The four groups began by looking at pylon design and used K'nex to plan the basic design of their structure. Next they made the raw materials - Stixx. These are rolled up pages of newspapers glued together and compressed in rollers. They are really strong and can be joined with cable ties. Then it was time to begin building. Each group had to make decisions about how to create the crucial triangle shapes to give the structure strength as well as cooperating to make the joins work. Careful decision making was needed to make the most of the limited resources!
Next week we should have the second part of the process completed and we will share the results with you here!