Project: Making a Diabolo

Made our own Diabolo after seeing one being sold at school.

Step 1: The Sketch

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Step 2: Buying the materials

– 2 bowls from Target

– 1 10/32 screw 2″ long + nut + washers

– 1 x plastic round stock (1.5″ in diameter)

– 1 x 1/4″ bronze tube

– 2 Sticks (we used our drum sticks but any 1/2″ diameter dowel would work)

Step 3: Machining the plastic cones and bronze bushing

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Step 4: Drill hole into bowls

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Step 5: combining the parts


Step 6: Playing with the finished Diabolo



Go Cart Project

Motorized kids go cart using a drill and its battery to give it speed (see left side of the image).  On the right side added a cup/bottle holder.