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Thanks to the positive response I received from my previous floppy disk art Instructable (itself inspired by a floppy disk Starship Enterprise and Kli...
To complete this project you will also need the following tools: Needle Nose Pliers A second one makes things easier Hammer Finishing...
We will begin by dismembering some floppy disks. Carefully remove and retain the metal doors and the hubs of the floppy media. You will also need to k...
Let's begin! Take one of the doors and remove the small section shown in the picture. Next, fold the side panels down by 90 degrees. Using a pencil ...
Now, that central spar coming out of the back is just too long. You will notice a notch in it where there is a tab to hold the door on the disk. Just ...
Now, take the two pieces you cut out from the door. Break off the small tab. These two panels will form the back of the Falcon. Bend the edges around ...
Now, on to securing the disk! For this we will use the little springs that return the door to position. Be careful with these since they are quite sma...
Final assembly time. Re-insert the spring loops through the center of each disk. Slip the center spar through the spring loops of both disks. Hold the...
Now on the the X-Wing, which I assure you is much simpler. Start off by splitting two door panels at the point shown in the picture. Make sure to spli...
Bend both side panels down. Importantly, don't bend them both to 90 degrees! The longer of the two panels should be bent to about 70 to 80 degrees whi...
To make a more basic X-Wing, take a hammer, finishing nail, and a block of relatively soft wood. Whiskey is optional. What we will be doing is making ...
If you peeked ahead or have good visual acuity (and the vocabulary to know what visual acuity means) you will notice that the simple design has very l...
Either way you get the wings shaped, you are not quite done. The cockpit needs to be made! To form the cockpit, first stop giggling at the word cockp...
Congratulations! You have reached final assembly! Look inside the center spar of the shorter piece and check if there are any tabs sticking into the c...
Now, you are probably asking, “What about this center hub from the last disk? It seems lonely.” I have asked you before to stop projecting yourself in...
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Posted:May 15, 2012
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