Over E-Days the Mines Student Chapter of ASCE hosts a booth where people can play Jenga with a giant set we have, made out of 2x4s. While this process is not typically difficult or engineering related, I noticed that on the uneven grass of IM north, it became more difficult.

The tower usually tipped when a pronounced tilting was observed. As you can see in the photo, the foundation layers became essential, and could not be removed. If a foundation was provided the lower level blocks would have been accessible, rather than sinking into the ground.

To make the game even more interesting, we started placing the blocks in unconventional alignment to simulate the engineer needing to design the structure to fit the architectural plan (Actually, we started doing this to make it more difficult for the other team, but the design one makes it sound more official…).

 

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