1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data I was just wondering if anyone would like to give me an opinion on how best to build a popsicle stick "tower" that must be able to withstand 100 lbs, or preferably higher. Perameters are as follows: I have been given 100 grams worth of sticks. The structure must be 15 cm wide, and 15 cm tall. My instructor will insert a 2 inch diameter pipe through the middle (must be 'hollow'). 2. Relevant equations none 3. The attempt at a solution Im thinking of a square base with a four-cornered 'skeleton' extending upwards. On the sides of the tower I will form "triangles" with the sticks to help hold the weight. Any opinions and all thoughts are appreciated.