School bus with restless kids

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Project by Uwe posted 03-16-2011 04:23 PM 1314 views 6 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The next Easter Market is coming up soon. One of my new projects I will sell there is this ‘Restless school bus’. The kids slightly go up and down as you move the bus. I used O-rings on the wheels to get a good grip on any type of floor. The 2nd pic shows the mechanism, drawn on Sketchup. The round bar lies loose inside the body, gets kicked up by the excenters, which in turn move the figures. Total length 200mm. Thanks for looking.

-- Uwe

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#1 posted 03-16-2011 06:57 PM

Being a substitute school bus driver, the restless kids bouncing up and down on the bus a pretty darn realistic. I’m always having them to sit down, turn around, stop calling other people names, blah, blah, blah. Same kids every day. As the saying goes in the driver lounge, “it must be a school day, my stress level is through the roof already”. :-)

-- Don, Diamond Lake Custom Woodworks - - "If you make something idiot proof, all they do is make a better idiot"

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#2 posted 03-16-2011 08:21 PM

Wow! pretty neat! It seems like it would be pretty hard to make the parts so perfect that they function properly!

-- ~christine @ used2btrees

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#3 posted 03-16-2011 10:37 PM

Great idea! Nice job. I may do a couple of those ;-))

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#4 posted 03-18-2011 02:31 AM

Very nice. My 3 year old wants one!

-- Matt, Arizona

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