Ice Carrier Challenge



  • Carolyn Hardman
  • Erin Rose
  • Christine Maida


Create a contraption that will carry a Dixie cup of ice down the zip line from the balcony to the lower level. You are limited to use the items in the bag at your table, two strips of masking tape, and scissors/exacto knife. Every team has the same materials.

Your ice carrier must safely deliver the cup of ice from the beginning to the end of the zip line.

The cup cannot be fixed into your carrier. You may use the cup for sizing during the design and build stages, but it must be detachable. A separate cup of ice will be used for testing.

  • If the cup of ice tips over or falls out on the trip down, it will be disqualified.
  • The fastest ice carrier wins the challenge! If there is a tie in speed, the lightest ice carrier wins.

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