Looney Labs Icehouse Mailing list Archive

Re: [Icehouse] Giant Martian Coaster boards

  • From"Don Sheldon" <don.sheldon@xxxxxxxxx>
  • DateWed, 10 Jan 2007 13:23:11 -0500
On 1/10/07, Subhan Tindall <subhan.michael@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
My thoughts:
Cloth sheets, 1/2" PVC frames, + a couple of handfulls of curtain
clamps.  We have these hooks that are about a 1" circle with a
squeze-release clamp at the end that holds up our curtains.
Should be easily picked up/moved without wrinkleing, easily stored,
transported, & assembled, fairly cheap & easy to construct.

I had a thought to do something like that for uber giant pyramids (~5'
tall, 32 times normal size).  I envision games of icehouse being
played on football fields by teams of at least two (to carry them) and
maybe a third on a walkie-talkie to direct their actions from a better

But they'd probably blow away.

So then I thought plywood, but that's prohibitively expensive.  (You'd
need two 4' x 8' sheets for each large 'mid.)

Maybe for con displays, but too costly (for me) to justify even making
a single stash.

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 Also, rather than shower curtain hooks, I'd recommend grommets and
twine for cloth boards.  And probably wooden dowels instead of PVC.
PVC is too flexible at that size.