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The Brown Building Society is a Brown University student group dedicated to creating and exploring undergraduate building projects.



BBS is a student-run Brown University group which exists to promote and facilitate undergraduate student building projects. BBS organizes large short-term and long-term group projects in a variety of fields.

    Founded in 2010, BBS has designed and built a trebuchet and wind turbine. For more information, see the Trebuchet Project Page and Wind Turbine Project Page. BBS is now designing and constructing a hovercraft. For more information, see the Hovercraft Project Page.

    For additional information about BBS, see BBS's Facebook Page.



Recent News

  • BBS Elections BBS has had their annual elections for the coming 2013-2014 school year. The positions to be elected were President, Vice President, and Project Manager. After a weeklong of voting the results are as follows: President: Daniel Polidsny Vice President: Brant Hoffman Project Manager: Adam CohnCongratulations to the winners. The upcoming project will be the design and building of a manned hovercraft.
    Posted Jul 27, 2013, 6:27 PM by BBS Brown Building Society
  • BBS Is Now On Facebook BBS now has a Facebook page. Like it at https://www.facebook.com/BrownBuildingSociety
    Posted May 6, 2013, 10:06 AM by BBS Brown Building Society
  • Wind Turbine Raised The wind turbine was erected and tested for the first time in Seekonk, MA today. After two years of work and two days of on-site preparation, the turbine was fully assembled and raised. The tower was first installed and raised to confirm guy wire lengths and check the operation of the winch. After adjusting the lengths of the guy wires, the turbine was installed on the tower and raised. The turbine began spinning in the light breeze, marking a successful conclusion to the test.
    Posted May 4, 2013, 9:45 PM by BBS Brown Building Society
  • BBS Shirts Now Available BBS shirts are now available from TeeSpring for $15. Same classic design; brand new color. Shirts can be shipped to you for $3.85 or delivered to BBS for pickup from Prince Lab for free. The shirts will only be available for purchase until May 5th. Get yours while you can at: http://teespring.com/BBS2013
    Posted Apr 29, 2013, 8:49 PM by BBS Brown Building Society
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