Tagged: turek

SeeSaw – Instant Challenge Setup

Made for the SeeSaw Destination Imagination Instant challenge. The challenge here was to place weights on both side of the seesaw (near the ends) in order to balance it within an inch or two of the height of the other side. It proved to be challenging yet very doable for...

How To Build An Upcycled Jar Shelf

This was a fun project! Pretty simple and easy – the idea was my father’s, and I used some jars he saved for this project. I’ve thought about making some improvements, but it seems to be holding up just fine, even with all the junk we’ve filled the jars with...

How To Build Garage Shelving (v1)

This particular shelf was built for the Louisiana Destination Imagination storage unit that I maintain. We had a 10×10 unit (since upgraded to a 10×20) that was full to the ceiling, and we desperately needed a storage solution. This solution definitely got boxes up off the ground and out of...

Wind Zipline – Instant Challenge Setup

This was a pretty simple setup that my father and I built. Once we got the plywood triangles cut, it was just a matter of measuring the cable and adjusting it to achieve the right amount of tension. The two triangle end pieces are connected with three 8ft 2×2’s. This...

Ferris Wheels – Instant Challenge Setup

These are are by far the most difficult and time consuming builds I have tackled to date, but they have been well used, and look pretty impressive! They worked very well for the team training day we used them for for Destination Imagination in Louisiana, and they have been used at...

Multi-Purpose Cubes – Instant Challenge Setup

These have been used and reused so many times, I’ve lost count of how many years they’ve been used and how many times we’ve repurposed them for a new challenge. We have several cube setups we have used for training team managers, appraisers, and students over the past few years....