Posts Tagged ‘cardboard’

This was a quick creation I came up with for a student who loves cars. I had lots of clear plastic CD’s and decided to use them for wheels, the gold rubber band came from a cake box and we had lots of them. The body is cardboard and popsicle sticks and the axles are pencils in straws. They go really well on a flat surface and we raced them across his room.

The rubber band powered car showing the clear cd's

view of the front axle

view of the rear axle

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This is the keyboard for the iMac which I made for a student drama. You can find the iMac elsewhere on my blog and download a pdf to make it yourself. The keyboard was very easy to construct but took a long time cutting and gluing all the keys. Download the pdf and start making your iMac with keyboard today.

print the ribs and edges and cut them

glue the bottom onto the edges and ribs, this gives it strength

showing the underside

trim the underside

glue the topside to the frame

trim the topside

spray with silver paint

glue on the keys

the completed cardboard keyboard

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I was asked by some students to help them in a drama competition and they needed an iMac for the stage, so I decided to make a cardboard model for the drama. It was very simple to design and make except for the stand which was a little more complicated. I will put a pdf on the downloads page if anyone needs to make an iMac, it contains all the necessary parts to print-out and put together.

I began by cutting the ribs from my print-outs and assembling them

I then glued the ribs onto the front

the edges of the mac were then glued on

gluing the back was not easy and needed 2 cuts and 4 hands

next I cut out the edges and the shape of the stand

the stand after the edges were glued on

extra ribs for strength and the hole now appears

the front is added and the stand is now ready for spraying

the completed stand after being sprayed with silver paint

a few small details on the back of the monitor

the completed iMac with a B/W screen print-out

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