Follow these instructions to create a simple Ferris Wheel model. This is a great introduction to PasTEX and a perfect challenge for younger builders.
10 - 3X120H
12 - 4X90H *Remove one side from each connector with clippers.
6 - 2"
1 - 3"1/2
28 - 3" *You can cut several pieces of spaghetti at the same time using scissors.
4 - 4"
Step 1 - Cut the required spaghetti and Connectorz and get everything organized.
Step 2 - Connect (3) 3" pieces of spaghetti to a 3X120H connector.
Step 3 - Add a 3X90H (cut from 4X90H) to the end of each piece of 3" spaghetti. Make 4 of these assemblies in total.
Step 4 - Use the 3"1/2 piece of spaghetti to join two of the assemblies made in Steps 2 & 3 as shown. Slide the 3"1/2 piece of spaghetti though the center holes so the spaghetti sticks out 1/2". Tip - Twist the spaghetti while you are pushing it through the center hole to help it move easier.
Step 5 - Add (6) pieces of 3" spaghetti around the outside as shown to create one side of the Ferris Wheel.
Step 6 - Add (6) pieces of 2" spaghetti to the center hole of each 3X90H as shown. Don't worry that they don't point straight up. Everything will come together when connecting the opposite side in the next step.
Step 7 - Repeat Steps 4 & 5 on the opposite side and then connect the 2" pieces of spaghetti added in Step 6. The 3"1/2 piece of spaghetti should stick past each side of the wheel about 1/2". You may need to adjust the sides a little to make everything straight.
Step 8 - Use (4) 3X120H Connectorz and 4 3" pieces of spaghetti to create a square base as shown.
Step 9 - Add the 4" pieces of spaghetti as shown.
Step 10 - Connect the ends of the 4" pieces of spaghetti using (2) 3X120H connectors.
Step 11 - Slide the center piece of spaghetti from the wheel through the center hole of the 3X120 connectors added in Step 10.
Step 12 - Sit back and enjoy your work! Great job. Give it a spin.