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Cam & T.Rex Mash Up - Download and Make for Free!

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New project for everyone to download from the Brother Int. Creative Center.

This interchangeable cam-in-a-box makes a great starting point for your own paper automata.

For example, with a couple of simple modifications you can bring the T.Rex to life.

Cam || T.Rex


Check out the YouTube clip!

New project for everyone to download from the Brother Int. Creative Center.

This interchangeable cam-in-a-box makes a great starting point for your own paper automata.

For example, with a couple of simple modifications you can bring the T.Rex to life.

Cam || T.Rex


Check out the YouTube clip!

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TRex and Pop Up Elephant on the Brother Website

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Two more models to download from the Brother website. These two are new improved updates of paper projects that have previously appeared on robives.com. They are available for free for everyone to download and make. I hope that you enjoy them!

The pop-up elephant comes in a mother and baby pack. Fold them flat, when they are released they pop up powered by the elastic band inside the linked boxes!


The poseable T.Rex is a great addition to any desk. Free to download at the Brother International website. Have fun!

Two more models to download from the Brother website. These two are new improved updates of paper projects that have previously appeared on robives.com. They are available for free for everyone to download and make. I hope that you enjoy them!

The pop-up elephant comes in a mother and baby pack. Fold them flat, when they are released they pop up powered by the elastic band inside the linked boxes!


The poseable T.Rex is a great addition to any desk. Free to download at the Brother International website. Have fun!

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Ski Rex

£2.50

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Turn the handle on the Ski Rex and watch our prehistoric friend indulge in a bit of cross country skiing!
This model is actually a mash-up of the double crank box model and the pose-able T. Rex with added skis poles and a bit of colour! I've put all the parts into one file in both coloured and uncoloured form. If you are a member you can download the parts for free at the link. Non-members can download the parts for £2.50

Let's get started!

Print out the pages onto thin card. (230 micron / 67lb) Score along the dotted and dashed lines then cut out the holes before carefully cutting out the parts. There are six sheets in this model.


Start by making the T. Rex

Glue together the four parts that make the body.


Assemble the head upper, gluing the head inners into place (Deep red in the picture) make sure the tabs on the head inners are folded inwards as shown.


Glue together the tongue support.


Glue the tongue support into the assembled lower jaw.

Curve the tongue round and glue it to the tongue support.


The arms and legs are double thickness card. Fold them over and glue them down leaving the tabs unglued. Once the glue is dry, cut out the parts.


Fit the legs into the body. Glue one of the large disks to the leg tabs. Make sure that the leg is free to move as the glue dries.


Repeat this process with the arms. Use the small disks to secure them.


Thread the tabs from the head inner through the holes in the lower jaw and then into the body. Glue the remaining disks over the tabs making sure that the head and jaw can move.


Glue on the eyes and the feet to complete the T. Rex. Set her to one side as you start on the box.


Assemble the two short crank pieces.


Assemble the long centre crank piece.


Fold up and glue down the four push rod ends to make double thickness card. Once the glue is dry cut out the hole and then cut out the pieces.


Roll round and glue down the four pins lining up the edges with the end of the grey area.


Assemble the push rods. Glue the two push rod ends into place and thread the 'Centre' pin through them. Make sure the pin is free to turn.


Glue the long centre crank piece between the two pins. Make sure both push rods are the same way up.


Complete the crank assembly by adding the two shorter crank pieces and the two pins. Make sure everything is as square and lined up as possible.


Fold up and glue down the tabs at the side of the box-top and box-bottom to make a right angled triangle section.

Fit the box-top stiffeners into place next to the slots in the box-top.


Fold round and glue the flaps on the box end to make equilateral triangle tubes.


Glue the top of the box end to the box-top. Glue it to the end opposite the long slots.


Assemble the two slider bars and slider tubes.


Glue the two slider bars as centrally as possible in the two slots.


They should look like this from the top. The slider tubes should be free to move back and forth.


Fit the crank assembly into the box end with the tabs on the push rods facing downwards.

Glue the tabs to the slider tubes. The crease on the tabs should line up with the centre of the slider tubes.


Fit the other box end and the box base into place to close the box.


Fold in and glue down the end flaps to make triangular tubes.


Fold in and glue down the flaps at the other end of the box onto the inside walls of the box.


Assemble the handle in three steps.


Glue the handle into place to complete the box. Once the glue is dry you can check that it is working properly by turning the handle. The slider tubes should move back and forth in oppoite directions to each other.


The skis are made from three layers laminated card.

Glue the three layer of card together. Curve the ends upwards before the glue dries. Once the glue is dry they will maintain its shape.

