Here' the original toothpick page. |
How to build a toothpick bridge
This has some detailed instructions about the construction and design.
What Others are doing
This page was called Quest for the Best. What I found on the internet
after looking around myself to compare what I was showing on my page
to what people might see when doing a web-search.
Quest for the Best
A couple of examples
Here are a couple examples of the ingenuity of a 13 year old. My
favorite, by far, is Chad, who enthusiastically has modelled his bridge
after mine and brought home the gold, as it were.
Chad, Jonathan, Andy
The Quebec Connection
This father-son team from Quebec actually called me last
spring to discuss the intricacies of toothpick bridge design. They
opted for a 'crystal-structure' approach to the strength issue and
went in an entirely different direction than the catenary arch.
I like the economy of their efforts. Very few toothpicks. I recommend
this page to those with similar contest constraints.
When I got an email from Tom Edwards, It was about the
same time I got another from a mother who said something like," Your
website has calmed my nerves". ( I still haven't gotten a picture of their
efforts) but eventually Tom sent me his daughters bridge picture.
Another GREAT arch.