Ball bearing from fidget spinner fitted between to wooden piece
Christmas ball decoration repainted to look like wood
Christmas decoration ball filled with sand to give weight
The process is quite tedious but I’m very satisfied with outcome.
Beginning: I placed a toilet roll in the middle of the base and secured it with tape. Afterwards, I stuffed the base with fake grass to add a wee bit of greenery. I filled the Christmas decoration ball with sands to add weight to it. After that, I sealed the top with hot glue so that none of the sand comes out.
Middle: I used square lash method with cotton twines to tie all the wooden sticks together and tried to reduce the usage of hot glue. Afterwards, I hollowed out a Styrofoam ball and placed the wooden ball in the middle. I glued in the satay stick.
Ending: I dismantled the fidget spinner to retrieve the ball bearing. I glued the ball bearing in between 2 wooden piece so that it could rotate for the “spinning” part of the product. I added in the Christmas decoration I did earlier on an made a balancing beam. I assembled all the different parts together to get the end product.
Problem: After assembling all the products, the weight was too heavy on the balancing beam and it kept collapsing. Thus, I came up with a supporting stand and attached it to the balancing beam to the base of the whole product. This helps the balancing of the weight and does not collapse that much.
In this project, we were tasked to create an artifact (precious object) from something that is very valuable or worthless to us.
Most valuable object: Honey Beeswax Lip Balm
Most worthless object: Expired Golf Proficiency Certificate
I’ve decided to use my most worthless object to carry out the project. I’ve made a mind map to show words related to Golf and Certificate.
I’ve come into conclusion to use the words: Greenery, Sand, Wood, Stick and Swing.
Initially, I came up with a project that has a ball swinging in a single direction. However, when I showed it to Peter, he commented that it was just a regular pendulum and there was nothing extraordinary about it. I tried to come up with something else.
As I was brainstorming, I came up with the additional word of “balance”. Hence, I’ve combined balance and swing together to come up with with my final product. You can see it in the link below!