The 2015 ASME Challenge was to construct a device which manufactures a projectile from a piece of copy paper then launches it as far as possible. At the competition, each team has five minutes to assemble their machine, craft three projectiles and fire them for a cumulative distance. In addition to launching paper projectiles as far as possible, the machines must also be designed to take up as little space as possible while still performing its main function effectively. A team’s final score is the ratio of the cumulative distance of all three projectiles to the volume of a box used to transport their machine.
Mechanical Engineering Design Project (MEMS 411)
Yurescko, Matthew J.; Divincenzo, Nick; Johnson, Sam; and Cole-Jansen, Sean, "2015 ASME Design Competition - Group III Final Report" (2015). Mechanical Engineering Design Project Class. 31.