FAB 1 : Portable Moon
Updated: Nov 2, 2019
According to the tool that we've learned this week, the drill, I really want to use it as a main equipment to created the flashlight. When thinking about illuminated stuff with a lot of holes , the moon is coming to shine in my mild.
- Scrap of Plywood from another project >>> Bruno's Home Center
- 1/16'' × 1'' × 36'' Balsa Wood >>> Blick Art Materials
- Coin battery holder >>> Tinkersphere
- Wire & LED bulb & Rocker switch >>> ITP
Drill Press | Hand Drill | Laser Cutter | Sand Paper | Cutter | Super Glue | Hot Glue
I sketch the finish look of the portable moon and the circuit. I can separate the working process into 3 parts which is circuit, surface and the edge.
I connect all electronic materials in order and solder it together.
Here is a circuit testing video.
I decided to use laser cutter to cut the circle surface of the moon. The top part is 10 cm and the bottom part is slightly smaller (9.98 cm) . So the top part can cover the bottom part.
In order to avoid burning effect of the laser cutter at the edge of the wood, I decided to sand it out with sand paper. The work would look more polish.
I chose three different size drill bit to work with. I started making a hole with hand drill first. It takes me a while to successfully making a single polish hole. I decided to switch to the drill press and forgot to put the sacrificial board underneath with the first hole, so I broke the wood when drilling the hole.
Making the edge of the moon
I made a lot of groove on two pieces of balsa woods in order to make the wood foldable. Each groove has a spacing between 1/16 inch. After that I glued the grooved woods with the surface and glue the electronic circuit inside.