Fig. A: Disassemble the sliding tray from inside
the Zip drive. Fig. B: Glue the disc spinner eyes to
the tray head. Fig. C: Drill the hole for the lower
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Fig. D: Drill the thigh for one of its spring joints.
Fig. E: Steps for constructing wire spring joints.
Fig. F: Body and leg with 2 completed joints.
2. For the eyes, glue the 2 spinners to the sliding
tray, on the side opposite the spindle hole, which
looks like a mouth (Figure B).
3. Clamp and let dry, then drill a vertical hole
through the chin. The head is now complete.
4. On the body, drill holes centered at the top
and bottom (Figure C) for the neck and back
strings, and pairs of holes on the sides and
along the bottom for the arms and legs.
5. Drill holes in the ends of all 4 arm pieces and the
2 leg pieces for the thighs (Figure D). For the other
2 leg pieces, the shins, drill only 1 end.
6. Make 8 small arm/leg springs by wrapping the
wire around a nail 20 times and 1 large neck spring
by wrapping the wire around a pencil 25 times.
7. To make the arm and leg joints, twist-tie wire
pieces through 1 side, slide a spring over the wire,
then twist-tie the other side and trim any extra wire
(Figures E and F). The connections need to be loose
enough to let the limbs move freely. Attach the neck
in the same way, using the larger spring (Figure G).