Saturday, 2 May 2009



i can't make it to the practise on Monday. like Chloe, i'm sorry i haven't been able to make it to as many things as most people but after Monday i and totally good to go every day etc.

i have though, been looking up ways of making bricks//blocks//etc for the block structure and one of the things i was looking at was the idea of making GELATIN blocks - similar to the resin idea, but more organic and abit more gross.

the great thing about it is that you can make it as weak or as strong as you like by adding more or less gelatin powder but basically you can make pretty sturdy blocks that you can see through to an extent. the other really cool thing about it is, that by adding other types of normal jelly you can make different colours - pink, red, yellow, orange. also like in the clip below you can set stuff in them and they only take a night to set...

i think it would be really interesting to see what would happen to them in an out doors situation and over an extended amount of time. they might just melt away to nothing but it could still be pretty exciting. i am going to try and get some gelatin today or definatley over the weekend and have a go and i will report back on tuesday.

the videos below show how to make two different kinds - the stapeler one is the most simple and i think the most sturdy. also you can see that it can be made on a large scale.
the other one is called 'ballistic gel' - which is what the FBI make to test out how lethal firearms are. it is supposed to react in the same way as a human, so they can measure how far a bullet would go into you and what effect it would have. this seems pretty sturdy too though.

the only thing is whether or not it could withstand the outside, but it is worth a try...



this video shows the process of making real bricks - it looks alot simpler than i thought it would be but we don't have a kiln so we wouldhave to try and find clay that dried in the air or some other material..


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