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Re: [Icehouse] Giant Martian Coaster boards

  • From"James Hazelton" <jameshazelton@xxxxxxxxx>
  • DateMon, 8 Jan 2007 23:13:26 -0600
That's great! I've been looking for somewhere to set this.

Seriously though, were I to ever make it down to a something-con, I would be really interested in playing GMC.

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 download??  

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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