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19 Mar
19 Mar

Bellows Design - Problems and Solution.

Next step in the bird box project. Bellows and crank. Turn the handle to pump the bellows. This is similar to the type three model I made before but the guide rails will keep the moving plate horizontal as it moves. There's a problem though.

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15 Mar
15 Mar

Further Bird Box Experiments

Further experiments on the Bird Box project. This time, a crank with a big throw (70mm between the extremes) driving a higher volume bellows. You can click on the picture to see a quick Instagram video clip with sound of the first draft.

 

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08 Mar
08 Mar

Twitterer - Alternative Layout

I'm trying out a few different mechanisms for my bird box project.

Rather than experimenting with several designs and then just posting one as a download I thought you might be interested to try out the various designs yourself and join in the fun!

Here's the second layout of a two pipe twitterer. The volume of the bellows is much greater than the previous version so the sound is much clearer. I'll be releasing this one and the previous double bellows project as downloadable kits in the next few days.

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02 Mar
02 Mar

Bird Song Prototype

I'm trying to make you a paper version of one of those Victorian bird boxes where the bird moves and sings. Obviously I won't be able to make anything as sophisticated as the Victorian model but there is still quite a bit that we can do.

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01 Mar
01 Mar

Pull-the-Tab Easter Chick to download and Make

The third Pull-the-Tab Easter Card to Download and Make. This time an Easter Chick. This is the final card of a set I've designed for Brother International. Everyone can download and make this card from the Brother Int. site by clicking here.

Click the image to see the card in animated action on Instagram.

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27 Feb
27 Feb

Easter Bunny - Download and Make this Pull-the-Tab Card

Another Pull-the-Tab Easter Card to Download and Make. This time featuring an Easter Bunny. This is part of a set I've designed for Brother International. Everyone can download and make this card from the Brother Int. site by clicking here.

Click the image to see the card in animated action on Instagram.

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26 Feb
26 Feb

Easter Lamb, Pull the Tab card to download and make

Pull the Tab Easter Card to Download and Make. I've designed a set of Easter cards for Brother International. First up we have the Easter Lamb. Everyone can download and make this card from the Brother Int. site by clicking here. Happy Easter!

Click the image to see the card in animated action on Instagram.

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12 Feb
12 Feb

Dog's Dinner Kit - Progressing Nicely

I'm starting off with two new printed kits on the Flying Pig web site to test the waters. The first is the previosuly mentioned Flexiphant, the second will be the Dog's Dinner model. Here's an almost ready layout of the cover.

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