Constructing Environments ENVS 10003 Week 2 Ben Hayman 641736
The tutorial class this week required the assembly of a structure made entirely of balsa wood held together with super glue. Though the glue seemed errant of all super powers the task completed in groups posed other challenges. On such challenge was that of the shape of the base. A disagreement stemming from whether the balsa wood should be conserved for height (triangle), in lieu of a sturdier structure (square). The end result was a square base, as the small width of the balsa wood would not allow for the stinking of angles for the triangle structure unless overlapping occurred. We stuck the Balsa together via the square base and we had lift off whilst cutting and consequently using what was not need from the square base for support at loftier heights.
The weak balsa wood meant that at the height each sat at that at any moment it would collapse. This was remedied through the use of the crossbeams show in the pictures.
As our design grew taller we were faced with impeding doom each time a slight breeze grazed our structure. We decided as a group that instead of letting the structure rest on its laurels we would instead make the building of decreasing width. Though the construct was not structurally sound our structure did reach the highest heights in the allotted time. Though shoddiness was not desired, to design a structure that was comprehensively sound would have taken to long. Thus we were left with what you see below.
Published on Aug 22, 2013