Strawbees - Maker Kit (2016)
Test the creator in yourself – The Maker kit is our entry kit or a perfect gift for a birthday or christmas party. It features 80 connectors in two random colours, 50 straws, and an instructions manual. Start exploring the Strawbees universe by building a bridge, a crane or your favourite animal.
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.