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The head on my forthcoming Viking model is connected to the body so that it can nod back and forth and turn left to right. I have used a rotating tube to connect the neck to the head. To make the...
It is a well known historical fact that the Vikings never had horns on their helmets. That said - they have become something of an icon so why not provide them as an optional extra! I'm working on a...
John K from the US was kind enough to send me this picture of a giant Trump that he made from a magnified version of my download. Thanks John! Thank you also to wisejohn and michael42er for posting...
Birthday Cake to Print out and Make! With my brother's birthday and #1daughter's birthday both on the horizon my thoughts turn to birthday celebrations. If you want to celebrate a...
Keisuke san has just released his latest model Do Not Feed The Giraffe.  The model comes in both A4 and Letter Formats and can be purchased through Etsy.com as well as DL Market. Take Care, JohnW
Does anyone know if it is still possible to buy Keith Newstead model kits in PDF Format?  I have the Contraband Cat, but there was several others too such as Surfing Dog, Gladiators, Battling Knights...
Train Whistle - A Corrugated Card Model There is only a single part to this download! Learn how to use it to make your very own working train whistle using corrugated card for the pipes and thin...
Train Whistle - A Corrugated Card Model There is only a single part to this download! Learn how to use it to make your very own working train whistle using corrugated card for the pipes and thin...
Though slightly different in theme from the usual models on this site, the Train Whistle is still made from card and I'm sure you will find it fun to make. There is only one part to download, the...
Just a quick note to let you know that I have updated my "everything else" website, notes.robives.com The website is now responsive (It will resize to your phone or your computer as appropriate) and...
Tooth and Slot Gear to Download and Make! This project expands on the Tooth & Slot gear to make a usable Essential Mechanism. The pinion slot gear connected to the handle has nine slots, the...
This project expands on the Tooth & Slot gear to make a usable Essential Mechanism. The pinion slot gear connected to the handle has nine slots, the gear has 27 teeth. The overall reduction is...
The tooth and slot gear from the previous project works really nicely. The motion is smooth and positive and in contract to the mesh gears the tooth and slot gears are lined up on the same plane....
Interchangeable Paper Models. A new set of models for everyone to download and make for free. I have produced these three models for Brother International, the printer people. They are available to...
Interchangeable Paper Models. A new set of models for everyone to download and make for free. I have produced these three models for Brother International, the printer people. They are available to...
Tooth and Slot Gear to Download and Make! A Tooth and Slot Gear to download and make. Make this new paper project as an exercise in pure paper mechanism! The slotted wheel has seventeen slots, the...
A Tooth and Slot Gear to download and make. Make this paper project as an exercise in pure paper mechanism! The slotted wheel has seventeen slots, the gear has twenty three teeth. I have tried...
Someone has taken cardboard to the next level. https://youtu.be/P2r9U4wkjcc
Hi all, I'd like to modify the Owl Paper Toy connected to the RRVS type2 mechanism. I'd like to make the owl's head rotate less, but am unsure of which part of the mechanism I should modify. I'm...
You follow @mechamechanisms on twitter right? So you'll have seen this mechanism pop up on their stream of amazing mechanical animations.Although it is labeled as a sheet metal gear it looked to me...
Shoulder Joint Experimental Design to Download and Make! This paper joint has two degrees of freedom. Like a shoulder, it can be moved up and down and rotated. It would make an...
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This paper joint has two degrees of freedom.Like a shoulder, it can be moved up and down and rotated. It would make an interesting component for a poseable paper model. Download the parts file and...
Every so often an email arrives from someone who has had some sort of difficulty with the website shop. Just such an email arrived last week from Konstantinia P. in Greece. She was trying to order...
Gentleman Jack (Hammer) to Download and Make! Turn the handle on Gentleman Jack's box and he gets to work with his jack-hammer! This new cam based paper animation is available to download now on the...
Gentleman Jack-Hammer has a hole to dig. Turn the handle to help him on his way. */ Members and Patrons can download this paper animation kit for free at the link. Non-members can join in the fun...
Paper Trump - Tremendous! Love him or hate him you'll love making this 'yuge' paper model of the Donald! Don't like making paper models? Sad!More details here. Flying Pig - Printed Kits. Visit...
Love him or hate him you'll love this tremendous model of Trump I just published on the Instructables website. Check it out and download for free here. Huge!
Love Machine to Download and Make. Love Machine, Turn the handle on this mechanical metaphor and the two hearts waltz round each other in perfect harmony. (Only) just in time for Valentine's Day,...
The Love Machine - a Mechanical Metaphor. */ Download the parts and make you very own Love Machine. Members and Patrons can download the parts for free, thanks for your support! Non-member can...
There are a couple of issues with my existing poseble head joints. (eg Surly Jack) The existing joint starts with a double thickness sheet with circular holes cut in it. Circular holes are difficult...
  Hi all. I would like to connect my automata to electric motor. Do you have some experience on this issue? In particular, can you suggest how to firmly connect the motor shaft to paper rods (square...
Robot Collection. As part of my ongoing update to the website, I am grouping together related paper projects into Collections. You can purchase and download these for a big discount compared to...
Robot Collection. The first eight robots on robives.com collected into one place. Save loads by buying the collection. Only £8/$12 for 8 models rather than £20/$30 when purchased individually. If you...
Mouse Machine to Download and Make. Mouse Machine, a paper animation kit to download and make. Turn the handle and mouse cranks his handle; or is it the other way round? Either way, members and...
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Mouse Machine, a paper animation kit to download and make. Turn the handle and mouse cranks his handle; or is it the other way round? Either way, members and patrons can download the model for free...
Having completed the mechanism for the mouse machine it was time to attach the mouse! I mocked up a mouse adding a hinge to his waist so that he can flex back and forth. I fixed his feet to the box...
First draft of the Mouse Machine mechanism. I've put together a model as a test of the layout I sketched out earlier. The mouse will fit on the base plate and will appear to be operating the crank as...
Hi Everyone, Do you recommend a certain weight or type of paper for the automatas? Thanks, Jenny
Proposal for a new animated paper model. I'm planning a couple of models that will bring my Paper Mice to life starting with this Mouse Machine #1. There will be three Mech Gears all at 90° to each...
I was delighted to see Michael42er later creation where he has brought to life my new Christmas Mice models using the mechanism from the hopping reindeer model here. I love it! Thanks for sharing...