Alexander Graham Bell used tetrahedral kites in the early 1900s to disprove the theory that size detrimentally effected a flying machine's ability to get off the ground. This Instructable will show you how to make your own tetrahedral kite using bendable drinking straws and Tyvek. It's similar in its design to other kites shown here, but this kite uses less material and is guaranteed to get off the ground in very little wind.
The kite shown in this Instructable was awarded 2nd place in the 2009 Fly NY
kite competition in NYC. Not too shabby for a first attempt at kite design! Visit Haptic Lab
for more information about the project.