Weekly Photo Challenge: Masterpiece, Take Two

By Vladimir Brezina

Here is a Masterpiece that I think our readers, especially those with children of the right age, just have to see…

(sorry for the ad the first time you watch it, but it’s worth it!)

For details see Johna’s original post here.

65 responses to “Weekly Photo Challenge: Masterpiece, Take Two

  1. WOW, it’s truly great. Moves like a giant snake! :-) Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  2. Brilliant …. but who had to put them all back in order again ????? Splendid. – love it and I’m a child of 64.

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    • Details, details… ;-)

      Actually, putting them together is (presumably) just a matter of sweeping them up. The real tedious work is weaving them all together beforehand. But it’s got to be that way round, otherwise nobody would ever do it—the hours of boring work have to be motivated by the thought of the brief moments of the subsequent explosive payoff :-)

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  3. Really time consuming but entertaining!

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  4. oh my goodness; that is so great! of course i’d like to build something like that!!!

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  5. Never saw a woven one like that before, just dominoes. Very cool!

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  7. Absolutely Perrrfect !! Thank You soo much for sharing this! Also for liking my photo challenge (late) post ;) J9;)

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  8. A little bit like cooking, hours of preparation and eaten/done in a few seconds, how fabulous!!! Good to have a video from ;)

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  10. How does it work?!

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    • Well, you need sticks—springy wood or possibly plastic—that will flex rather than break when bent, then spring again straight when released. Then you weave them together crosswise into a long belt, as shown in the video, in such a way that each successive stick holds the previous one bent. When all is done (and the kids are watching, and the camera is rolling), you release the tension on the last stick. That stick springs straight, and in doing so releases the tension on the penultimate stick, which in turn springs straight, and so on back down the chain.

      For more explanation and links see Johna’s original post.

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  12. Masterpiece indeed! Thanks for sharing.

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  13. Jaw-dropping! That laughter at the end is magical!

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  14. Wow! That must have taken an age to set up! Kudos to the parents for their patience and support of their child’s endeavours.

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  15. That is a masterpiece!

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  16. Wow, fabulous – I’m glad I watched the whole thing. And what a cool sounds they make!

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  17. Awesome! That have taken a time to prepare…

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  18. Thank you. That was/is great! Just sent it to Tumblr!

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  19. Wow that’s very cool! I’ve never seen before. How long have you spent to prepare the stick before you were ready to release it?

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  21. Astounding! Reminded me of a spitting cobra, a Japanese dragon and fireworks all at once. :)

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  22. That is awesome! I had to show my daughter! Great post!!!

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  23. The Best!! The video should come with a notice that states “Absolutely do attempt at home”! I know I will. Thanks for sharing.

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