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Re: [Icehouse] Giant Martian Coaster boards

  • From"Timothy Hunt" <games@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • DateMon, 8 Jan 2007 22:29:24 -0600

We were just saying at the Inaugural St Louis Warren meeting...

"Origins?  Giant Martian Coasters..."



On 1/8/07, Carol Townsend <carol.townsend@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Hey all,

I've been looking around for an easy, cheap thing to make Giant Martian
Coasters out of, and I think I've found it.  You know the boards that kids
use in Science Fairs to put their Title, Hypothesis, Data, etc, on?


Well, my local "American Science and Surplus Store" has these things - and
they're 36" x 48" (36" high, a full panel 24", and 2 fold-in 12" panels).
THis can very easily be cut down to 36x36.  Perfect!  Queen Giant pyramids
are 8" square, so needing to have three 8-9" squares and a bit of space in
between means a 36" square board is exactly what I've been looking for.  And
totally hard to find as a mat board or unfolded cardboard piece.  So,
folding works for me!!  :)

What I need to do next is to make a page full of triangles (with perhaps a
1.5-2" base) that are just like the triangles on the coasters.  I can draw
the squares on the boards, but making 4 x 28 triangles all the same are a
pain, so I figure I'll make a page of triangles - then
print them out on a full page sticker, cut them out and
stick them on.  Any other easy ideas??  Does someone
perhaps already HAVE a page of 28 (or more) triangles on a PDF ready for

When I get a nice set done up, I'll post photos somewhere.

Just wanted to pass along my find of "this can work!"

 - she who is ecstatic that we can have Giant Martian Coasters events at
Origins in July!!  Yay!!!

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