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May 2015 Build Night with Strawbees (2nd build night in May!!) Answered


Deadline to sign up: March 29th, 2015. Accepted spaces will be notified by March 30th, 2015. Read our FAQ to learn more about the Build Night program rules and how to make the most out of this event for your space.

We are partnering with Strawbees, they make connectors to build epic structures with recycled plastics, for our SECOND May 2015 build night. You heard that correct! We’re running two build nights this May. Sign up to participate in the build night and we will ship you a package that includes the following:
  1. Host a Build Night: pick a time in May to host a project build night using the Strawbees Crazy Scientist Kit. You can host multiple build nights during May to work on your projects.
  2. Post 2 Instructables: post 2 Instructables using the Crazy Scientist Kit. Not posting these Instructables will affect your chances to participate in future build nights.
  3. Brownie Points (not required): after the build night post a forum topic on Instructables about your event. Include pictures, stories, etc... Here are two examples from past build nights: Noisebridge and Makers Local 256. We may even feature your photos on the homepage.

REWARDS: If your submitted Instructable for this event gets featured by one of our editors we will send you an Instructables Prize Pack which includes: Instructables t-shirt, stickers, and patches. This forum post has guidelines for posting feature worthy projects. Be sure to let people at your event know so they can win a prize pack! Limit 3 per makerspace.


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I'm having a hard time finding straws that fit. Bought three different packs that are all labeled 6mm. None of them fit so tight as the pack that came with the box.

How about the other ones? Is it a german/european problem?

We've had a problem with straw size too - the standard straws that you buy from the supermarket in the UK are too small. We had bought lots of them so they'll have to be used for something else! We've had to order larger straws so we were glad the kit came with the plain white straws and we were able to get started.

But I managed to build a geodesic dome.

The black straw tend to come off though.

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May, 21st. If you happen to be in or around Hamburg, Germany... ;)


We're having the opposit problem. The straws we bought are all too small!