Model of Chandra X-Ray Telescope

Kenneth Fuller
(copyright information 2005)

After building the model myself, I have found tab and slot construction rather tricky for students.  I do not cut slots, I bend the tabs and glue them to the marks for the slots.  Where small tabs are to go through slots in a larger tab, I cut off the small tabs and glue the large one.  I find tweezers (dissecting forceps) useful in holding the tabs while glue sticks on small pieces like the thrusters.  In place of dowel, I find skewers from the supermarket work well.

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