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I'm working on a couple of Zine ideas which I hope people will be able to print out on a black and white printer. To this end I'll be making line drawing of parts. Previosuly I have traced pictures...
Flying Pig Special Offer : Last Few Days. Flying-pig.co.uk was my first ever web-site. Registered in Dec 1997, it has been online almost twenty years! Since then it has been the home for paper...
So sorry to hear about the bombing in Manchester. Our prayers go out to the victims, their families, and those living in the UK. JohnW
I'm putting together a download of ideas that you could make using the double cranks as a starting point. My initial plan is produce a printable zine or booklet but that might change as I progress....
Commenting on the Double Crank Mech, friend-of-the-website John W pointed out that the push rods flap about in an uncontrolled way if they are not connected to a character of some sort. As a way of...
Double Crank Mechanism to Download and Make This double crank push-rod mechanism features a pair of push rods driven at 180° to each other. As one goes down, the other goes up. Use it as the...
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This double crank push-rod mechanism features a pair of push rods driven at 180° to each other. As one goes down, the other goes up. Use it as the starting point for your own character based automata...
#Truelove is reading one of the Moomin books to her class and it got me thinking about stilts. As I remember it there is a bit is Comet in Moominland where the characters have to escape with the aid...
  It appears Keisuke Saka has been very active this year, and showing no signs of stopping soon.   In Greek Mythology, King Sisyphus was the king of Ephyra. He took great pleasure in killing visitors...
Last month I entered the Corrugated Card Train Whistle project in the Instructables Cardboard Contest. The contest, sponsored by the excellent Howtoons, was to "tape, cut, score, and construct"...
Flying Pig Website Make-over Flying-pig.co.uk was my first ever web-site. Registered in Dec 1997, it has been online almost twenty years! Since then it has been the home for paper animation kits of...
New Flying Pig Website! 10% discount on all orders made before the end of May using code FP10 Flying-pig.co.uk was my first ever web-site, first registered in Dec 1997, it has been online almost...
I'm presuming that you all already subscribe to Make magazine. As you will know, their mascot is the little red robot called Makey. A while back I was commisioned by them to make a paper version of...
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!