Engineering Mission

Natural disaster leaves victims trapped in rubble. Volunteers can’t lift rubble and free trapped persons. Your mission is to design, build and test a human powered rubble lift apparatus for use by volunteers with no rescue training. The device must grip and lift 300 pound pieces moving them 7 feet away. The apparatus legs must be adjustable for use on uneven terrain and span a 8 foot hole when assembled. The apparatus must ship in in a container 2 feet by 2 feet by 10 feet and be assemble-able in 15 minutes by volunteers with no experience.

See how an engineering team accepted a similar challenge and created a life saving device. What great thing will you do as an engineer?

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