This Monday, evening engineers descended on the Pit in Spencer Lab for some spooktacular fun! In the spirit of the collegiate Pumpkin Chunkin hosted the Friday prior, teams of participants fashioned their own siege machines to hurl small mellocreme pumpkins across the room.Teams were given supplies such as dowels, spoons, wheels, and rubber bands combined with hot glue guns and tape to make their designs a reality. Plenty of candy, pizza, and refreshments were provided to fuel everyone’s ambitions. The competitors’ resulting entries ranged from catapults to trebuchets to onagers as everyone flexed their creative muscles.
Congratulations to our winners: Arnav Prasad and Mathew Heebner for making the catapult that launched the farthest! Thank you to all the ASME & MESS volunteers who came out to helped make this event possible, and Dr. Buckley for additional supplies. This fun event was co-hosted by ASME UD & MESS. Stay tuned for details for our next fun event!
Author’s Note – a similar post was published concurrently: http://sites.udel.edu/asme/2017/11/03/mini-pumpkin-chunkin/