One of the most tedious chores of prepping the tinkering studio for the paper circuits on the floor is cutting the copper tape into manageable pieces and then in half lengthwise. Walter observed Lianna cutting the strips last week and immediately thought that there must be a better way to accomplish the task.
So he made a Jig with a circle to hold the roll, a stable blade for cutting, and a second mark to create uniform twelve inch strips. While it doesn't split the tape in half it does make the job easier by cutting the strips down to a manageable size.
Like some of Walter's other jigs, I like how it has a "user's manual" and "warning label" penciled in right on the wooden base. Also It's nice how it's somewhat cobbled together, but has all the necessary pieces and does the job right. While we spend a lot of time thinking about creating an environment for tinkering and practicing facilitation, it's also nice to highlight some of the practical custom tools that we use to do to prep the space and activities.