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Re: [Icehouse] Giant Martian Coaster boards

  • From"Timothy Hunt" <games@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • DateTue, 9 Jan 2007 10:32:04 -0600
OK, these aren't going to be used outside.  THe cardboard 'mids don't
LOOK to be too heavy, so I'm just thinking out the box here...

WHy not just white bedsheets?  Should be easily draggable (with the
assistance of handles?) and if you number the squares 1-9, then prior
to a coaster move, you can easily record the positions of the 'mids
before moving, in case anything gets out of place.

Such "coasters" may not look quite as coaster-ish, but they would do
the essential job, and very easy to transport.

As for the squares, triangles and the dot, you could either paint them
on, or, for a better look, time allowing, get additional appropriately
coloured pieces of cloth to sew on (using black thread to provide the


On 1/9/07, Pat <xenophule@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Maybe look into giant industrial poster-type material? You know, the
type that beer companies hang at ballparks that are immune to Mother
Nature. That way you can fold, roll, etc. and they're easy to drag


On 1/9/07, Carol Townsend <carol.townsend@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On 1/9/07, Jay Forbes <jay8828@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >
> > You could also use foamcore like the stuff that Craig
> > used to make the Giant Rambots shields.  As for the
> > triangles, at my school we have a die-cutter with a
> > triangle shape that is 2" on a side.  Some
> > construction paper and spray adhesive could work.  Or,
> > how about a stencil and some spray paint.
> >
> > Jay
> >
> I can't find *affordable* foam core that large.  Most foam core I find is
> 20-24" by whatever - which just isn't large enough (3x8 = 24, but you need
> space between the squares, etc..)   I've been told I can order 30" wide
> board, but it's spendy.
> I also am looking at easy transportation.  Folded to 24", it's just that
> much easier to toss in the car.
> However, I'm totally open to options!  This is not the first time that
> having eyes and ears (and crafty thinkers) looking for other options may
> turn up a better solution.  If so, I'm all for it!
> Carol
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