Let the glue dry then carefully cut out the curved end of the ski and cut off any excess card.


Two skis ready to go!


The skis glue onto the tops of the slider tubes. Turn the handle so that the two slider tubes are lined up with each other in the centre of the slider bars. Glue the two skis carefully into place so that they are centred on the box top. Make sure that the skis don't get stuck onto the box top. Rock the handle back and forth a little as the glue is drying to make sure everything is moving freely. Let the glue dry completely before moving on to the next stage.


The T Rex is glued to the ski by the front of the inside toe only. This allows her to lift her ankle as she skis. With the heel roughly five millimetres from the end of the ski glue the toe down onto the ski.


The poles are glued to the underside of the ski. They must not be glued to the box top. Assemble the two poles. Glue the tab on the end of the pole to the underside of the ski next to the star. Glue the circle onto the underside of the ski so that it is centred under the pole.


Glue the dinosaur hands to the top of the poles


Let the glue dry then turn the handle to see your T. Rex ski. Ski Rex indeed!

 

Turn the handle on the Ski Rex and watch our prehistoric friend indulge in a bit of cross country skiing!
This model is actually a mash-up of the double crank box model and the pose-able T. Rex with added skis poles and a bit of colour! I've put all the parts into one file in both coloured and uncoloured form. If you are a member you can download the parts for free at the link. Non-members can download the parts for £2.50

Let's get started!

Print out the pages onto thin card. (230 micron / 67lb) Score along the dotted and dashed lines then cut out the holes before carefully cutting out the parts. There are six sheets in this model.


Start by making the T. Rex

Glue together the four parts that make the body.


Assemble the head upper, gluing the head inners into place (Deep red in the picture) make sure the tabs on the head inners are folded inwards as shown.


Glue together the tongue support.


Glue the tongue support into the assembled lower jaw.

Curve the tongue round and glue it to the tongue support.


The arms and legs are double thickness card. Fold them over and glue them down leaving the tabs unglued. Once the glue is dry, cut out the parts.


Fit the legs into the body. Glue one of the large disks to the leg tabs. Make sure that the leg is free to move as the glue dries.


Repeat this process with the arms. Use the small disks to secure them.


Thread the tabs from the head inner through the holes in the lower jaw and then into the body. Glue the remaining disks over the tabs making sure that the head and jaw can move.


Glue on the eyes and the feet to complete the T. Rex. Set her to one side as you start on the box.


Assemble the two short crank pieces.


Assemble the long centre crank piece.


Fold up and glue down the four push rod ends to make double thickness card. Once the glue is dry cut out the hole and then cut out the pieces.


Roll round and glue down the four pins lining up the edges with the end of the grey area.


Assemble the push rods. Glue the two push rod ends into place and thread the 'Centre' pin through them. Make sure the pin is free to turn.


Glue the long centre crank piece between the two pins. Make sure both push rods are the same way up.


Complete the crank assembly by adding the two shorter crank pieces and the two pins. Make sure everything is as square and lined up as possible.


Fold up and glue down the tabs at the side of the box-top and box-bottom to make a right angled triangle section.

Fit the box-top stiffeners into place next to the slots in the box-top.


Fold round and glue the flaps on the box end to make equilateral triangle tubes.


Glue the top of the box end to the box-top. Glue it to the end opposite the long slots.


Assemble the two slider bars and slider tubes.


Glue the two slider bars as centrally as possible in the two slots.


They should look like this from the top. The slider tubes should be free to move back and forth.


Fit the crank assembly into the box end with the tabs on the push rods facing downwards.

Glue the tabs to the slider tubes. The crease on the tabs should line up with the centre of the slider tubes.


Fit the other box end and the box base into place to close the box.


Fold in and glue down the end flaps to make triangular tubes.


Fold in and glue down the flaps at the other end of the box onto the inside walls of the box.


Assemble the handle in three steps.


Glue the handle into place to complete the box. Once the glue is dry you can check that it is working properly by turning the handle. The slider tubes should move back and forth in oppoite directions to each other.


The skis are made from three layers laminated card.

Glue the three layer of card together. Curve the ends upwards before the glue dries. Once the glue is dry they will maintain its shape.

Let the glue dry then carefully cut out the curved end of the ski and cut off any excess card.


Two skis ready to go!


The skis glue onto the tops of the slider tubes. Turn the handle so that the two slider tubes are lined up with each other in the centre of the slider bars. Glue the two skis carefully into place so that they are centred on the box top. Make sure that the skis don't get stuck onto the box top. Rock the handle back and forth a little as the glue is drying to make sure everything is moving freely. Let the glue dry completely before moving on to the next stage.


