All eight clocks on display for the final day of camp.
Wow, took me long enough to post this. The last day of DEEP camp on June 28 and I learned so much from my students that I’ve been completely absorbed in revising the clock design that I haven’t taken time to post the photos of my student’s truly excellent work. Can’t wait for next year.
The video below shows six cardboard clocks running (mostly) all at once. What a lovely sound.
The recent purchases of a large shoe order and a new vacuum turned out to be quite helpful to the class.
Parents and students watch the closing ceremony and show while the clocks wait to be taken home.
The escape wheel reads: “Genius is eternal patience.” – Michelangelo
The escape wheel read: “Play is the highest form of research.” – Albert Einstein
In standard clock construction a clock wheel (aka: gear) is attached to an arbor and the arbor in turn is attached to a pivot. The same methods apply to the Cereal Box Clock except the wheels and arbors are made of paper and the pivots are wood.
Hot glue helps the wheel go round.
Trimming the outer edge of the Hour Wheel.
Using flush jaw wire cutters to cut wheel teeth is methodical yet enjoyable work.
Using a “Japanese” pull saw to cut arbor material. These saw work like butter.
Using a pull saw to cut dowels for pivots. These saws are so sharp that some students could cut through a dowel in one pull!
Assembling pinions is a lot of work and all of the students worked hard. Three eight leaf pinions are required for each clock.
The drilled holes are a little undersized so we must use this very sophisticated pointy stick to increase the diameter.
Five of eight pins inserted.
They don’t have to be straight.
Little smears of hot glue hold the pins in place.
Love the pink hot glue guns.