Pitting maker against maker, sweat out an all-too-short deadline to prove that one person’s trash is another’s treasure. Last year we featured two teams – this year, the Boneyard Build-Off is hungry and it wants more teams! Click here if you have a team to register. On the fence about participating? Mendelsons will be opening it’s doors to the Boneyard Build-Off teams to pick through their treasures. More details on that to come.
You have 94 days left to assemble your team – choose wisely
This year’s potential challenges
Inspired by the fact that it’s August, teams will design and construct a water balloon launcher over the course of Saturday until 2PM Sunday. From 2-3PM, the designs will be judged and tested. The project is named after Dayton plumbing innovator Philip Haas.
Teams will answer the question: How does a Maker go camping? Teams will design and build a Maker’s campsite over the course of Saturday through 2:00PM Sunday. At 2PM, teams will move from the construction site to the front of the Transportation Center. There, the sites will be judged by the audience and Trash King. This project is named after the NCR facility created by John Patterson to train his employees, which later housed the WAVES during WWII. The last remaining cabin currently stands in Carillon Historical Park.
Teams will design and build musical instruments over the course of Saturday until 2PM Sunday. At 2PM, the Boneyard Jam will take place, where the teams will play their instruments for the crowd. Project is named after Walter “Junie” Morrison of the Ohio Players.
Inspired by the World’s Largest Claw machine at Proto BuildBar, teams will design and construct oversized arcade games over the course of Saturday through 12:00PM Sunday. From 12-3, the public will be able to play the games and vote on their favorite. At 3PM, an expert panel will review the games, and a winner declared based on the voting and the panel. Project is named after Aurel Vaszin, founder of the Dayton Fun House.