I run a monthly school-wide puzzle contest that I call Outside The Box. October’s OTB challenge was the first of the school year, and I was testing the waters to see if there’s enough interest to keep it going for 2013-2014 (last year, I stopped around February, partially because of Robotics competition season and partially because of thinning participation).
Here is the challenge I posed to the school on Oct. 1st:
Using (recycled) paper, create the two objects in the video. Your creations should have the same folding abilities as the ones featured.
All valid solutions will receive a prize. The size of that prize depends on the number of people who submit correct solutions.
(Apologies to Paul and Justin for removing important credit… I’m trying to make the solution ungooglable. I will include full credit when I give solutions on Nov. 1st!)
I’m happy to report that I received a collaborative solution from two S4 students today! (S4 = Grade 10/11 at my school)
Their awesome solution can be found here: October’s OTB Solution, Alev and Monica.mp4
So at least some prizes will be given this month, hopefully the first of many this year! 😀