Zip-a-dee-doo-dah: Ping Pong Ball

Q: Can you modify the ping pong ball? 

A:  No modifications can be made to the ping pong ball; the students can only modify their cable cars.

Q: Clarification of the ping pong ball placement in the cargo.

A: The event description states: “Each team will have no longer than 30 seconds to place the ping-pong ball in the cable car and attach their cable car to the harness on the zipline.” This means that the ping pong ball “passenger” cannot be glued, taped or encased in the cable car in such a way that it can not be removed and reseated in the cable car within that 30 sec period. The goal should be to build a cable car that you can place the ping pong ball into, not to build around the ping pong ball.