The T Rex is glued to the ski by the front of the inside toe only. This allows her to lift her ankle as she skis. With the heel roughly five millimetres from the end of the ski glue the toe down onto the ski.


The poles are glued to the underside of the ski. They must not be glued to the box top. Assemble the two poles. Glue the tab on the end of the pole to the underside of the ski next to the star. Glue the circle onto the underside of the ski so that it is centred under the pole.


Glue the dinosaur hands to the top of the poles


Let the glue dry then turn the handle to see your T. Rex ski. Ski Rex indeed!

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Can You Give This T.Rex a Home?

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I made this Pose-able T.Rex as a demo model at the recent Iggesund Open-day, she is now looking for a new home. If you are a paid member and feel you could offer her a place to live, please leave a comment below or send me an email. At the end of next week I pick one of the names out of the hat and post her to the lucky winner. 

Good luck!

I made this Pose-able T.Rex as a demo model at the recent Iggesund Open-day, she is now looking for a new home. If you are a paid member and feel you could offer her a place to live, please leave a comment below or send me an email. At the end of next week I pick one of the names out of the hat and post her to the lucky winner. 

Good luck!

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Dino Party

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Friend of the website Dobbyknits has made these rather splendid T.Rex models for a dinosaur themed party for some six year olds. After the party each child was presented with a T.Rex in a box with their name in Jurassic Park type face.

Thanks for sharing Linda!

The original YouTube page is here.

Friend of the website Dobbyknits has made these rather splendid T.Rex models for a dinosaur themed party for some six year olds. After the party each child was presented with a T.Rex in a box with their name in Jurassic Park type face.

Thanks for sharing Linda!

The original YouTube page is here.

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Two Cam T. Rex models to be won!

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I have the two made up T.Rex projects that I used for photography looking for new homes. Here's how to win one of them.

New Members:
To enter, sign up for either a standard paid membership or membership+ then drop me a line or leave a comment below and let me know you'd like a chance to win one of them. I'll choose a name out of a hat at the end of the month. Good luck!

Already a member?
If you are a current member, don't panic, you can still have a chance to win! Drop me an email or leave a comment if you'd like to enter and I'll pick a name from another hat at the end of the month.

Good luck everyone!

I have the two made up T.Rex projects that I used for photography looking for new homes. Here's how to win one of them.

New Members:
To enter, sign up for either a standard paid membership or membership+ then drop me a line or leave a comment below and let me know you'd like a chance to win one of them. I'll choose a name out of a hat at the end of the month. Good luck!

Already a member?
If you are a current member, don't panic, you can still have a chance to win! Drop me an email or leave a comment if you'd like to enter and I'll pick a name from another hat at the end of the month.

Good luck everyone!

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T.Rex Cam

£2.50

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This project is a cam powered T.Rex automata. The head and lower jaw are driven by separate cams which can be interchanged to change the way the T.Rex moves and so tell a different mini-story.

The T.Rex is a fascinating project to make with students aged twelve and up. By building this model, students will be improve their skills in accurate cutting and scoring. Students will also learn how cam profiles can be used to create movement and how these movements can be used to act out a story.


The project parts come as a downloadable file. Members of robives.com can download the file for free. Non-members can download the file for a payment of just £2.50.

Print out the parts onto thin card. (230 micron 67lb). Score along the dotted lines and cut out the holes before carefully cutting out the pieces.


Make up the base and the top in the same way as shown in the picture above. Make sure that the edges are at right angles.


Glue together the four parts of the body.


Assemble the lower jaw.


Glue together the head.

Fold round and glue together the head inner.

Glue the head inner into place so that it is lined up with the crease across the top of the head.


Glue the two tabs on the lower jaw to the top back of the body. Make sure that the lower jaw is free to move up and down.


Glue the head tab into place on top of the lower jaw tabs.


Fold the legs and arms into half and glue them together to make double thickness card. Once the glue is dry carefully cut out the pieces.


Glue the lower legs to the grey areas on the body. Note that the legs bend forwards at the joint, use this to get the right leg on the right side.

Glue the two arms into position as in the picture above.


Thread the jaw push rod up through the body and glue the tab to the grey area on the underside of the jaw.


Thread the head push rod up through the body and glue it to the head support piece as shown.


Glue on the feet and glue the feet to the box top so that they are one on either side of the hole with the back of the foot just touching the back of the box top.


Fold up and glue together the two cam followers. Notice that the triangular section at the end of the cam follower use valley folds.


