Strawbees - Inventor Kit (2016)
Time to go Pro – The Inventor kit is our second biggest kit perfect for testing more advanced creations. It features 248 connectors in two random colours, 50 colourful and rigid straws, a nice blue collectors bag and an instructions manual. Create a bird, a huge mechanical snake, or a replica of the pyramids of Giza. Enough pieces to start inventing really cool stuff or building with your friends.
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.