Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Scrap Exchange Grand Re-Opening

Scrap Exchange is one of Durham, NC's most interesting, long lasting institutions. When shopping at Scrap Exchange, you will find all sorts of fascinating odds and ends, donated by businesses and individuals in the area. Scrap recently moved to a new location, and on Sunday, October 5th, a grand re-opening event was held, with food trucks, art, make & take, raffles, music, and a marching band!

We set up a Poplocks Make & Take table - many children came by to learn how to create simple flying toys of all varieties - Vortex Flyers, boomerangs, whirligigs and flying disks. I challenged some young builders to a gliding wing papercraft - starting with a simple non-flying paper airplane. One young woman made the most stable glider to date - stay tuned for the design instructions (so you can try your own modifications for better flight).

I also had homemade kits for sale at the event. I plan on having these for sale through the website soon, so stay tuned!

Thanks to Allie for helping out at the table all day!

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