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When I logged into www.robives.com, I am directed to Patreon for downloads. But when I get into Patreon, I get a message that I need to sign up with Pateron for $1/month for free downloands of Mr....
Time to try adding an animated character to the Crank/Cam project! For this rough and ready prototype I put together a simple Flying Fish model. I cut out two identical fish shaped sides and glued...
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Crank/Cam Essential Mechanism. Turn the handle and the main push rod turns once per turn of the handle while the slip sleeve move three times per turn. This mechanism is at the heart of the Die...
I've completed the layout of parts for this Crank/Cam Essential Mechanism. The final tweaks to the cam profile have made the finished mechanism run beautifully smoothly. As the handle is turned the...
Question : Are there any interesting ways we could make sound come from paper? The bellow idea was fantastic for bird sounds! A while back I made the great Camosaurus  https://www.robives.com/blog/...
The Essential Mechanisms are a set of paper mechanisms that you can use as starting points for your own animated paper models. I'm working on a new addition to the set. The Crank/Cam mechanism is...
Platonic Bird - Download and Make! A new platonic friend for you to download the parts for free from the website. The Platonic Bird is based around a tetrahedron, a four faced regular solid. The...
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The simplest of the Platonic solids is the tetrahedron, four equilateral triangles arranged as a triangle based pyramid. The pointed corners of the tetrahedron look just like the beak of a bird so...
I have finally got myself a printer that will handle thick card. The Epson XP-760 has a special slot at the back that has a straight though path so the material printed doesn't need to bend. I'm not...
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In the early days of Flying Pig I printed an annual cataologue of all the model from the site. One year, as an added value item in the catalogue, I added this Cat o' Log cat on the last page for...
I am pleased to announce the relaunch of the www.flying-pig.co.uk website! Flying Pig is is your source for my printed paper kits and book. I've updated the shipping to give free shipping on orders...
The Next Platonic Friend. I'm working on a series of five models based on the five platonic solids The tetrahedron is the platonic solid with the fewest faces. Each of the the four faces is an...
This twelve faced regular solid is a dodecahedron. It is one of the five Platonic solids. Starting with this shape I'm planning a series of five paper toys called the Platonic Friends. Here's number...
Platonic Elephant - Download and Make! Check out this cute paper Platonic Elepahnt to download and make. The Elephant is based around a dodecahedron, one of the five platonic solids. The download...
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Presented here for your paper modeling pleasure it the Platonic Elephant. This Platonic Friend is built round a central dodecahedron, a twelve faced platonic solid. The download contains two...
Platonic solids are regular 3D shapes with all the faces and corners being the same. They are named after Plato who was first person to enumerate them. There are five Platonic Solids, you can...
As part of the upgrade for the shop I've added the ability for pay for downloads in $US. Click on the dropdrown list at the top right of any page and choose your currency from either £UK or $US. If...
New Look Website! Check out the updated website! I've been working hard over the last month upgrading the site and making sure everything is up to date. There is a blog post about the process here....
Existing subscribers, Your membership fee will not change. If you are an existing subscriber, you will carry on at whatever subscription rate you were on until you choose to cancel.Some of you have...
  Over the last month or so I've been working on updating the websiteIt has been a Herculean task. The site has over 1500 page, over 28 thousand subscribers and 622 downloadable projects!There are...
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Fixed Term Annual Membership $29.95 / £19.95 a year Automatically recurring Annual Membership $28.45 US / £18.95 UK (Save 5%)  Choose your currency (£UK /$US) from the link at the top of the screen....
Fixed Term Annual Membership $29.95 / £19.95 a year Automatically recurring Annual Membership $28.45 US / £18.95 UK (Save 5%)  Choose your currency (£UK /$US) from the link at the top of the screen....
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You may have noticed the first draft of Moving Knight model - Sir Cranksalot - on my Instagram Feed. Below, are a few more details showing how the model is planned to work. The base is a...
Most of the back-end migration work is done for the website update - time to work on the new look and feel. I'm finally updating the website so that it is responsive, meaning that it will...
Check out this delightful mashup by Mr Cool where he has brought the Ninja model to life using the MkIII Crank Slider Essential Mechanism. Nice one Cool022883, thanks for sharing!
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Two ideas for possible paper projects. The paper knight takes the original Paper Knight model and adds movement to bring him to life. My plan at the moment is to use a crank to rock the body...
I was just interested in how everyone scores their paper? I have tried a few tools so far such as scissors, scoring tool? (Sharp pointy thing for scoring wood I think) a nail and a bone folder point...
Paper Ninja!- Download and Make! A Paper Ninja for all you Paper Ninjas out there to download and make! If you are a member or a patron you can download the parts for free, thanks for signing...
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A Paper Ninja for all you Paper Ninjas to download and make! If you are a member or a patron you can download the parts for free, thanks for signing up! Non-members can join in the fun for £2.50...
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For a while now I've been planning on making a Paper Ninja for all you Paper Ninja's to download and make. Time to put that idea into practice! Here's a late version, in this case made from blue card...
I just wonder if posting in forum that you can't download files is the correct first step in resolving issues. I would like to suggest e-mailing Rob first as a sort of a courtesy to him. He is very...
This is where the lines get blurred between Paper Engineerin/Craft/Automata. http://www.johanscherft.com/moving.html
Soccer Projects!- Download and Make! Check out these new paper models I made for Brother International.  You can download and make these soccer players from the brother website by...
Hi I am a member but can't download anything. Can someone help. Thanks
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Summer of Sport! Check out these new paper models I made for Brother International. Click the image left to see them in animated action on my Instagram account. You can download and make these...
Keyboard Kat - Download and Make! Keyboard Kat! Turn the handle and the cat tickles the ivories whilst nodding along to the beat. Members and Patrons can download the parts for free from the website...
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Keyboard Kat! Turn the handle and the cat tickles the ivories whilst nodding along to the beat! Members and Patrons can download the parts for free at the link. Non-members can join in the fun for £...
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End of last year and beginning of this I worked on a series of four Tabletop Wars books. There are four books in the series, each with six to eight projects that you can make with things you might...