With engineering knowledge about how structures, forces, reactions, loading, failures and materials work, your bridge will be well on its way to beating the competition.
Engineering is the key to a better toothpick bridge.
Toothpick bridges are different to real bridges
Toothpicks are not the only difference. Toothpick bridges behave like real bridges in some ways and in some ways they are completely different.
You need to know those differences.
Get the Toothpick Engineer Manual
We put together a manual for you about toothpick bridge design, planning and understanding.
And, as civil engineers, we know what we are talking about. After all, we build bridges for a living!
This manual includes a ton of engineering knowledge about model toothpick bridges.
What will I learn?
Just some of the things you will learn:
# To use forces and failure modes to your advantage
# About material properties (and how this influences how your bridge breaks)
# The 4 main reasons toothpick bridges fail and how to avoid it
# Toothpick bridge construction techniques, and how to test your bridge (without breaking it)
# Types of trusses in structural engineering and which ones are best suited for toothpick bridges
What's in the Toothpick Bridge Manual?
(the 110 pages, 3.5MB manual)
1. THEORY AND DESIGN
2. CUSTOM DESIGNS
Who wrote this?
My name is Menno, and I have a Masters Degree in Civil Engineering and over 10 years experience working all over the world.
I used all my engineering knowledge to put together this manual to help you build your own awesome toohtpick bridge.
You can order online by clicking below. The Toothpick Engineer Manual will be delivered to you right away by email.
I donít want to bore you with a long explanation of how much this "should" cost - the material is solid and you wonít find it anywhere else.
Got to build a toothpick bridge?
And need to make it strong, and light, an efficient and awesome.
Maybe even produce a little report on what you learnt?
You need a little engineering know-how
All the stuff you need to design your own unique strong, light and awesome toothpick bridge.
You will learn theory, analyses, materials, failures and construcution techniques.
You will learn how to approach the problem of building your toothpick bridge like a structural engineer would do
Use the theory to design your own toothpick bridge. Or use it to report on your design for class.
Not feeling like designing your own toothpick bridge? Then follow one of our designs
We threw in a few different type toothpick bridge designs -as every project or competition is different.
Awesome original Toothpick Bridge Designs. We provide the designs in the form of 2D sketches.
Theory & Design
A side project by M. Gazendam
The complete electronic version of the Toothpick Engineer Manual is your for for $20.