So we did it!! We created our “Portable Heater” once again and we went through the steps from beginning to end in the video posted above.
- Altoids Container
- Sheet metal
- Durable Hole Puncher
- Tea Lights
- Box/Book Matches
- Heavy Duty Scissors
- Marshmellows (To test out finished product)
- Tiny Glass of water (To test out finished product)
This project started off with a few rough patches but we have prevailed and have actually created this actually maker 3-4 times each time going through the trail and error to see what worked best and what didn’t. We mastered the assignment and it works very well.
This heater can be used to roast Marshmellows, to warm up food, and small sums of water. We tried it with all of the above and it worked. It gets really HOT!! I hope you enjoyed our video and look forward to you trying it at the Makers Faire.
For the Makers project me and Rey teamed up and went through many different ideas as to what we can make that also be an assignment we can teach to our future students. We didn’t to just build anything we wanted our “Maker” or “Tool” to serve a purpose. The first idea we came up with was to make “High-Pressure Foam Rockets” as were seen on the Make Project website, we felt that it was fun, creative and fundamental for our future classrooms but it wasn’t challenging enough. So we stumbled across the “Altoids -Tin Heater”, and we thought it was perfect, challenging, creative. The project even though it seems rather easy it was a bit of a challenge especially when it came to cutting and punching holes through the sheet metal.
The objective of this tool is to teach our future students how to build a portable heater for survival kit purposes possibly to use when camping and needing to roast marshmallows or to simply boil water as suggested on the web-page. Stay tuned for our final finished product!
This is the link to Reyawesome’s post of our 2nd attempt of building our Heater.