Question: What are materials we could include in a Kite Making Materials Pack?

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warren asked on January 17, 2018 20:57
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The Public Lab Kits initiative is considering different materials packs to help people prototype and make kites and aerial photography rigs -- like in relation to:

We're thinking: Tyvek, spruce sticks, maybe fiberglass or carbon fiber rods, coroplast?

In particular Tyvek could be bought in a large roll and sold in smaller pieces at a more reasonable price.

Our partners at NASA's AREN Project are really interested in this kind of thing -- what would be good to include in this kind of pack?



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bronwen 4 months ago

Ah ha! Let's also have some: Tyvek tape or 3M construction tape Kite line and swivels. Well illustrated andbook including different kinds of kite shapes/proportions, guidelines as to what flies in different conditions, directory of resources for learning more! Tyvek cut into extra long strips for use as tail?

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We also found some Tyvek here:

http://www.diyhomecenter.com/dupont-tyvek-homewrap-roll-9x150

Tyvek HomeWrap - 9' x 150' - 1 Roll…Shop DuPont Tyvek HomeWrap - 9' x 150' - 1 Roll. $234.97.

Smaller Tyvek packs: https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00MIZJHOU/


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The Kite Workshop Handbook is available on amazon.com. It has detailed plans for building inexpensive workshop kites with a group: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1515095525/ref=cm_sw_su_dp


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