4c. Hold the wooden bracket, motor, and lever switch in place
against the lid so that they align properly with each other and
with the toggle. Mark their positions with the pencil.
If the motor turns in the opposite direction from what you anticipated while determining the layout (if the interruptible direction
turns the arm out, not in) you should reverse the connections to
the motor, or else position the motor the other way and arrange
the pieces in mirror-image on the opposite side of the box.
4d. Temporarily hold all the pieces in place with a bit of hot glue.
Put the lid on the box with the other half off, load the batteries,
and check to see that everything works perfectly (which is
4e. Tweak the components’ placement and the shape of the arm
as needed, ungluing and regluing with hot glue, until everything
does what it should. You may need to file down part of the arm
so it clears the bottom of the box, or fine-tune the position of the
all-important micro lever switch.
When everything checks out, mark the final locations. Then
mount the motor to the bracket with its included screws and
attach the other components in place with permanent glue.
4f. For the other half of the lid, replace (or install) the hinges on
the narrow end opposite the machine half, drilling
5" pilot holes.
4g. At this point, you should have a fully functioning Useless
Machine. Don’t wear it out!
NOW GO USE IT »