Glue the cam followers to the grey areas on the front of the box top.


Glue the end of the push rods to the cam followers.


Assemble the two parts of the box.


Glue the box body to the base. Make sure that it is straight and square.


Glue the top to the box again making sure that it is straight and square.


Glue together the drive shaft tube. Glue the washer to the end.

Thread the drive shaft through the holes in the box and fix the second washer into place. the drive shaft must be free to turn.


Assemble the handle in three steps. Fold over the two sections and glue to make square section tubes.

Fold on section into the other and glue them at right angles.

Roll round the long tab and glue it down.


Glue the handle to the drive shaft.


Making the interchangeable cams.

This project features easily interchangeable cams. Make a set for each story you want to tell. There are two cam sets already included in the pack as a well as a blank set of cams for you to design your own.

Fold round and glue together the cam shaft. Line up the stop with the grey line and glue it into place.

Thread the head cam into place on the shaft. If you are experimenting with cam profiles, don't glue them on yet. Thread the lower jaw cam onto the shaft. Make sure that the read line on both are lined up so that the parts are in sync with each other.

Once you are happy with your cam design glue them to the shaft.


Lift the cam followers out of the way and thread the cam shaft into the drive shaft so that the stop butts up with the box.


This cam pack makes the T.Rex eat. Nom nom nom!


Don't forget to complete the model by gluing the eyes into place otherwise it won't be able to track down its prey!

This project is a cam powered T.Rex automata. The head and lower jaw are driven by separate cams which can be interchanged to change the way the T.Rex moves and so tell a different mini-story.

The T.Rex is a fascinating project to make with students aged twelve and up. By building this model, students will be improve their skills in accurate cutting and scoring. Students will also learn how cam profiles can be used to create movement and how these movements can be used to act out a story.


The project parts come as a downloadable file. Members of robives.com can download the file for free. Non-members can download the file for a payment of just £2.50.

Print out the parts onto thin card. (230 micron 67lb). Score along the dotted lines and cut out the holes before carefully cutting out the pieces.


Make up the base and the top in the same way as shown in the picture above. Make sure that the edges are at right angles.


Glue together the four parts of the body.


Assemble the lower jaw.


Glue together the head.

Fold round and glue together the head inner.

Glue the head inner into place so that it is lined up with the crease across the top of the head.


Glue the two tabs on the lower jaw to the top back of the body. Make sure that the lower jaw is free to move up and down.


Glue the head tab into place on top of the lower jaw tabs.


Fold the legs and arms into half and glue them together to make double thickness card. Once the glue is dry carefully cut out the pieces.


Glue the lower legs to the grey areas on the body. Note that the legs bend forwards at the joint, use this to get the right leg on the right side.

Glue the two arms into position as in the picture above.


Thread the jaw push rod up through the body and glue the tab to the grey area on the underside of the jaw.


Thread the head push rod up through the body and glue it to the head support piece as shown.


Glue on the feet and glue the feet to the box top so that they are one on either side of the hole with the back of the foot just touching the back of the box top.


Fold up and glue together the two cam followers. Notice that the triangular section at the end of the cam follower use valley folds.


Glue the cam followers to the grey areas on the front of the box top.


Glue the end of the push rods to the cam followers.


Assemble the two parts of the box.


Glue the box body to the base. Make sure that it is straight and square.


Glue the top to the box again making sure that it is straight and square.


Glue together the drive shaft tube. Glue the washer to the end.

Thread the drive shaft through the holes in the box and fix the second washer into place. the drive shaft must be free to turn.


Assemble the handle in three steps. Fold over the two sections and glue to make square section tubes.

Fold on section into the other and glue them at right angles.

Roll round the long tab and glue it down.


Glue the handle to the drive shaft.


Making the interchangeable cams.

This project features easily interchangeable cams. Make a set for each story you want to tell. There are two cam sets already included in the pack as a well as a blank set of cams for you to design your own.

Fold round and glue together the cam shaft. Line up the stop with the grey line and glue it into place.

Thread the head cam into place on the shaft. If you are experimenting with cam profiles, don't glue them on yet. Thread the lower jaw cam onto the shaft. Make sure that the read line on both are lined up so that the parts are in sync with each other.

Once you are happy with your cam design glue them to the shaft.


Lift the cam followers out of the way and thread the cam shaft into the drive shaft so that the stop butts up with the box.


This cam pack makes the T.Rex eat. Nom nom nom!


Don't forget to complete the model by gluing the eyes into place otherwise it won't be able to track down its prey!

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