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Fischertechnik Jack-o-Lantern

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My second instructable:
How to create a Jack-o-Lantern using fischertechnik elements

I play with different educational manipulatives for a living. (Visit www.weirdrichard.com). Over the years I have built different holiday-themed models using all sorts of toys. It is easy to create awesome Halloween models with fischertechnik elements...especially as many ft elements are black and red. This instructable will describe how to create a fischertechnik Jack-o-Lantern.

Note: The CAD looking images were generated by LDraw/MLCAD and a fischertechnik elements library.

The link to the instructable DIY Halloween 2007 rules:
http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Enter-the-Instructables%2c-MAKE%2c-and-PopSci-D/


 
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Step 1: Collect the Parts!

Step 1: Gather elements:

You will need to gather your elements. The fischertechnik elements are available from a range of kits available from a fischertechnik retailer, and the specific elements can be purchased individually from www.fischertechnik.com.

The List:
21 Angular Blocks 60 Degrees (#31010)
8 Angular Blocks 15 degrees (#31981)
1 Spring Cam (#31982)
13 Building Blocks 30 (#32879)
4 Building Blocks 15 (#32881)
2 Building Blocks 5 (#37237)

Step 3: Continue the Jack-o-Lantern

Slide a Building Block 15 onto the pin of the Angular Block 15 on the left. Insert the pin of a second Building Block 15 into the groove of the first Building Block 15. Add a Building Block 30 on the right.

Step 4: Continue the Jack-o-Lantern

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Insert the pin of two Angular Block 60s into each end of the model. Add a Building Block 30 onto each Angular Block. Set the assembly aside.

Step 5: Continue the Jack-o-Lantern

Begin the top section of the Jack-o-Lantern's grin by connecting two building Block 30s together. Slide two Angular Block 60s onto the Building Block 30s. On each end of the Building Block 30s, Add in order a Building Block 5, and two Angular Block 60s.

Step 7: Continue the Jack-o-Lantern

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Add a Building Block 30 onto each side of the assembly. Set the assembly aside.
dsman1952766 years ago
can you give me the files for the mlcad fishertecnik elements?
Juklop6 years ago
Hehe, I wonder if a FisherTechnik gun is possible.
it is... i made a cupple. mostly rubberband guns. this is my best one. shots 12 rubberbands. but how much rubberbands you can load on it all depends on how much string you have on it.
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darkmuskrat6 years ago
Very inventive-y!
lena_lou6 years ago
Very Halloween-y!