I made this project that link together two of my favourite fields : electronic and space. This space shuttle is made entirely from scratch.
Step 1: Plans
The space shuttle is a very nice looking space-craft. I didn't want my model to be disproportionate, so I recommand you to print this plan and use it as a template during the construction.
Step 2: Material
For this project you'll need:
-Electronic circuit in which you can take the components (and the epoxy green board)
-A soldering iron and soldier
-The template (step 1)
-Tools like saw, file, sandpaper, pliers ...
Step 3: The Base
These five pictures show the chronology of the base making :
1- Remove all the components of a board
2- Place the template on it and make sure there is enough space
3- Draw the shape with a marker
4- Cut roughly the external shape with a hand saw
5- Sand (sand belt, file or sandpaper) to have a nice shape
⚠️ Take precautions during the sanding (wear a mask)
Step 4: The Rudder
The rudder is a piece that I cut directly with ordinary scissors in a board of an old hard drive disc.
Then sand the edges with a fine sandpaper to make it nice and clean
Step 5: The Main Body
This step is the most creative one you can make the body as you want!
For my part I welded a capacitor in the middle and I placed two integrated circuits above it.
Then I made the sides of the body with all kinds of little components (resistors, ceramic capacitors ...).
I made the nose of the shuttle with two IC, one LED and differents kinds of resistors.
For the engines part I used three capacitors and two quartz.
Step 6: [tip]
When you have to weld a component to the board you can re-use the pre-existing holes of the board! plus, these holes are already tinned.
Step 7: The Base
I made a little base from scrap wood, I glued a bended wire on the back and I welded the other extremity to the shuttle. This is very simple and it makes a nice support for the space shuttle !
Step 8: End
This project is done, I hope you like it! if so, let me know in comments ;)