Ever had an idea that sounded great in your mind? It can be easy to hash out some rough concept sketches, but when it comes time to get the ruler and pencil out, things get a bit more tough. If we know how to use a ruler to develop parallel lines, it can become a lot simpler and with some practice, you can be very accurate with nothing more than your ruler and pencil!
This activity is something I do with a 7th and 8th grade Metals class, and is geared to students in that age group. Many of the "Rules" I make them follow will help anyone to be more proficient with their projects. So what are we going to do?
Content Learning Objective:
By building a Perfect Paper Cube, students will practice and develop their ability to read a ruler and demonstrate accuracy. These skills will later be demonstrated again as students make projects out of sheet metal.
Update! A video I made showing the cube.
Please note that even though I do this activity with 7th and 8th graders, this instructable is hard for that age group to follow without guidance. If you have a hard time reading a ruler, you may want to check out my instructable on "Drawing the Inch" first here: http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Read-a-Ruler-and-other-simple-tricks/
If you enjoyed this instructable you can continue on with the Perfect Paper Pyramid here: http://www.instructables.com/id/Perfect-Paper-Pyramid-More-practice-with-project-/