Intro: Upcycled Parts Pencil Cup
These ideas come only from people that like keeping the junk* from taking apart electronic devices...
How can you make a pencil cup from a drill motor? Keep reading to find out!
*Your mom's point of view
Step 1: What You'll Need:
What You'll Need:
A drill motor
A Hot Glue Gun (You can use other adhesives such as: Silicone RTV, Epoxy, Sugru, And More)
About one meter (~1 yard) of rope, string, or wire
A flat and hard piece of any material you want (I used a ferrite, If you don't have one, It's your time to improvise!)
A sharp metal object (A Phillips Screw-Driver can work)
The pens or pencils you want in the cup
Step 2: Where Do You Want to Put It?
Choose a place where it will be comfortable for you to reach when you need a pencil,
I chose to place it under my Magnetic Pegboard.
After choosing the place, I marked a hole in the wood with a small Phillips Screwdriver.
Step 3: Insert a Screw
Next, With my drill, I inserted the screw in the hole that I marked earlier
Step 4: Take Apart the Motor
The motor is made out of two main parts (the Shaft and the Frame), I separated them by sliding them apart.
Step 5: Hot Glue Time!
I hot-glued the ferrite to the bottom of the frame of the motor, This is to form a cup shape which won't let the pencils fall out through the bottom.
Step 6: Make a Loop
After that, I made a loop with magnet wire and hot glued it to the the motor's frame
Step 7: You're Done!
Place it on the screw. Don't forget to put your preferred pens or pencils inside! ;)
I might change the way that it hangs in the future, But for now, It's good enough...
Step 8: Thanks for Watching!
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