The Best of 2019
This is a collection of pictures and videos of devices that placed in the top ten at the 2019 National Tournament at Cornell University. Feel free to add more pictures and/or videos of devices. If possible, please include a description about your device. Because everyone benefits when we share, devices that did not place in the top ten are sometimes allowed.
The Best of Nationals pages highlight the best devices for building events from recent national tournaments. All photos and videos of devices on these pages are submitted by users.
Battery Buggy (Division B)
These pictures were submitted by MadCow2357, who competed for Gallagher Middle School. The buggy was 9.2 cm wide, and he consistently achieved scores of sub -25 during practice with a 20 cm can bonus. Unfortunately, the buggy hit the outer can both runs at Nationals, causing him to place relatively poorly. Credits to windu34, markuswso17, and Bazinga+ for much help and guidance.
Boomilever (Division B)
Boomilever (Division C)
Elastic Launched Glider (Division B)
Mission Possible (Division C)
Mousetrap Vehicle (Division C)
Protein Modeling (Division C)
This is the anti-CRISPR model built by User:Nano1llus10n and his partners who competed in Protein Modeling for Seven Lakes High School at Cornell University 2019. The additional green domain represents the topo domain which anti-crispr interacts with.
Roller Coaster (Division B)
Sounds of Music (Division C)
Thermodynamics (Division B)
Thermodynamics (Division C)
Water Quality (Division B)
This is the salinometer built by User:Hmmm who placed 2nd in Water Quality for Community Middle School at Cornell University 2019. It was made using a plastic coffee filter found in the Community Middle School cafeteria. Moreover, clay was used to weigh down one of the ends of the salinometer.
Water Quality (Division C)
This is the salinometer built by User:Sprynder who competed with User:Fridaychimp in Water Quality for Seven Lakes High School at Cornell University 2019. It was made using a plastic pipette and was weighed down by metal Airsoft pellets, clay, and snippets of solder.
Wright Stuff (Division C)
This is the plane built by User:Nano1llus10n and his partner who competed in Wright Stuff for Seven Lakes High School at Cornell University 2019. It was made using a modified Freedom Flight Kit (Dave Zeigler).