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FINAL: Earthquake! Tinker for your life!!

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We knew that our tower needed some serious reinforcement to be able to be able to test today, so we set out to really stabilize and strengthen our tower. We added lots of cross-beams and angle joints at our base corners.

For the pulley base at the top, we cut a 4x4 piece of wood to anchor it all.

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With pulleys all connected, it was time to test — FINALLY!!!

Success!!! Unbalanced, but we lifted the box! We determined it had to weigh over at least 450lbs!!!

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