Next Monday, it will be three years since I published the first post on this blog- a small Scout trebuchet. Here are some highlights from the last three years:
Massive Israeli pioneering projects
It's been great to hear from Scouts around the world. I've learnt that Israeli Scouts can build anything - flaming, written-word sculptures, giant hedgehogs, even walking pioneering projects.
8m (24 foot) Treehouse
In December 2005 my troop built a treehouse in our local campsite, and I documented the whole project step-by-step here.
Tensegrity systems work by suspending rigid elements in a network of tension cables, and at first glance look like they should collapse, yet somehow they stand. Along with a fellow student at university, I designed and built this tensegrity tower, which has shown up in a few places on the web, most notably on the MAKE: magazine blog. I believe these were the first Scout tensegrity structures.
Along with a collection of models made for this site, I have written a series of lessons on using SketchUp, Google's free 3d modelling software.
Thanks to everyone who's contributed, written to me or offered encouragement.