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framebomb.com : Frame bombing is the coolest hobby in existence, involving weaving Popsicle stick bombs through tension into tons of shapes that can act as sculptural or kinetic art (when it explodes!) This book shows you everything you need to know. Here's the lowdown on the first two content pages. The actual book actually includes full color illustrations, easy to read format, and tips.
A QUICK INTRODUCTION
So, young novice, you have decided. You have made what could be the most important decision of your life. Brave adventurer, you elected to embark on a voyage to learn the powerful arts of frame bombs. If you be stiff of resolve and fleet of finger, ready to explore, prepare to hear of the wondrous force of frame bombs. You shall soon have the capability to smite your enemies and become “Milord!” instead of “Scamp!”
What You Need to Know about Frame bombs
Frame bombs are structures made from craft sticks that are held together by tension and pressure from other sticks woven into the same structure—no glue!
They explode or come apart when they hit stuff!
There are lots of cool different kinds. The more you know the more you can do with them. The more Popsicle sticks you have the bigger the structures you can make.
You can build practically anything with enough sticks and nothing else but a little engineering.
These terms are illustrated on page 3.
A single Popsicle stick sticking out of a form is known as a prong, but an angle is a point.
The space between the inner boundaries of a point is called a gap.
A tension configuration is an arrangement of sticks that will remain a self-sufficient unit in a unique way. If a stick could be taken out of the unit without it exploding, it is not a new tension configuration.
The open end of an uncompleted frame bomb is the part opposite a point where a stick needs to go to hold the bomb together.
How This Book Works
The basics of what you need to know about each form appear on its respective page. A picture of the unit’s namesake is shown in blue as well.
All instructions are written as if in a two dimensional plane in regards to words like ‘above’ and ‘below.’ However, ‘over’ and ‘under’ are actually meant in a three dimensional sense, especially for weaving.
If you are stuck you can always look at the tips section in the back.
If you feel a little nervous, turn to page 24 and the Finger Rating section to determine an easy form for starting with.
THE BASIC FORMS
Before you can make the large, graceful, and generally awe inspiring frame bombs that will make you a master frame bomb builder in the eyes of the small fry frame bombers around you, you must have a strong grasp of the basic forms. Your first step was to pick up this book. Mastery of the basic frame bombs will be your second step on your quest to the furthest summit of scatter framing.
This is the Original frame bomb. It will be easier to build the unit if you do not have it laying on a surface, but the instructions are written as if the units are on the ground to give you an idea what the form is like.
1. Lay a stick vertically
2. Lay a stick at a 45-degree angle to the right on top of step one’s stick.
3. Lay a stick in an opposite angle to the left on top of the right stick.
4. Weave a stick over the left angle, under the vertical stick, and over the angle to the right. This stick should be about halfway down the vertical.
5. Do the opposite of step four by weaving under the left, over the middle, and under the right.
6. If you need help, look at the tips on pages 22-24.
Frame bomb! Shuffleboard – Using some sort of flinging device, (or your hand), throw some object that won’t damage your environment at a group of frame bombs. Decide on a point value for each unit. Each time your disc hits a frame bomb and causes it to explode, the thrower gets those points. You can also play this in teams, sort of like lacrosse. Each player has a flinger, and hurls the disc to his teammates or at the frame bomb targets.