This week we need to hold two different materials together.
Firstly I thought about making a golden edged handkerchief, just as what is like what the characters use in Northeastern China’s traditional song-and-dance duet. But I realized the cultural gap, and it would be too hilarious to be an assignment, and there may be no one who can get my point.
Then I wanted to 3D print a sword, and laser cut a sword scabbard. But then I found I couldn’t book 3D printing machine during final time.
Finally I decided to make it as simple as possible: to make a Windmill.
Firstly I tested different materials and I chose the postcard for our winter show.
I cut a small wooden stick and sanded it to make it flat and smooth.
I needed to cut the postcard to make it a square first.
I cut and folded the post card.
When I fold it to be a windmill, I stick different parts together.
After glued it, I needed to hold it for a while.
Now I need to connect it with the wooden stick.
I used a needle to get across from the windmill to the wooden stick.
At first I thought I could sew it together, but then I realized that the string could not work if it’s thiner than the needle – it would get through the whole stuff.
Fastening is supposed to be the hardest part. I considered for a while and tried different materials, finally I decided to weld the needle.
I cut the needle to make it shorter using the high temperature, then I welded it to fix it.
So it works like this:
In case sometimes the gif doesn’t work, here’s the original video:
It’s simple and childish I know. But this is the only thing which finally came to me that could work : P