Waaba has kept her word! She flies to Maco’s house with a large basket full of pieces of fabric in a variety of colours. Soca loves the animal print, while Tuka likes the sporty sneaker fabric. A symmetrical checkered pattern has caught Maco’s eye. “Please don’t tear them! Hold on a minute before you go rushing in like that!” Waaba shouts as she puts the basket down. “Let’s go back to square one and remember what we should be doing!”
They all sit down and dig out the message in a bottle. (Reread the letter at this point.) Ah yes, we have to build the machine as a team! That means we need a shared design that takes into account every team member’s ideas and wishes. This idea is a bit tricky for Tuka at first, because she’s convinced that her design is sure to win at the Gala. She determinedly tries to stick to her own idea, but eventually understands that by combining everyone’s ideas, they can create something even better. Tuka sulks for a moment, but soon forgets her bad mood and joins the others in coming up with a shared design.
It’s not long before the crew are proudly admiring their achievement! They were very successful in creating a shared design together. Waaba’s calm nature created a good mood and encouraged everyone to work together. Maco handled the detailed drawings, because he felt that he was the best person for that job. Together, Tuka and Soca decided that the machine would move in two different ways. Everyone got to add something to the design, but they always came up with the ideas together. Soca quickly scribbles their team name on the design: The Kip Cew. Cew? “Somehow this sounds a bit different than usual….” He spells it out again. (Oops! That was a mistake!) Ah, one of the letters is missing from the word ‘crew’. Does someone want to help Soca add the missing letter in the right place?
As they stare at their design, the Kip crew start thinking about who would use their moving machine of the future. “What kinds of new jobs will we need in the future?” Waaba wonders. Soca suggests that the machine could be a robot translator that translates the language of flowers. Waaba excitedly tells the others that she’d love to be an emotion librarian. “Maybe our moving machine transports a good mood from one person to another?” she continues. Tuka starts showing off with her own idea. She wants to establish her own super company, and her job will be to test flying sneakers. The moving machine will have an important role to play in this, because it will generate the flying energy that will be essential for the sneakers of the future. As usual, Maco’s suggestion is both creative and strategic. He wants to be the head design engineer at a problem-solving agency. He thinks that the machine would help its owner to solve the most difficult – and even impossible – problems. Maco continues: “When you open the hatch and insert a problem into it – even the most difficult problem in the whole galaxy – the rear hatch will soon open and out will pop a hint that will tell you how to solve the problem in an extremely easy way.”
Everyone is left to mull over what the machine might be used for, because now it’s finally time for the crew to roll up their sleeves and start building the machine!