On APRIL FOOLS DAY 2021 a group of brave, pioneering supporters of The Foundry
put on their maker and entrepreneur hats (virtually) to enter the wacky and whimsical world of ToolFest2021.
The mission - create a spaghetti harvester tool - to assist in the upcoming WNY harvest.
What? You don't grow spaghetti on trees?
Each team received a package of materials from our makerspaces - wood, metal, textile & tech
and had one week to complete the ToolFest 2021 challenge.
There were a few rules to follow, but most importantly everyone needed to HAVE FUN!
And now - it's time for the public voting stage of the competition!
Click on each link below to view the finalists in the TOOLFEST 2021 Challenge!
Entry #1 - The Spaghetti Machete
Entry #2 - Mama K's Twirling Pink Pasta Picker
Entry #3 - The Spaghetti Line
Entry #4 - The Spaghetti Slapper
Entry #5 - Pasta Picker aka Spaghetti Harvestal
Entry #6 - il mietitore di spaghetti
VOTING ENDS AT NOON ON THURSDAY, APRIL 22nd.
The WINNER of the 1st Annual TOOLFEST CUP will be announced on Facebook Live on 4/22 at 6pm.
She's a beauty! Our ToolFest Cup will be passed on from year to year to the winning team to have and to hold for bragging rights. Each year an additional "tool" will be added to the cup depending on the ToolFest Challenge Theme. Just imagine how magnificent the ToolFest Cup with be in 2027!
TOOLFEST 2021 was reinvented during the pandemic as a THANK YOU event for our supporters during the past year. We are so very thankful to each and every person who believes and supports our mission.