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Instructions

Strawbees is the best 3D prototyping tool in the world, making sculpturing in 3D and building your own massive toys and structures possible.

When we see what kids (and grown ups) invent, we are astonished. We have seen two metres high marble runs, cardboard airplanes, dragons, umbrellas, three metres high Optimus Prime, pinball games, boomerangs, frogs, birds, airplanes, flying kites, bridges and four meter high towers. Science has never been more fun, and when understanding basic physics and mathematics, even bigger constructions are made.

We use Instructables as a content partner and to post our own challenges and instructions. Using Instructables, in parallel with our own content making, will ensure that the versatility of Strawbees comes into light.

Please share your own inventions with the Strawbees community via our social media links.

Basic instructions for static and dynamic building structures:
Feature Palette

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Challenges:

 Single sheet instructions

Challenge level 1:

Challenge level 2:
Pantograph

Challenge level 3:
Dinohead
The Bridge

Challenge level 4:

Challenge level 5:

The Workshop Challenge:
If you are having a kick-off with your team, or just want to understand group dynamics and joint problem solving, please buy a kit, and download the instructions. We promise fun!
Workshop Challenge

LOVE FOR STRAWBEES

“A truly open ended construction toy for kids”

– Mitchel Resnick, MIT, Lifelong Kindergarten

 

“It’s the intersection of education and engineering, with a little whimsy thrown in”

– MASHABLE

“Strawbees is a new construction kit that lacks the branded tie-ins, but challenges kids to think at an architectural scale and to become pilots of their own starships or residents of their own private castles.”

– WIRED Magazine

“Best kids design of 2014!”

– FastCompany

“The best toys are the ones that set the mind free .. with creative potential limited only by your imagination (and the laws of the universe)”

– CNET