Little Adventure 2 - Rubber Band Motors

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Today's adventure follows on from yesterday's DIY knitting dolls.  We were showing Granddad the knitting dolls and wooden reels.  Before I could rescue the vegetable knife*, Granddad and E were setting to making a rubber band motor.

To make you own you will need:

A wooden cotton reel
something sharp - may I recommend a craft knife?
carpet tacks & hammer
a rubber band
An improvised washer - button or nut

Nail 2 tacks into one end of the reel.  After cutting a tread into the outer rim at each end of the cotton reel, thread the rubber ban through as shown - with a short matchstick on the tack end.

To the other end thread the longer match stick and washer.

Now,  Wind up the longer match-stick and let it go....


E Demonstrates a video by Seven Stitches on Flickr.

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  1. Now that's a trip down my memory lane, my grandad used to make these for me 100 years ago!! S:)


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