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').
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.