Recycled Scale

Recycled PlanetsRecycled Planets wrote 02/15/2021 at 11:13 • 3 min read • Like

This is a simple scale that I made from recycled components:

You can see that I attached plastic containers from Ricotta cheese to three 30 cm rulers on top of a plastic bottle filled with water.

Initially I was considering submitting only a photo of my idea to the Recycled Planets Wix website. However, then I decided that this project needs a more detailed implementation description.

Step 1: Drill the Hole

Each ruler had only one hole at one end. Thus I had to drill a hole on the other end of the ruler with my Ozito electric drill.

I connected multiple rulers to metal vice and one of them did crack during drilling because I used a very thick drill bit.

Step 2: Attach Plastic Containers

I attached plastic containers with metal wire.

Container 1:

Container 2:

I used additional metal wire connections:


Step 3: Attach the Plastic Bottle

I attached a plastic bottle from Scott's hand sanitizer with Raffia Pollot ropes.

Step 4: Testing

I filled the bottle with water because I could not keep both ends of the scale equally balanced and levelled in the air: