Strawbees - Crazy Scientist Kit (2015)
The Crazy Scientist kit is strawbees biggest retail kit with 1034 pieces in white and a second random colour, and sample straws. With this kit you can build almost anything, from a replica of the golden gate bridge to a mechanical moving transformer. Start creating your own mad scientist lair full of weird and wobbly inventions.
The Crazy Scientist kit is the kit we suggest as a start for educators. One kit is enough to keep 1-2 classes occupied with cool inventing at the same time!!!
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.