I'm Kiki and I'm a student from the The Make Class
I got a new bike, and I really want a cheap but pretty basket for it.
But because I life in Holland, and it rains a lot, I want to make it waterproof, so I can use it here all year...
Step 1: Equipment
It would also be nice if the basket had handlebars so you can take it with you is you so shopping at the supermarket.
And the equipment to make it work...
Step 2: Making the sides waterproof
When you fold the basket in you see the inside of the 2 short sides. Tape the inside of the plastic in with very strong double sided tape. Than place a big piece of tarpaulins tight on the surface. Than cut the extra tarpaulins of with a cutting knife.
So the tarpaulins will have the right size and is tight and waterproof on the basket. Do this on both sides and on the lowest piece of the backside.
For the finishing touch you can tape some black electrical tape at the edges on the outside of the basket. So everything stays tight and waterproof,
Step 3: Magnets
Because you can fold the 2 short sides in and out, you can hide the magnets in it. There is some invisible space onder the border of the basket. You just put 1 magnet on both sides in the middle of the basket.
On the backside you can click the plastic side out. And also there you can hide some magnets. You have to put at least 3 magnets in, and click the backside back in.