Introduction: How to Make an Electric Firki / Charkhi for Kite Festival

"Electric Firki / Charkhi" Make your Kite festive very special my making this thread rolling machine (string winder) at home. Kite festival is a very popular festival in India and celebrated on 14th January. Its also know as "Uttarayan" and "Makar Sankranti" (layang layang)

source: Navin Khambhala # crazyNK

Step 1: List of Materials

1. 12V DC motor

Speed: 1000 RPM

2. Stainless Steel Pipe

Size: 12 mm

3. PVC pipe

Length: 180 mm, Diameter: 75 mm

4. PVC pipe coupling

Diameter: 63 mm & 75 mm

5. Ball Bearing

Quantity: 3 pieces, Type: 6201-2RS

6. Hose Clip PVC Pipe Clamp

Quantity: 2 pieces, size: 30 mm

7. Momentary Push Button Switch

8. 12 V DC female socket

9. 3.7 V Li-ion Battery

Recommended: Remove from old laptop battery or PowerBank

10. Wooden pieces and Bike tyre's tube

Step 2: Cut the Wooden Circular Pieces With Dimension As Shown in Image

Step 3: Combine the Wooden Piece, Bearing and PVC Coupling

Stick the wooden pieces : 115 mm + 75 mm, 115 mm + 75 mm and 73 mm + 63 mm

Also stick bearing in center of all three wooden pieces, and attach PVC coupling ring.

Step 4: Attach Motor and Wooden Pieces to Stainless Steel Road

Make center hole in stainless steel rod, also joint wooden block (73 mm + 63 mm) to rod with help of rubber tube.

Also attach motor on rod using hose clip.

Step 5: Joint Switch, Power Supply Port and Battery to Motor

Fix switch and female power supply port to the end of road and also fix battery and make the connection between them,

Step 6: Combine All the Wooden Block and PVC Pipe

Also insert one screw to the main rotating wooden block to fix PVC pipe to it.

Step 7: Decorate the Product With Some Craft

Final product is ready to use

Step 8: Electric FIRKI Is Ready to Use, Make Your Kite Festival More Stylish and Effortless

Since 1989, the city of Ahmedabad of Gujarat state has hosted the International Kite Festival as part of the official celebration of Uttarayan, bringing master kite makers and flyers from all over the world to demonstrate their unique creations and wow the crowds with highly unusual kites. In past years, master kite makers from Malaysia have brought their wau-balang kites, llayang-llayanghave come from Indonesia, kite innovators from the USA have arrived with giant banner kites, and Japanese rokkaku fighting kites have shared the skies with Italian sculptural kites, Chinese flying dragons, and the latest high-tech modern wonders.