CSUF SWE Place in Pumpkin Launch Competition

Every fall semester SWE competes in the Discovery Cube’s annual Pumpkin Launch Competition held at CSUF’s Intramural Field. The pumpkin launch competition is a fun,family event where teams ranging from elementary schools to father-son teams get to compete in the design, build and test of their own pumpkin launcher. Teams work all year long and CSUF SWE has been a crowd favorite placing in the top 3 for 4 consecutive years. CSUF SWE worked all semester trying out different designs in an effort to continue the winning streak. Despite the difficulties we had leading up to competition day, our last minute changes (made at 1am the day of the competition). Using a similar sling-shot design, consisting of garage door springs our our launcher, “Old Reliable,” pulled through hitting the target twice allowing us to tie for 2nd place along with Santa Ana College’s Engineering Club.

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