3, 2, 1, Ignition!


Seattle geeks packed the house to build bridges out of popsicle sticks and hot glue at Seattle’s geek event, ignite. 13 teams basked in the glory of success or had their dreams crushed into tiny shards of wood as they stepped on their bridges and found out if their bridge would hold their weight. While the winners won the latest magazine, an amazing amount of applause was given to teams whose bridges were crushed. Hurray for destruction!


Props go out to the team that used 998 of the 1000 popsicle sticks allotted and managed to hold 5 people on their bridge. They brought an iron that they plugged in and turned upside down to heat up a makeshift aluminum foil pot of hot glue. Props also go out to the family that made the artistic bridge that managed to hold the 4 year old member of the team!

After the last bridge had survived crushed into the ground, Ask Later began. Moderated by Brady Forrest of O’Reilly Radar, the audience was enthralled as the superstars of local start-upscreative innovators, scientists, hackers, puzzle-makers, and regular folks doing cool things managed to dump their brains into five minute power-point presentations.

Thanks to all the Make: and Craft: peeps who came out to have a great time, I look forward to seeing you all again at the next ignite in February. [My photoset] [Scott Beale’s Photoset]

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