Bob is a giant model of the drinking bird thermodynamic heat engine, created by the
Takoma Park team that made 2010’s Champion
Candy Haus and
Bob dipped his beak into a bucket of Bromo Seltzer, Baltimore’s most famous patent medicine remedy for hangover and digestive upset.
In preparing to enter the water, Bob’s rack & pinion steering failed, and he careened into the DJ
canopy. No one was hurt, but those in the canopy fled. This is why the Rampmaster compels the crowd to keep the path clear for sculptures.
For this engineering mayhem the year after winning the Grand Mediocre Championship, the team received the Lucky 13