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Video Game Maze - Week 3 - Boys and Girls Clubs - Mission Clubhouse

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Week 3 flew by as we jumped straight into “full swing” building mode! Our Tinkerers are improving their building skills with each new challenge, often leading to modified designs and plenty of “a-ha” moments. Our dedicated team continued to make tons of progress on their Video Game Maze elements which include an elevator, zig zag tunnels, and a suspended track (complete with pulleys!).

Edwin and Anthony work on the new frame.

Edwin and Anthony work on the new frame.

Tightening the ropes so the pulley car can easily glide across.

Tightening the ropes so the pulley car can easily glide across.

By building a smaller frame, replacing wheels with pulleys, and changing the placement of the ropes within the frame, the “Boss Toss” group has created a more efficient and lighter structure for their project!

Vassidy and Anthony attach pulleys to the car.

Vassidy and Anthony attach pulleys to the car.

The car glided perfectly along the ropes! A successful test!

The car glided perfectly along the ropes! A successful test!

The “Can’t Touch the Ground” team also made tons of progress building the frame for their elevator and cutting out a plywood floor. Noehmy and Elias had a chance to practice using the band saw for the first time!

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And this week the “Water and Sky Team” finished their first tunnel section and gave it a test run/crawl!

Bella drilled the top structural supports for the zig-zag tunnel’s frame and added gussets for extra strength.

Bella drilled the top structural supports for the zig-zag tunnel’s frame and added gussets for extra strength.

Test crawl!!

Test crawl!!

Be sure to visit us next week to watch this exciting video game maze take shape!

As always, more photos of all the fun can be found on our Flickr page!

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