Spaghetti Bridges Dyson Engineering DIY Project

How to Build a Spaghetti Bridge?

Construct a free standing bridge out of spaghetti, strong enough to support a 1/2lb bag of sugar.

How does it work?

Bridges manage two important forces: compression and tension – pushing and pulling. Too much of either and they buckle or snap.

Design icons

Why not take inspiration from these iconic bridge designs?

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Ingredients:

  • Spaghetti
  • Small rubber bands or bag ties
  • Tape
  • 1/2lb bag of sugar

STEP 1

Think about bracing strands together for strength. Some shapes are better at absorbing loads – triangles are particularly strong. Rubber bands make for good junctions.

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