CRANE O MANIA

Date : 3rd - 5th January 2020
Venue : IIT Bombay

Faculty Coordinator: Ms. Farhana Shaikh

Aalekh- Art Elated Club Student participant’s:

1) Himani Bhaskar Chopade (SY mechanical)
2) Madura Bhatt (SY chemical)
3) Shubham Patil (SY ENTC)
4) Shivam Kamble (SY IT)

EVENT DETAILS:-

TechFest was organised by IIT Bombay, wherein targeted competition was Crane - O – Mania. Competition was held on 4 and 5 January 2020. Competition had only 1 round. The objective was to design a Tower Crane using Popsicle sticks cotton strings and Fevicol as adhesive (without using any strengthening coating) that can sustain the maximum possible load with optimum radius and self-weight, and satisfying predefined constraints. The model was prepared in college itself and testing was done at TechFest.

Judging Criteria:

Judging will be based on the following formulas:
1) A = (Load * Operating radius)/ Total Weight of Crane + counter-weight
2) B = Aesthetics
3) P= Penalties (Points to be deducted for same will be decided by the judges)
Total Score = A+ B – P

In our case ,
A = ( 7.5 Kg * 12.5 cm ) / 0.076kg
B = 10
P = 0
A+B-P = 1233+10 = 1243.

There were approx. 80 teams, coming from all parts of India. The team consisted of 4 members each.

Prize distribution ceremony took place on 5th January, where we received a trophy, certificates and cash prize.