Sunday, November 14, 2010

This Is What Makes It All Worth It




Push and Pull

From above

We are The ORDER of CHAOS - V-max, Nat, Coxy.


 After only four hours sleep and we are ready to rock and roll. This. Is. It. The Big Moment. The culmination of 3 months of blood, sweat and tears.
Three cars. Three trailers. Three team members. 5000 hinges.

V-Max and Powerade - Waiting to get in to the site.
And up she goes!
Up, up and up!

Men's work.
We had one hour to put this baby up after being let in an hour and a half later then our set time (unfortunately!). Our awesome volunteers/slaves worked so tirelessly for us. Big ups to you guys!
By the time it was pieced together there was at least 200 people queued outside to come into the event. Stress!!

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.