Sunday, November 14, 2010

Final Countdown

Out of our team of three, we had two birthdays in the week before the event. These were celebrated with a couple of awesome 'Hinging Parties,' loads of chocolate, a little bit of vodka and a few very sleep deprived nights.We were racing against the clock - testing, trialling, tweaking and still laser-cutting - to get it all done!
Scaffolding guys and our first test

4.5 metres. Whoa!
The response from our health and safety plan resulted in us deciding to drop the height of the scaffolding down to 3.5 metres. This would bring the total height of the tower down to around 5 metres, after the addition of the top section on top.

Boxes, boxes, boxes. These will stack to form the top section of our tower. They are formed from the inverted cut-out of the plated sections.

One sleep to go, waaaay too many hinges to still do and with magnets yet to attach we ran a second testing.

A couple of helpers - Coxy's Dad and Vinnie's bro.
Note: the cool light patterns.

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