Scratch Builds: 10. Multi-Role Hinges

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    Basics of Styrene: Part Two


    Multi-Role Hinges

    In some projects, you may be pressed for space and need a mechanism to function in several ways. This multi-role hinge will allow the wheel section to fold away as well as allow the front end to slide forward:

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    We're using three different sizes of styrene tubing in this project. The largest size is cut into three primary pieces. The middle section is the main support shaft and the smaller tube will act as the slide mechanism:

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    The section that is glued will also be glued to the actual figure for this project:

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    The rear section is free floating as it will turn allowing the wheel to fold under. The smaller section is the slide mechanism:

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    Glue the two piece nub to the smallest rod (It never hurts to have extra support):

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    Now we glue the assembly to two locations. One is to the figure and the other will be to the foot section:

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    Now the cover is put in place and is only glued to the forward section of the whole assemble. This adds a whole lot of strength and helps with the believability that this robot is made outta car parts:

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