This is a perfect gift for a rookie quadcopter pilot or for father's day
If you ever tried to experiment with a quad-copter you will also probably experienced a crash.
While usually quadcopters are quite sturdy, their blades are fragile and easily break. In this instructable I suggest you a way of recycling broken quadcopter blades and produce a trophy that you can give as a present to a rookie quadcopter pilot
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Step 1: Material List
- 1 ribba frame from IKEA (this picture frame is ideal for this project since it has plenty of space between the back-cover and the mirror)
- 1 broken quadcopter blade
- acrylic paint
- 1 screw
Step 2: Create the Blade Support
Open the RIBBA frame and take the wood/cardboard back-cover
Find the center of the frame tracing the 2 diagonals with a pencil
Glue a screw to the center of the frame. This screw will be the support of the blade so chose one that fits your blade. I used epoxy glue since it is very strong and dry quite fast (if the material of the back-cover is porous you should chose another kind of glue)
Step 3: Paint the Picture Background
With the acrylic colors paint the back-cover.
To make the screw less visible, paint also the screw head.
I used very bright colors and intentionally un-even brush strokes to make the resulting color more dynamic and less boring.
In the second figure (with red background) I installed a second support since the blade was broken in 2 pieces (see the photo)
Step 4: Add the White Border Layer
The ribba frame comes with a white layer that you can put over your photo to make it look nicer (it actually frames the photo with a thick white border)
We will use this thick white border to highlith both the blade and the backgorund color.
First apply a small layer of glue on the broders of the back-cover (I used a Vinyl acetate glue for wood)
Overlay the white layer and keep it steady for few hours
Step 5: Assemble the Picture Frame
Once the glue is dried screw the blade in position and assemble the picture frame