Simple string climber toy Building Popsicle Mansion Time 2 days ago   09:18

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Simple string climber toy. In this episode we make a string climber based on several variations I spotted on Pinterest.

Components
Hardboard
Drinking straw
String
Hot glue

Tools
Hot glue gun
Drill or pointy stick
Sharp knife or scissors

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Comments 7 Comments

Sam'sTrains
Very clever contraption!
How about trying to design a vehicle that can follow some sort of cardboard track/rail? Just a fun idea!
Mike Flight
Great stuff. I have never seen one like that before. Works really well. Oh, my channel problem is now fixed. I sent you an email.
55Ramius
Works great. It did better than I thought it would. If you had two then a race could be done. Maybe 3 laps, up then down then back up. : )
Harry Weaver
You tested the lamborghini Veneno in kings gate park
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Building Popsicle Mansion Time Simple string climber toy 2 days ago   16:25

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
Popsicle sticks: 8,000
Glue sticks: 600

Q:How old are you?
A:15 when I started this, 17 when I finished

Q:How much can I buy this for?
A:Not selling it

Q:What do you use to cut the sticks?
A:"Anvil cutters" google it.

Q:Where do you buy sticks?
A:AC Moore, but you can get them at places like walmart or online

Q:What glue do you use?
A:Hot glue, dries in seconds.

Q:Why put inside walls if you can't see inside?
A: You CAN see inside, that's why I loaded it up with windows, and also, they are structural.

Q:Can I see the plans?
A:Sure, go to my facebook page, "TheMrFinneth" and find them in the photos.

Q:What are you going to have as a job?
A:Hopefully an architect!
9/2014 update: Going to Penn State for Business Management

Q:Are you going to paint it?
A:No. I like the wood look, and it painting it would make it look cheesy and take away from the fact that it's built with popsicle sticks.

Q:What are the songs?
A:1: Rodrigo Y Gabriela - Diablo Rojo
2: Tony Rice - Blackberry Blossom
3: Tony Rice - Mar East
4: Tony Rice - Plastic Banana
5. Earl Scruggs - Home Sweet Home

Scale: 1/24
Time: 18 months
Material Cost (Including lighting): $278.00
Filmed with a Logitec C910
Time Lapse made with Video Velocity
Edited with Sony Movie Studio 11

Started on February 24, 2012
Finished on August 25, 2013