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TSO-C/D - Day 12 - The Wheel Deal

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Energized after a hiatus from building, tinkerers rush to start where the left off at the end of Tuesday.

The ferris wheel team quickly picks off with a new seat design. 

This time the seat comfortably can fit both tinkerers and collaborators.

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More benches are constructed for the feast.

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Savan cuts plywood which will be used as the bench top.

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The thunderdome team (now called thunderfoam as the combat will be with foam weapons), adds canvas to the door frames. The canvas will be lifted up with a pulley system, releasing the combatants.

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Arianna and PK get creative to reach to the top of the thunderfoam.

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Watermelon with 3 of the 4 new ferris wheel seats.

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With all the pieces ready, it is time to construct the wheel.

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The next step is to line the two sides of the wheel up at the corners.

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A finished bench is transported to the table in the forest.

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The ground is slanted so the team needs to add to the legs to level the bench.

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The bridge team starts adding segments to the tensioned cable.

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The wheel is finally ready to lift off the ground.

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The axle is knocked with a dead blow so that the wheel sits center.

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It takes a couple whacks.

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We move the wheel to the side supports.

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It all fit after some wiggling.

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A rotating chair is set up as an additional attraction at our growing festival.

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Savan, as the lightest tinkerer, tests the ferris wheel first when it is time to spin it.

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Pure joy ensues.

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After all our testing, the ferris wheel still stands tall. Tomorrow the team will improve the seats, making them more sturdy.

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Being the last build day, the teams tomorrow will push to have finished projects. Soon, the Kingdom of Tinkering School will have a grand festival.

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