Instant Challenge

DI teams learn to solve Instant Challenges in a very short time frame. The Challenges are kept confidential until the day of the Tournament, when teams have the opportunity to showcase their problem-solving expertise.  When devising solutions for Instant Challenges, teams may show, among other things:

  1. The ability to assess and use available materials in creative ways.
  2. A knack for improvisation.
  3. A collaboration of efforts.
  4. Their engineering skills.
  5. A flair for performance.
  6. Time-management strategies.
  7. Teamwork.

Instant Challenges are designed in ways that incorporate Performance-based Challenges, Task-based Challenges, or a combination of the two. Although each Instant Challenge has different requirements, all Instant Challenges reward teams for their teamwork and the creativity of their solutions.

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Examples

Alien Artifacts
Unstable Bridge
Triple
Puzzle Art
One Letter at a Time
April Fools Challenge: No Touching