Introduction: Key Chain From Scrap Metal With Electroplating
In this Instructables ,I will show you how I made a Scrap metal key chain. I made key ring using Sparkler ,I used the metal portion which is used to hold the sparkler.The main body i made using aluminium sheet which was cut from an old door .To print letters on aluminium i have done copper electroplating .
It is festival season and this homemade key chain can be given as gift for your dear.
Step 1: Materials + Tools
- Aluminium sheet
- copper wire from electric wire
- copper sulphate
- 9 V Battery(Any power supply)
- Insulation tape
- permanent marker
- sand paper
Step 2: Making Key Ring
As i told in the beginning I made key ring from sparklers.It is festival time ,and for Christmas and new year we had bought plenty of crackers and sparklers.I used the metallic portion of sparklers.By using a sand paper i removed the metal coating on it .On a metallic cylinder (I used flashlight) wrap the metalic portion to make key ring.Follow the photos to understand the procedure...:)
Step 3: Metal Working!
By using a chisel i cut an aluminium sheet of 3.5 X 2 cm rectangular piece.By using a file i shaped the metallic piece.By using diamond point chisel i made a hole on metallic piece.
Step 4: Making Prints!
By using a permanent marker write on a insulation tape what you would like to show on key chain .By using blade cut the letter and stick it to the aluminium piece.
Please follow Photos for Better understanding....:)
Step 5: Electroplating
Before You Need to know about what is electroplating ? So i am giving a link below to know more about it
As i need to electroplate with copper on aluminium i used copper sulphate as electrolyte.As positive electrode i used copper wires and as negative electrode i used aluminium piece.
Step 6: Key Chain Is Ready!!!
If you have any doubt in explanation please follow the photos or feel free to ask in comments
Thanks for taking a look :)