Making Things From Tin and Soda Cans
By user12607856 on Apr 21, 2006
Last week, as expected, once I showed Duncan the video of the Incredible Machines, he wanted to build one.
We fully utilised his Lego, Brio, Dominoes, plastic marble machine pieces and chutes made from cardboard, and got some sequences going one evening. I was fully expecting to be extending the machine the following evening, so I started looking around for other effects we could use.
I had everything ready, but Duncan had lost interest. I wonder how many other dads have had that feeling. You want to keep working on your special project together, but your child wants to do something else. Oh well.
While I was looking around, I found several other useful pages containing things you can make out of tin and soda (aluminum) cans.
- Do it yourself: make your own soda can airplane
- How to Build a Model Airplane out of Beer Cans"
- Various models from soda cans
- Musical Instruments (some in Tin)
- More Musical Instruments
I've also got most of the October 1952 edition of the Model Maker magazine (had it since I was a small child). There is an article in there showing you how to make a really cool looking "Electrically Driven Dellow" trial/sports car from tin cans. Someday...