Step 1: Gather materials
Nails, rod or pencil
1/4" plywood for can end cap
Drill with a bit larger than 1/8th inch diameter (hard to stuff rubber band through 1/8"hole)
Hammer (just in case)
Hot glue gun (decided not to glue on the end cap to make it easier to inspect the can "guts" and be able to easily modify as necessary)
Dental floss/Wire (potential weight securing materials - not used)
Step 2: Make endcap
2. Saw out wooden endcap with a bandsaw or jigsaw.
3. Sand to fit.
Step 3: Drill holes
2. Mark hole location on wood with pen through holes in can.
3. Drill holes in wood.
Step 4: Thread bands
2. Attach weight to the center of low tensioned band.
3. Use nails to secure bands.
- I recommend a hole larger than the 1/8" holes in the photos. It was hard to thread the rubber bands.
Step 5: Test
- Some designs use only one one rubber band through the center of the can (along the rotational axis).
Step 7: Replace nails with pencils
1. Mark notch locations.
2. Cut notches.