.. I remeber back when I was single throwing away a pan of mac/cheese cause I forgot to rinse it... Could'nt scrape that stuff out...Call it an "igloo" or something...Fog
:histerica :histerica That's just funny.

I was thinking boiling some until flexable and twisting 5 or 6 strands into a rope. When you have a bunch of dried ropes boil some more to wrap the ropes together to make what you want. Use triangulation.
 

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that sucks, i hate science
 

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This wont help much, but when I read the title, first thought that came to mind was a biology experiment. My suggestion would have been the fridge at my office because something that has not yet been classified by modern science is growing in there.
 

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It is uncooked fettichini(sp), we are only allowed to use hot glue, all in class so i can't cheat. It just has to support as many books as possible , the books are textbooks about 4.5 pounds. They need to be set directly on the structure
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How patient are you? Immitate card board

Zig zag a bunch VVVVVVVV then lay a row across on the top and bottom

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30 grams

that is not a weight that is a mass, but that only sets up the problem even more. you are limited to how much you can use. triangles are your strongest shape so what ever you build make it with that in mind. pyramid is your best best with the top cut off to support the books.
 

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90Beater said:
How patient are you? Immitate card board

Zig zag a bunch VVVVVVVV then lay a row across on the top and bottom

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VVVVVVVVVVV
only a week with 45 minute classes. don't you love high school
 
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