Tumbling Tumbler Toy




Introduction: Tumbling Tumbler Toy

this project is fairly easy. It's a ramp the consists of evenly spaced out edges for a weighted container to drop down to each step causing it to rotate half way and continues until there is no more edges to catch on to.

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Step 1: Step 1

First things first is building the ramp. You will need 2 identical pieces of wood at your choosing of length depending on how long you want your ramp. You can cut a long rectangle piece of wood in half to make the 2 identical wood (ramp).

Step 2: Step 2

once you got the 2 pieces of wood for your ramp, you are ready to measure and mark the lengths of each edge that stops the toy from falling. Evenly spaced out 3 inches apart and a centimeter from the top. Then make a diagonal line from one corner to the opposite corner. You are ready to cut out the edges (use of scroll saw is recommended)

Step 3: Step 3

find a dowel that is the Same size as the drill bit you are using. You will be making holes in the same spot on both pieces for the dowel to go through and maintain stability. I advise you to use clamps to hold both wood down and drill through both ay the same time.

Step 4: Step 4

Make sure when you make a container/toy for the weights, the ramp is spaced out far enough to fit the toy while it drops down each step. You can any size of container and width of the ramp as long as the dowels on the toy reaches both end.

Step 5: Step 5

depending on what type of container you use, the diagonal length from one dowel to the next should match 3 inches due to the ramps steps being the 3 inches apart. You can build any type of toy just as long as the lengths fit the ramps width.

Step 6: Step 6

you will now need another pair of 2 identical wood pieces that act as support to keep the ramp from falling.doesn't matter what size as long as it keeps up the ramp. Length depends on how steep you want the ramp to be.

Step 7: Step 7

use a base to keep the 2 support legs up. Make sure it is nailed in and properly spaced out due to the toy width.

Step 8: Step 8

now it is time to create the ramp. Just nail the ramp onto the support leg to the height of your choosing and use the dowels to keep the ramp evenly spaces out and stable.

Step 9: Step 9

use the toy/container on the ramp and adjust the dowels to fit the edges on the ramp. Make sure wights inside the container are heavy enough to tilt the toy over onto the next step.

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    2 years ago

    These are fun to play with :)