Acton OM Goes to Iowa – Day 3

While passing though Ohio, another quick stop..

Marblehead Lighthouse – Lake Erie – Ohio

We give a special “Thank You” to the museum curator Dennis Kennedy who opened up the the Keeper’s house, Lifesaving Station and the rest of the grounds just for our visit!

The team was a hot topic at the New England Tech Trek and New England Amateur Radio Festival on May 4 & 5 2018. They appear several times in this video by Burt Fisher, featuring them as well as other tech displays at NETT:


This blog post discusses a little about the team’s International Buddy team they were chosen to be with. The International team is from Singapore. Check back here with more information as the week progresses.


Read more about the Acton balsa/structure team’s achievements, what they did and overcame on the About page.

A synopsis of the problem the team competed in (the full program description contains many more details):

Problem 4: Animal House
Divisions I, II, III & IV
Over the years, Odyssey of the Mind teams have designed structures that changed into many unbelievable shapes and sizes that balanced and held as much weight as possible. This year, teams will turn their balsa wood structures into animals! Since animals need to eat, they must be fed. The structure will have its appearance transformed and explained during an original performance. During the performance, the structure must hold the team-created food while it supports weights.

If you’re not familiar with Odyssey of the Mind, here are some links where you can read more about it:

Even if you don’t plan to use GoFundMe to donate, it’s worth a visit just to see the great profiles on each girl there. If you know the “Girl Power” behind this team you will appreciate their SuperHero skills!

Fundraising Video: