Some have wanted to put their AAE model on display at their schools and labs next to their World globe.
Others would like to encourage passing it around in class, and found that the correct way to lift (by the d-block pinch) requires more hand-off care than some students seem willing to apply.
None have requested to spend more money on this, but one teacher told me that many of their colleagues, in her experience, are more than happy to make school tools themselves.
So, here's a nice little DIY project that will fill all of the above desires, an Alexander Arrangement of Elements model display platform to be made from templates I will send to anyone who
emails me to ask for them.
The process is simply to print the three downloaded sections (at 100%!) and Scotch tape them together.
The instructions are part of the email message, and found on the a full template made of the assembled sections.
You will need black (preferably) foamcore, 11" x 14", a sharp blade, clear tape, a pushpin, and a place to cut.
With positioners/feet swung into place, the model just sets down on it, and can be glued there if you want. The positioning panels keep the blocks correctly oriented, and the feet allow plenty of finger space underneath for grasp-and-pass of a tabletop.
With or without the base, the model can be hung from the ceiling. Check it out.
Email me to send you the template drawings.