Sebastian was in the learning studio yesterday testing out an exhibit for geometry playground which spins a 2-D shape lit by ultraviolet light, illuminating the 3-D outline of the shape. We started thinking about ways that visitors could build their own designs to put on the motor. We experimented with florescent tape, brightly colored acrylic and the bendy insulation pipe from the jigsaw.
Then we noticed that we had a bin filled with florescent zip-ties and imagined that they might be a interesting material to try. We tested out looping the zip-ties together and also cutting them short and making right angles. Both ended up looking pretty neat and definitely inspired us to keep thinking about other ways we can make this exhibit more about making and experimentation.