Handtools Induction - Practical Exercise

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Summary

Participants will assemble a laser cut LED badge and familarises themselves with the variety and safe use of hand tools in The Edge Fabrication Fab. This is the practical exercise for the Edges Hand tools induction.

The aim of the activity is to provide inductees with an opportunity to :

  • Gain a hands-on, practical understanding of the basic categories of hand tools found in in the Fabrication Lab
  • Identify the risks associated with these categories of tools and learn safety and handy tips for using these tools.
  • Put together an inexpensive, cool and quick little take-home project thats been made with the equipment in the Fabrication Lab.

Materials

Part # Part Name Image
Laser Cut Parts
1 badge front
2 logo
3 Battery retainer
4 Battery back
Other Parts
5 Cr2032 Calculator Cell (Battery)
6 Flashing 5mm LED (various colours)
7 3M nut
8 3M 12mm screw
9 Metal Badge Back

Parts Back

Parts Front

Tools

  1. Hot glue gun & glue
  2. Pointy nose pliers
  3. Philips head screwdriver
  4. Awl
  5. Adjusting spanner
  6. Countersinking bit
  7. Cordless Drill
  8. Hand saw
  9. Clamp or mini vice
  10. Sand paper

Assembly Instructions

Step Zero:

  • Check you have all you parts and that these are cut through cleanly. If you need to clean up laser cut parts with sand paper and an awl.
  • Check you have all the tools you require.

Step One:

First, with the Cordless Drill and a counter sink bit, countersink the hole in the Battery back (Part 4)

Any time you are using a spinning blade or tool you also need to be care careful not to get hair or clothes caught in the equipment… Take it off, tie it back or tuck it in

Any time you are using a spinning blade or tool you also need to be care careful not to get hair or clothes caught in the equipment… Take it off, tie it back or tuck it in

Also any time you are using a spinning blade or tool you could be creating friction… Be careful of hot tools and keep track of where your hot swarf ends up

Also any time you are using a spinning blade or tool you could be creating friction… Be careful of hot tools and keep track of where your hot swarf ends up

Next, separate the Battery Retainer (Part 3) from the Battery Back by sawing the part in half.

Are you applying force? Make sure you secure your work… clamp the material down or put it in a vice when using a drill or saw

Are you applying force? Make sure you secure your work… clamp the material down or put it in a vice when using a drill or saw

Step Two:

With hot glue, stick the Battery Retainer (part3) to the back of the Badge Front (Part1) make sure you have aligned the screw holes and LED holes on both parts.

Hot Glue Burns - if you manage to get hot glue on you skin cool it under cold running water immediately. trying to wipe it off will spread the burniness around.

Hot Glue Burns - if you manage to get hot glue on you skin cool it under cold running water immediately. trying to wipe it off will spread the burniness around.

Step Three:

Test your LED (part 6) by placing the long leg over the positive (+) of the Cell(battery)(part 5) and and the short leg over the negative (-) side.

with pliers bend the short leg over at 90 deg and back on itself

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place LED into hole on the badge (from the back side)

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orient the LED so the short bent leg is inboard- towards the cell (battery) and the positive (+) long leg is outboard.

Step Three: - Continued

Turn the badge over so you are looking at the face and hot glue the LED in the hole in this position from the front

Turn the badge over again so it is face down and insert the Cell (battery) with the positive (+) up.

Step Four:

Bend the long positive leg over the Cell and back on itself

The LED should Light up.

Step Five:

Align the Battery Back (Part 4) screw hole with the screw hole in the badge front/ battery retainer.

Insert Screw (part) from back to front and screw on nut.

Allow nut to seat in captured nut recess on Badge Front

Tighten Nut and bolt using Phillips head screwdriver and adjustable spanner.

Step Six

hot glue the badge back

Hot glue the Logo over the LED

Complete the General Induction Online

Now its time to complete your General Induction online quiz. Go to State Library's inductions site.

You will be asked to log-in - use the SSO option

Select the General Induction

Click on enroll

And start your assessment

Drag the cross-hairs (not the mouse) over the correct answer.

Preparation

This workshop requires

  • the below to be cut out on the laser. Total cutting/ etching time (for 60 parts) = 1.5 hours

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