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Check out this fantastic Mash-Up from Mr Cool! He's taken the latest two project from the site, the Runaway Rabbit and the Co-axial Drive   and merged them together into this charming allegory for...
Coaxial Drive, Download and Make. Turn the handle on this new Essential Mechanism and the inner axle rotates ones way whilst the outer axle rotates the other. Use this as a starting point for your...
Here are a few ideas to get you started with paper animations based on the Co-axial Drive . I think I might give the robot model a try myself, could be a delightful little project :-) The key...
Over the years I have created a several laser cut and 3D printed models. This website is aimed specifically at paper models so rather than cluttereing it up with non paper models I have used other...
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Presenting the Co-axial drive, or to give it its full title, the Counter-Rotating Co-axial drive. Ta daa! Turn the handle on this Essential Mechanism and the inner axle rotates ones way whilst the...
here is a free download of an automata of a dog eating a model it looks like a very fun model with the dogs mouth moving and tailwagging link here
Further adventure with my co-axial drive! I've changed the axle diameter so that they are a loose fit one inside the other then remade the gears so that they fit on the new shafts. This frame holds...
For a project I'm working on I need two disks, one on top of another, rotating in opposite directions. The mechanism is interesting and could be useful for other paper automata so I'll be putting it...
Runaway Rabbit, Download and Make. A new paper animation project on the robives.com website to downoad and make. Turn the handle and the car veers wildly up and down as the rabbit grabs hold of the...
Hello everyone. I'm new to this forum and I want to introduce myself - let me tell you tell you something about me. I was building moving paper models some years ago, but then I moved on to different...
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Turn the handle and the car veers wildly up and down as the rabbit grabs hold of the doors making no effort to slow down. This is why you shouldn't let your rabbit drive your car. The Runaway...
Runaway Rabbit. I've completed the parts for this new model and put together a test assembly. I'm really pleased with how the motion has come out, Check out the Instagram video below to see what you...
Table Top Wars I'm delighted to announce that my Tabletop Wars books are finally available to purchase. I have linked to the the UK Amazon site below with a link to the US site on the second line. I...
Flexiphant: Printed Kit, Cut-out and Make. New on the Flying Pig website, the Flexiphant comes as a printed booklet ready for you to cut out and make. The perfect gift for the crafty and the curious...
New! Visit the Flying Pig website where you can order your own Flexiphant kit to cut out and make! Pull the tail on the Flexiphant and she raises her tail in surprise. Shipping is free anywhere on...
First steps in the design of the Run Away Car paper animation... .embed-container {position: relative; padding-bottom: 120%; height: 0; overflow: hidden;} .embed-container iframe, .embed-container...
  There's a new automata available from Keisuke Saka at the Canon Site: HOT AIR BALLOON FESTIVAL http://cp.c-ij.com/en/contents/CNT-0019376/index.htmlttp://cp.c-ij.com/e... Kind regards,Ellen @ Rob...
Back in 2006 I designed this Big Bean Goose for my friend Hal Faruta of Molen Co. The Big Bean Goose is the symbol of the Japanese city Agano, near to where Hal-san lives. He commissioned me to...
The Swan project from the previous post was one that was originally commissioned by my good friend Haru-san from Molen Co. It looks like it is no longer available on the original website. The good...
Not paper but a really interesting site to see how things work! http://507movements.com/
I've been rather busy with website updates and then fixing website updates and then chasing down tricky website issues. As a result I've neglected to share some of the delightful images and video...
Flying Fish - Download and Make! A new animated paper model to download and make. Turn the handle and watch the fish flap her wings furiously! Members can download the model fro free from the...
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Check out the Flying Fish is animated action on my Instagram feed here This paper animation is based around the Crank/Cam Essential Mechanism and fitted with one of the alternate cams from here....
Available now for everyone to download for free! Print out and make your own alphabet! Use the letters to make your own 3D message. Also available uncoloured shortly. Print them onto white or...
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Cams are really useful when designing moving paper models, change the cam profile and the movement changes telling a whole new story. The Crank Cam Essential Mechanism came with a three lobed snail...
As easy as ABC! I'm just finishing up a new project for Brother Int. The last of the letters have been assembled... Just the photography to do. Check back soon for details of how to download the...
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...