Even though vikings were great at navigating the sea, even they got lost trying to find North while at sea. When they did, they made a compass using just a block of wood, a nail, a pencil, and the sun! You too can channel your inner viking, by making a Sun Compass! The compass will only last for a few days, since the earth is constantly moving around the sun, and changing its position, causing the shadow to now be in a new orientation. By using a bigger piece of wood, you can create a compass that works everyday, by marking it weekly.
Step 1: Material Gathering
To make this properly, you will need the following:
A 1X5 piece of wood (it should be a decent thickness)
A ruler/tape measure
2 large planks of wood
A wall anchor
And a saw horse