One of of crafty makers, Meg Allan Cole, got inspired to try her hand at a papercrafted automaton. Here are her results. -Gareth
An automaton is a self-moving machine made out of wood, metal, or paper. A paper version is the perfect invitation to a crafter or maker to get down and dirty and build an automaton of your very own! While on my paper art kick, I thought I’d try my hand at building one, and in today’s video, I break it down and show you how to make an old school Nintendo Mario Brothers paper automaton.
Plural: automata or (increasingly acceptable) automatons
Emerson Bianchin uses scrap pieces such as keys, bearings, and plumbing fixtures to create his miniature motorcycles. In describing his work, Emerson notes that a piece often begins with a single component, upon which he builds a matrix, eventually bringing the motorcycle to completion.
R.J. McNamara built this great Mindstorms bottle opener:
I love how the video shows off whatever sub-assembly is currently in operation. [via the NXT Step]
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Build a rocking chair with a dummy sitting in it which rocks under its own power using an automotive windshield wiper motor.
Author: Keith Corcoran
Easily and quickly prepare a Japanese bento box with Ton Katsu (pork cutlet) as the main dish, an appetizer of miso soup and a California roll.
This is a paper version of the Yut-no-ri game kit. You can make your own board game or you can make this kit version as a gift for your friends.
Author: Michelle Min
Build the most unique clock on the market, featuring a retro Russian display tube and a clear plastic case so you can appreciate the inner workings of this fantastic gadget!
Author: Nick Brenn
Getting hands-on with your cellphone just got a heck of a lot easier. Folks at MIT’s High-Low Tech group have assembled a very handsome DIY cellphone from about $150 in easily sourced parts. [via Adafruit]
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