Archive for Moto Magic
Let’s make the Moto Magic, a tin can that moves motored by energy from an elastic. Imagine it to be a helicopter, windmill or madly rotating drum. Decorate the can with colourful electrical tape and it will make nice patterns when twirling around….. Amaze your friends!
You can also make the piece just long enough to stick inside the open end and then use two small nails from the side to fix it in place. The only problem with this is that when the elastic breaks after lots of use, you have some difficulty replacing the elastic. But when that happens you might find a solution yourself. Have fun anyway!
The driver is an elastic that is fixed at the bottom and the top of the can, look at the photos how this is done. Make sure that the stick only rubs on the washer, IT SHOULD RUN FREE OFF THE RIM , otherwise your have too much friction. Put a little vaseline between the washer and the tin can to lubricate the parts and reduce friction, the Moto Magic will run much longer and goes faster with the least friction!