Box for cat

Just a light hearted post today.  My daughter had a great idea to build a felt house for her teddy cat, so we did it together.

It was a fun project, and simple to make.  The wood is just children’s blocks glued together, and the felt is stapled on.  The strap was cut from an ecobag.  A piece of velcro was added to hold the door open.

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Lego

A quick break from any serious posts 🙂

First a LEGO bridge that I put together, held up by the tension in the inverted catenary suspension ‘rope’.  It’s surprisingly sturdy – it can be picked up and moved without danger of breaking – the tension gives it quite a bit of strength.

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Lego suspension bridge

And next a tower.

I starting running out of LEGO and so had to resort to balancing it on LEGO trees.

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Isosceles Trapezoid

I made this after fiddling with the blocks and realising that I can quite significantly increase the sturdiness of a tower by forcing the LEGO blocks to connect an angle to make a trapezoid shape.  I played about with different shapes and angles to maximize strength.  The result looks very slapdash, but it’s surprisingly strong.

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Tower