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                                                                                                                                               A group consults a plan. Kind of like how we did in our                                                                                                                                                                                 paper roller coaster plan B.
planAs mentioned in the previous blog, my group and I decided to recreate our project. Our old plan was to just let one person build it without any help or knowledge on the topic. This was, of course, a terrible idea, and we did not realize it until the final result came out ( and trust me, it was NOT good). Well, anyways, that was yesterdays blog. Today I'm telling you what our new plan was. First we scratched our old design and decided to cut our all of the coaster parts beforehand. Later, when all the contraptions are cut out, we will decide as a group how to incorporate everybody's opinion on how to build an improved ride. Right now, we are at the stage where everyone is cutting something out, in collaboration with the group, and everybody is contributing in aspect towards our final project.

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