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April 2017 | Individual Project

Big Top

"Make a spinning top - ready, set, go!"

This was a short project, with a simple brief to make a spinning top with the aim of holding a competition at the end. The tops were to be judged on performance, beauty, and innovation. 


My rationale was to find an opportunity to improve a skill but also have some fun, so I decided to play with scale and create a giant spinning top. I liked the notion of challenging preconceptions and surprising people with the size, plus a heavier top will spin for longer.


This project was executed in a week, so it may have been rushed but the critical thinking and concurrent designing/making were fun.

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