Initials on a wax block are boring and expensive! Do you have a better way to teach G & M code basics?
Sure do! How about doing initials, or a simple graphic on a wooden yo-yo? That’s right, a yo-yo. Students love it!
Special thanks to Chris Lallier who put it all together with the help of Jim Hanson and myself. Also, a very special thanks to Chuck “The Godfather of CIM” Spangler, who has been doing plastic yo-yo’s for many years!
All you need to do is download the zip file below, and order the Yo-yo kits WITH sleeper string; that’s right, a SLEEPER string, and you are off to the races. Yo-yo’s are about $1.50 each; much cheaper than wax or Renshape, and kids can do “testing” on the product after it is finished and assembled. A great all around project. You will however have to build the fixture to hold the yo-yo’s
The yo-yo blanks can be bought at Casey’s Wood
in Maine, and they do take PO’s. Tell them Chris & Jim sent you!
In this file you will find all of the information and files that you need to build a Yo-Yo holding fixture. This fixture is designed to firmly hold wooden Yo-Yo halves while they are engraved with a CNC Machine.
Includes the following documentation:
FILE 1a. YO-YO Fixture step-by-step
FILE 1b. Pdf. YO-YO Fixture step-by-step
FILE 2a. YO-YO Fixture Autodesk Inventor Drawing
FILE 2b. Pdf. YO-YO Fixture Autodesk Inventor Drawing
FILE 3. YO-YO Fixture Autodesk Inventor Part File
FILE 4. YO-YO Fixture EDGECAM File
FILE 5. YO-YO Fixture NC File
FILE 6. Grid Paper File
FILE 7. Technical Support
FILE 8. Credits