Strawbees - Crazy Scientist Kit (2016)
Build big with your friends – The Crazy Scientist kit is massive and enough to build a replica of anything. It features 808 connectors in two random colours, 100 extra rigid straws, a neat big black collectors bag and an instructions manual. Start creating your own mad scientist lair full of weird and wobbly inventions, or why not try to build one of the seven wonders of the world!
The Crazy Scientist kit is also perfect for education.
Strawbees is a construction kit based on one simple unit that lets you connect straws to each other. You stick a Strawbee into the ends of a standard quarter inch (6mm) straw to make struts and then connect them with another Strawbee. It’s a wonderful system for trial and error construction and allows you to do a lot of things impossible with other systems.
With Strawbees you can build everything from mathematical shapes like the platonic solids to mechanical birds, claws, or even huge animated snakes. Just come up with an idea and start building, or simply start building and see where you end up. With Strawbees you can always modify things as you go, add straws, cut straws, or add new connections to get a stronger, more flexible or bigger construction.
Besides connecting straws Strawbees can be used to connect cardboard. This means you can build large scale mechanical objects from cardboard with the same pieces you use for the straws.