Friday, 18 September 2009

The Brick

At the beginning of the day we were split into groups of three and given 1 brick, 10 pieces of A4 white paper, 10 pieces of A6 card and 1 meter of masking tape. Our task was to build (with our material) the highest platform possible that would hold the brick off the ground for 5 seconds. We opted for a pyramid style to create the different platforms trying to spread the surface weight as much as possible, we only had 30 minutes to practice and devise a structure so we tried a few different ways to strengthen the legs and layers. We were then given 30 seconds where we had to construct the finished piece, before the recorded 5 seconds. Unfortunately, although our design successfully managed to hold the brick in practice runs, i failed miserably when we were timed and it fell over!

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