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Topic: Basic Sketchpad/Journal created with with all salvaged dorm stuff  (Read 1302 times)
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« on: September 12, 2009 10:34:54 PM »

So, my Developmental Biology professor (btw, COOLEST subject ever) is really nifty and wants us to also think about the different philosophical issues and ethical arguments in the course, as well as just observe daily things around us that have to do with the course.

For this, she requested that we maintain a journal of sorts, though she wanted it on unlined pages, to allow us to draw and scribble whatever whenever, as well as utilize it as a lab journal. (we also made our microsurgery tools out of our own hair, pretty darn sweet).
Funnily enough, my school and the local supermarket do NOT sell any sketchpads. So what's a desperate student to do, but to create her own?

I've never really done any papercrafts, so I utilized this tutorial and adjusted it to fit my needs.

Cereal Box
Paper (cut/folded/adjusted to size, made from these huuuge academic calenders they slide under everyone's door. Most end up as scrap paper, in the recycling bin, or worse, in the trash can >.<)
More cardboard (from the back of the calender)
Needle (from my sewing kit, to fix rips and such...really more of a necessity for college kids than you'd realize =P)
Thread (also from sewing kit)
Ruler - I found one in my dissection kit
Pushpin (instead of an awl, drill, whatever. Used for making the holes for binding)
Binder clips (for holding the thing - grab some bigger ones. I got by with just 3 binder clips of varying sizes, but I wished I had larger ones, and more).
Scrap piece of ribbon (not necessary - was added because I messed up in the binding)
Tape (used to bind even tighter, since I couldn't find ANY liquid glues)
Rice (make yourself some rice glue by taking a small bit of rice, adding a bit of water, and smooshing it well. You'll know when its good when it sticks your fingers together. Makes a great eco-friendly, biodegradable glue, haha)

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« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2009 01:54:54 AM »

Sweet! Great job and way to go pulling together limited resources.

« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2009 08:11:14 AM »

I LOVE using cereal boxes to make myself little journals!

Thanks for sharing the link to the tutorial!

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« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2009 08:52:03 PM »

How cool!  Thanks for the idea about rice glue.   Smiley

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« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2009 09:07:26 PM »

BEST LAB BOOK EVER!  I'm hitting This Rocks!

But I really want to know more about your microsurgery tools out of your own hair!!??  Please?

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