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  • jnormanslak commented on amandaghassaei's instructable Suitcase BoomBox2 years ago
    Suitcase BoomBox

    This is great - I've seen completed stand-alone versions of this for sale in a speciality home furnishing shop outside Chicago. Whoever made them likely was inspired by your design. I wonder if the aprox end cost could be added. Also, your video was very slick, but didn't have a representation of what your speakers actually sounded like - I know it would of been playing once removed through the youtube video to my laptop, but still, one could get a sense of the dynamics, maybe?

    love the voltage meter. what was your aprox end cost for build?

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  • How to Make a To-Scale Model of the Parthenon in Greece

    duct-tape-master's plans worked out well for a 12 yr old and her middle-school project. We only used the 5/8" dowels (not sure why the call-out for the 3/8" dowels, unless they were used in the interior). We printed out the friezes and the pediments at a higher resolution from books on the Parthenon. Same for the Athena, which we mounted on foam board too (you can make her out behind the row of columns in the first picture. Everything you need is within DTM's original instructions - you can customize and tweak as you go along or as time allows. The model was part of a Greek History presentation and was well-received. Other notes: total price of project was between 20-30 bucks. 3M makes a liquid glue specifically for foam board, so we used that instead of a glue gun. We left th...

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    duct-tape-master's plans worked out well for a 12 yr old and her middle-school project. We only used the 5/8" dowels (not sure why the call-out for the 3/8" dowels, unless they were used in the interior). We printed out the friezes and the pediments at a higher resolution from books on the Parthenon. Same for the Athena, which we mounted on foam board too (you can make her out behind the row of columns in the first picture. Everything you need is within DTM's original instructions - you can customize and tweak as you go along or as time allows. The model was part of a Greek History presentation and was well-received. Other notes: total price of project was between 20-30 bucks. 3M makes a liquid glue specifically for foam board, so we used that instead of a glue gun. We left the roof unglued, so that it could be detached. We used a hand-saw and miter box for cutting the dowel/columns, so some of the columns were a little off, but that's going to happen - we were reassured by looking at photos of DTM's model. It isn't necessary to download the software for sketchup™ - I think that DTM just wanted to credit wherever he found the original scale model instructions. However, If your kid is interested in architecture, the software is a nice introduction to have, so we went ahead and downloaded the free version of the software. hat-tip again to @duct-tape-master for making this available - we are now fans of instructables and this community!

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  • How to Make a To-Scale Model of the Parthenon in Greece

    Not sure if you are still active to answer questions, but wondering why the call-out in supplies for two different size dowels? From the steps, it looks like all columns use the 5/8" dowel - what is the 3/8" for? Also, is white duct tape used as alternative for white paint? Is it either/or for making columns white? It's nice that you included your frieze/pediment graphics as they appear to be in scale for use, but higher resolution might be needed for printing reproduction (we'll try to find in book). Lastly, do you cite sketchup™ for reference, to credit your source or as a way of introducing young people to a modeling program? It's not clear if it's a requirement to build your model, but we've downloaded it just to become familiar with it (even if it complicates things...

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    Not sure if you are still active to answer questions, but wondering why the call-out in supplies for two different size dowels? From the steps, it looks like all columns use the 5/8" dowel - what is the 3/8" for? Also, is white duct tape used as alternative for white paint? Is it either/or for making columns white? It's nice that you included your frieze/pediment graphics as they appear to be in scale for use, but higher resolution might be needed for printing reproduction (we'll try to find in book). Lastly, do you cite sketchup™ for reference, to credit your source or as a way of introducing young people to a modeling program? It's not clear if it's a requirement to build your model, but we've downloaded it just to become familiar with it (even if it complicates things, we're not sure which parthenon file you used, or if it's necessary to find the same one you used). Thanks for documenting your project, we're going to take a go at it, as yours is one of the top (and only) google search results in trying to find a suitable middle-school Parthenon model build. Just thought I'd provide some feedback in case you are interested in updating your steps. cheers - and thanks again.

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