Introduction: 3 Simple, Yet Cool DIY Projects (P1)

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In this Instructable, we look at 3 simple DIY projects

They are easy and most likely can be made from the items you already have at home.

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Step 1: Penny Bank From Junk

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Open the can with a safety can opener.

Remove the food, take off the label and wash out the can.

Step 2: Penny Bank From Junk

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Use a rotary tool to cut a hole in the lid.

Step 3: Penny Bank From Junk

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Glue back the lid.

I used an epoxy glue.

Step 4: Penny Bank From Junk

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Cover the can with a decorative paper.

You're done!

Step 5: Fridge Magnet From a Glue Stick

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Cut a piece of glue from a glue stick and put it in a silicone mold.

Step 6: Fridge Magnet From a Glue Stick

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Stick it in the oven to melt the glue.

Step 7: Fridge Magnet From a Glue Stick

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When the glue has melted, take out the mold and put something on top of the glue.

I put 4 x 20p coins.

Step 8: Fridge Magnet From a Glue Stick

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Put more glue on top and take the mold back to the oven.

Step 9: Fridge Magnet From a Glue Stick

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Put a magnet on top and let the glue cool down.

Step 10: Fridge Magnet From a Glue Stick

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Remove your creation from the mold.

Now you have a custom fridge magnet.

You can use different color glue sticks for different effects.

Step 11: Turning Rubik's Cube

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Take out the core from the clock.

Step 12: Turning Rubik's Cube

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Cut off any knobs and switches, so you can put the core on the table with the battery side facing down.

Step 13: Turning Rubik's Cube

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Get a Rubik's Cube or anything else (preferably light weigh)

Drill a hole in the center.

I actually did not drill a hole as there was one under the label.

I don't know if all the Rubik's Cubes have a hole in the center.

Step 14: Turning Rubik's Cube

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Glue the hand from the seconds (s) in the center of the hole.

I also removed the hand as it was attached to a plastic pin.

I only needed the pin.

Step 15: Turning Rubik's Cube

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To make sure the Rubik's Cube does not break the clock, make a support from a few washers.

Cube should not touch the washers.

Washers are only there to prevent accidental Rubik's Cube tilting.

For the lighter/smaller objects, the washers are not needed.

Step 16: Turning Rubik's Cube

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Put the cube onto the core and put in the battery.

You have made a turning Rubik's Cube.

Comments

SherylinRM (author)2016-07-28

Have to say i love the rubics cube idea.

Now trying to think of other uses for a light turntable.

Thanks for these great ideas :)

ronald.ferreira.39 (author)2015-09-09

cool you can dry glue instantly with a blow dryer

M. A.G (author)2015-09-09

I love this guy's tutorials. They are the best! I also liked in the video when he said beans on toast. It reminded me of Nacho Libre.

hippiesoul (author)2015-09-09

Great tutorial! I am going to try the magnets this weekend :)

jeane.d.allison (author)2015-09-07

I've got my Girl Scout troop taking small machines apart to see how they work. The spinning Rubik's cube is a great project to show re-purposing an object. Thanks. And that magnet! Great.

robot bx-31 (author)2015-09-06

good

trike road poet (author)2015-09-06

Fun, and well thought out, definitly worth trying on one of these rainy days!

AliM28 (author)2015-09-06

rubiks cube was amazing!!!

jerilou2 (author)2015-09-06

Wonderful projects and easy directions. Thank you

coolchristian (author)2015-09-04

love the rubiks cube your prety smart our old are you

michail1 (author)2015-09-02

Love the idea of the clock turn table. Low power, so it will last a long time.

linny (author)2015-09-02

Very nifty and these all make great gifts.

TL9 (author)2015-08-30

i really like it but how do you take out the money

Kurt E. Clothier (author)TL92015-08-30

I was thinking the same thing... I guess when you can't put any more money in it's time to open the can back up?

jpjacob (author)2015-08-30

The turning Rubik's Cube is pretty clever. Thumbs up!

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