Awesome, Awesome, Awesome mini project that i recently discovered on this web site:
It will be my next project for my after school engineering club. Check the vid to see the key rings in action!
By following a detailed set of instructions and videos from the Instructables website, yr9 students (13 year olds) will make a glow-in-the-dark key ring. The students will recall previously learnt skills on the metal lathe, e.g. facing off, centre drilling, and drilling to a given depth. This project will introduce the students to a milling machine and an indexable head. The project teaches how to use these precision tools to a high degree of accuracy and the students must aim to work within a tolerance of +
/- 0.1mm. To achieve this tolerance the students will have to use basic mathematical calculations of linear measurements and angular divisions.