This year’s NYIFFF was special because it took place in September, when students are less burdened by university duty. 8 teams took the challenge in this special competition. This year sleep was not an option for the teams as the compatition only lasted for 3 days, which meant that all the regular problems must have been done in a weekend.
The hardest excercise was the construction of a catapult, which could have been built at home by competitors. That team got the most points, whose catapult was more precise in an interval of 20 m distance. Other problems, which we had to solve at the competition included the construction of spectrograph, a physics quiz, a physics activity, handing in reports on the measurement of several physical constants and so on. All the teams had great fun besides working all day, sharing the joy of invention and innovation.