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Ideas for how to make a kinetic pin wall door Answered

http://youtu.be/F88D-eQMC9c

The concept was to take the pin walls that you see at museums and science centers and make a kid's bedroom door out of these push pins.   From talking to manufacturers it appears to be a pretty pricey proposition (.25 cents per pin / approx 55,000 pins per 4x4 area).

I was wondering if anyone had any ideas how to make this more economical?  Or if it had already been done and there was an instructable already out there?

Thanks!

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Kiteman

7 years ago

Why stick with pins?

If you use something like bamboo skewers or cocktail sticks, they'll be cheaper per item, and you'll need fewer because they're thicker.

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msmith94Kiteman

Reply 7 years ago

I was thinking you may be able to try straws, but with kids they would get beat up pretty easily. I think you need something that would hold up to the barrage.

Here was some of the design concepts shared by a manufacturer.

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