The Trebuchet Project
The time period we originally chose for our was 13th-century England, but we ran out of time and threw something together at the last minute that worked generally well. Playing off that, we decided it was America now: it seem like a jumbled mess that shouldn't work at all but It actually gets around alright.
The Rube Goldberg project
In this project, we built a Rube Goldberg Machine, which is a mechanical device, or more appropriately a series of mechanical devices, which accomplishes a simple task in a complex, laborious way, often used satirically. In our case, the task was to apply a band aid.