Pocket Modelling Kit

Introduction: Pocket Modelling Kit

About: I am a hobist with lots of hobies from carpentry to mechanics. There is hardly any thing that i am not interested in.

This I got from a website by Arvind Gupta. I am just making it pocketable.

I have been playing with these things since my childhood. Students can make and understand chemistry from these models.
It just cost me Rs 50 =1$ to make few of them

So let's get started.

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Step 1: Things Required

Not much is required to make this project

Match sticks
Cycle Valve tube
Large sewing needle (i just used a sharp tool here)
A tin can (I am using nivea can as I don't have access to altoid can where i come from)

Step 2: Prepare the Parts

Cut the valve tube in 1 inch pieces. Cut a little more than you think required.
Cut of the lighting tip of the match sticks.
These things will be the base of the project. So make as many as you can

Step 3: Prepare the Complex Parts

Pierce a hole in one of the valve tube pieces. Pass another valve tube through the hole to get a connector of 4
Pass another valve tube to get a connector of 6.

Step 4: Packing Everything

Put everything together so that nothing is lying around.

Step 5: Using It

This is a basic model that can be made. In this model I used just the 2 point connector. But you can use 4 point connecor or 6 point connector. Just leave 1 connection loose without the match stick.

Play around and have fun!

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    7 Discussions


    3 years ago

    cycle valve tube??

    Would I find this in a bike shop or can I go to a sporting goods place?


    Reply 3 years ago

    Bike accessory shop will have bulk supply. Those stores who specifically sell cycles.


    8 years ago on Introduction

    Oh, that's an awesome idea. Education supply stores sell those model kits for an obscene amount of money. Smart.


    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    It sure is! I am making this for a friend's kid! Someday I will make it for my son who is just 3 months old.


    8 years ago on Introduction

    Very interesting!

    I tried many times to do something like this, but I never thought of those little rubber tubes.