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Rainbow loom and hacking

A while ago, I ordered from alibaba (or dealextreme) bazilions of elastic bands for the kids. However, I forgot to buy a loom. Being back from vacation, sunday evening needs an occupation for the kids.

Time for some hacking! I’ve already used the elastics between 2 fingers and the kids are now good with it and ready to move to more complex figures. I had some spare  wood (from doing the terrasse with IKEA Runnen)

First, unscrew the plastic holdings to get some fresh pieces of wood.

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Second step, use a mail to help with drilling correctly. You can use this sample drilling plan (hosted on bitbucket, use RAW button to download).
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Once all holes have been marked, switch to drilling (I used a 8mm wood bit).
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And then use some trunnions (8mm) to make the pin. You might need to convince them in the hole with a hammer.
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Once done, the result should look like that.
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This allows to have a triangle, a square, an hexagon and 2 pins, each time with a hole in the middle, for various forms.

Probably more, don’t really want to look for more patterns now

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