For the second year in a row, the Gearheads and the Blownfuses hosted middle aged students from across the Grosse Pointe Communities in a one day design challenge. The challenge, to conceive, design, build, test, the compete with a device to resolve a particular challenge. This year the challenge to design a "self propelled" rover out of household items. Autonomously drive a straight line, with points awarded for accurately stopping in defined scoring areas.
Invitations went out in mid-July and registrants recieved there first clues to the design challenge on Friday August 3rd, the contest was held Saturday the 4th. During the design challenge participants are judged on teamwork, creativity, application of design principles, in addition to the performance of their designs.