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The Great Learning Factory Make Off
What’s a Make Off?
Penn State Thinkers, Tinkerers, and Engineers! Welcome to the first-ever Great Learning Factory Make Off!
What’s a Make Off? – It’s a build and design challenge. We will give you a mission and you have to accomplish it. That’s it. Do whatever you want however you want, just stay safe and send us a video.
Open to rising or current Penn State students, we invite you to be adaptive, creative, constructive, and flex your engineering muscles. There will be four Learning Factory Make Offs held over the summer. Each Make Off will be announced here and will feature its own theme. The first three Make-Offs will each reward the Star Maker (a Penn State student) with a $500 cash prize with runners up winning awesome Learning Factory T-shirts and merchandise! The final competition will be an extra challenge for a $1000 cash prize. Each Make Off challenge will be posted to allow students one to two weeks to design, build, and submit their invention.
Remember: we reward creativity. We want to see you having fun with this competition and coming up with ideas we’ve never seen before. The cooler and crazier, the better. Even if your contraption doesn’t work perfectly, we still invite you to show off your creativity. The winner and a few honorable mentions will be featured on our website for all to enjoy.
Make Off Submission Deadlines
Make Off #1 (Egg Fly) – June 26
Make Off #2 (Rube Goldberg Machine: COVID-19 Edition)-
Make Off #3 (Game Challenge) – July 24
Make Off #4 (Final Fantastic Functional)- August 7
The Final Fantastical Make-Off Challenge
Runners Up Awards
Kaylie and Kylie Barber
The Make a Game Challenge Awards for Sporty Social Distancing
The Rube Goldberg Machine (COVID-19 Edition) Awards for Outstanding Sanitization