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A while ago I was sitting around wondering what to do with an empty CD container/carousel. Some containers look so well crafted you hate to throw them away. Since I don't have a 3D printer, I like to keep certain containers that, lend themselves to projects I have yet to conceive. No, I am not a hoarder, my house is just too small. Just kidding.

Back to the matter at hand. I love kinetic toys so I thought it would be interesting if I could turn this into some sort of kinetic toy.  Since this container was round I thought a horse carousel might work. Below are the steps I took to craft it.

Here is What you will need:

Materials:

Empty CD Container
Two CD's that you don't mind destroying. .
String
Hot Glue and gun.
printed horses
Four wood dowels 3 inches in length. Approximately a quarter inch in diameter or slightly smaller.
and some tape.
Orange cellophane (optional)
 
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Step 1: Getting Started

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Find some pictures of horses online and print them out. I had to import the pictures I found into Adobe Photoshop and reduce them to 3 inches high before printing. I also, Taped a small section of cardboard on the back to add some rigidity.

Step 2: Cutting The Wood Dowels

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Take a wood dowel with a quarter inch diameter or less and cut out four 3 inch sections. I used a dremel to cut it. I suppose you could use 4 long toothpicks if you don't have a wood dowel. The sticks rock candy comes on would work well.
zerofootprint3 (author) 10 months ago
Just a note, I did this as a proof of concept, This is why I did not cut the horses very cleanly. In fact the horses can be replaced by small wood ones.
nice work!
zerofootprint3 (author)  twinkleshine1 year ago
Thank you.