You Know You’re at a Student Design Competition When..

After an 11-hour drive you arrive exhausted at your Ft. Worth-area hotel, flop down on the bed to recover, and from out of the parking lot darkness comes the subtle but familiar sound of a handsaw being pushed deliberately through who-knows-WHAT type of material.

And so it begins…

Update: It’s 10:00 p.m. local time. Now someone is testing their model airplane engines just outside the window.