Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Day 8: Line Group

Today our group began putting the finishing touches on each piece of our slide. The other rectangular side and the actual slide's edges were both taped up to make the corners look nice. The picture below shows the sides and the nested slide and ramp. Once the bottom was on the slide and the rest was taped, our main focus was the ramp.

When going to put the top on the ramp, we noticed that the construction was not done how it was supposed to be. Because the middle cross section was taller than the sides, we had to use a tool similar to a cheese grater to file down that piece. The sharpness of the tool made it easier to shave off the extra length of the cardboard. Here's a video of Jesika and Serena explaining how we went about fixing it.

Once that was fixed we added more supports to the thinner part of the ramp that didn't have a cross section. By doing this, it will create more stability for when children climb up the ramp to get to the top of the slide.

Toward the end of the day, we cut the pieces to put on the top of the ramp and next time we will glue them on. Don't forget to check back for more updates!

-Jesika Frain

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