Miniature Electronics Repair Shop
Completed on December 14, 2011
The box was built to fit a 10" x 12" photo frame. The inside and outside was covered with scrapbook paper.
I designed and built all of the desks, shelves, cart and chair. The desks, shelves and cart were made with illustration board and balsa.
I used printies to make most of the tools. The lamp was made with a keyboard button and parts from a broken flashlight. The tool box on the shelf is a printie. I like to use printies on cardboard or fun foam to give the appearance of detailed items.
I crated and printed schematics, instructions, diagrams, anything to look like it would be hanging or sitting in a busy repair area of an electronics shop.
I added many details into the scene for visual interest. The glove box is printies glued onto a dollar store eraser with pieces of a real glove glued in place.
I printed circuit board photos and glued onto cardboard. The meters were glued onto fun foam and the larger diagnostic pieces were printies glued to painted erasers cut to fit. The chair was covered in a dollar store stretchable book cover fabric. The chair wheels are pony beads. The printer was made from a broken calculator back and eraser for bottom.
I used tiny pieces from broken electronics to make the buttons and handles on some of the equipment. The magazine racks were disposable razor covers. I made a mini cork board and filled it with schematics and diagrams.
Dollar store gum erasers are the best way to make printies look like actual objects. The can be carved, painted, and glued easily. The monitors were all made from erasers and printies. Fun foam is also a favorite for thinner printies like the meters and keyboards.
I used fun foam, printie, seed beads and wire to make the power strip. The drills and heat guns were all plugs from broken headphones and music players. The case was a toothbrush cover with printies added to look like electronic parts.
Another toothbrush cover with assorted caps made an electronics tool box. A closer look at the lamp from broken flashlight and keyboard. The sonic cup was a large glue cap. The hamburger was purchased online.
The fluorescent light tubes are lollipop sticks. I used dollar store lights for the inside of the electronics shop sign. The sign was printed on transparency plastic and then backed with white tissue paper.
I created the sign to be removable. It sits on a base that the battery pack fits in. I created the sign graphic in Word. I create nearly all of my graphics and signs that way.
Electronics Repair Shop Room Box
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