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Food Truck goes to North Carolina

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Food Truck goes to North Carolina

This food truck made it from San Francisco all the way to North Carolina!

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Making the Brandenburg Gate

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Making the Brandenburg Gate

Started preparing this model for Britta and Arne's wedding some weeks ago, but had only gotten as far as this approximation of the Brandenburg Gate... ...when I got a volunteer in the form of Taj to help rough out which details to capture in the model. Taj hasn't been to the Brandenburg Gate, but he *has* put together the Lego model of the Brandenburg Gate--he spent some time doing internet research on the actual appearance of the monument. We made some sketches to lay out pieces and determine how large the final model would be, if printed on one sheet. The model...

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Making Tip the Bearded Dragon

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Making Tip the Bearded Dragon

Kira and I weren't sure what we were going to make during Camp Dave, but we figured it out pretty quick. Kira had been enamored lately of the bearded dragon lizard who had come to live in her brother's room for a few weeks. After a few sketches, we started to try to figure out how to make the head. Kira made some folding attempts, and then started squeezing the pieces together. Some folds naturally started forming in the paper, and so we traced them onto the paper in ink, and straightened them out a little. After the head shape...

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Making Senna

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Making Senna

Senna was fun to make!

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Aidan shows us how to build Sutro Tower

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Aidan shows us how to build Sutro Tower

  Here's a young maker showing dedication to the cause! Aidan punched and crimped and folded and inserted his way through the entire San Francisco Collection! Are you surprised that he started with the Sutro Tower? First encounter with the big red triangles. Getting the hang of it.   Thoughtful study: why do these struts point inward and not outward? It's the magic of paper: flexing it to the outside gives the final model more strength: you can balance a book on it when it's done!

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