The Alu-GO method
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The four basic steps of the method
In the first step: by opening up the aluminium drink cans we obtain the thin aluminium sheet which we then use to create our models. There exists a very simple method for opening the aluminium cans which renders the process no more dangerous then opening a can. (If necessary, the aluminium drink cans ought to be rinsed before they are opened up – if possible, then this should be done right after consuming the drink they contain.)
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In the second step: cut open the mantle of the empty and rinsed aluminium drink can using a pair of scissors and flatten the sheet.
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In the third step: with a ball point pen we transfer the sketch of the model onto the aluminium sheet. By cutting around the drawings on the sheet with a pair of scissors we create the individual building blocks. If necessary, we can intensify the preliminary folds which are created by the pressure of the ball point pen.
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Finishing operation: during this we attach the constructional units cut from the aluminium sheets to each other. This is done very simply, basically with only two movements. The small hand tool developed for this operation, called the Alu-GO pliers can be found in the basic pack.
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In order to develop the method I would like to ask all users to share their experiences with the community, as this development takes place based on the ever-growing feedback we receive from you.
Gyula Balázs (specialist teacher, developer of Alu-GO)
When designing the basic pack we took into consideration both home and institutional (school) requirements and opportunities. The pack takes up little space and contains all the basic tools necessary to learn the method and create works of art.
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Contents of the basic pack
- Alu-GO pliers
- general instruction
- model's description
- work surface
- ball point pen