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The Double Cam is a new Essential Mechanism for you to download and make. Use it as a pure mechanism or as the starting point for your own character based paper automata.

 


Turn the handle and the cams drive the push rods up and down. One cam has two lobes, the other three so the push rods are driven at different speeds adding interest to the movement.

Members can download the parts for free. Thanks for signing up!

Non-members can download the parts file for £2.50ukp.

Print out the parts onto thin card. (230gsm/67lb) I used coloured card for a colourful model. You can use white, coloured or patterned card as you wish.


Make up the two cam by folding the parts over and gluing them down making double thickness card.


Once the glue is dry carefully cut them out.


Thread the cams onto the cam shaft and line them up with the grey lines. Make sure that the curves of the lobes are going in the same direction.


Roll up and glue down the axle tube.


Make up the handle in three steps.


Assemble the box sides as shown. The triangle tubes are right angled triangles.


Assemble the box top and base as shown.


Glue the box sides to the box top. Note that the circular axle holes are furthest away from the box top.


Fold round and glue in the base.


Assemble the two tube supports.


Turn the box over and glue in the tube supports onto the grey area.


Thread the two push rod tubes down through the tube supports and out through the box top.


Assemble the two push rods and glue on the push rod ends.


With the box inverted again, drop the two push rods down through the push rod tubes.


Fit the cam shaft into place in the box and push the axle into position.


Finish off the model by gluing the handle into place.


Perhaps you could use the double cam box as the starting point for a pair of barking dogs....

Or a galloping horse! Send pictures of what you design and I will be delighted to post them on the website.


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I've finished putting together the parts for a double cam project. This Essential Mechanisms project will be a interesting styarting point for further character based paper animations.

The photography is done and the parts sheets are laid out. Just the instructions to do. You can see the model in animated action on my Instagram account.


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Fri 24th Apr 2015

Friend of the website Mostafa sent me this picture of his version of the Butterfly model in front of the Esfahan-Sio Se Pol bridge in Iran.

The bridge looks amazing, and the butterfly is looking pretty good too. Thanks Mostafa!


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Robot Man Paper Animation Kit.

Good news everybody! I've been sorting through my shed to make space for some new work benches. Whilst digging through the various boxes I found a pristine box of Robot Man kits underneath the Mexican Pecks. I've marked the kit as In-Stock and it is now available to buy from the Flying Pig website

Order Yours here!


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Wed 22nd Apr 2015

Friend of the website Mr Cool has been making mash ups again!

Check out this fantastic Venus Fly Trap model that he made by combining this Crank Slider mechanism with a free Piranna plant model that he found on the web.

Nice one Mr Cool, Thanks for sharing!


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Add to Cart to download this kit for free !
Download Bones Pattern

Free to download, this pattern sheet is based on the box pattern used in the paper project Dog's Dinner. Print out the sheets on your printer to use in your own paper projects.

Check out this link to see other patterns available to download and print out.


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Dog's Dinner. Turn the handle and the cam powered dog munches enthusiastically in his bowl.

Members can download the parts for free at the link. Thanks for signing up. Non-members can download the parts file for £2.50

The parts file comes in both colour and un-coloured version. Choose the one you are making and print out the parts onto thin card. (230 gsm / 67lb) The colour version is printed on both sides. Print out the front, flip the card and return it to the printer and print out the back.

Once the ink is dry, score along the dotted and dashed lines and cut out the holes before carefully cutting out the parts.

Nom, nom nom!

Fold over the legs to make double thickness card then once the glue is dry cut them out.


Repeat with the rear legs.


Assemble the neck as shown.


Glue the neck into the body. Line up the body tab with the crease line and the bottom of the neck with the small lines on the lower edge of the body.


Tuck in and glue the neck as shown.


Glue on the body back.


Glue on the tail.


Thread the rear leg link through the holes on the body and glue the legs to the tabs so that they are free to rock back and forth.


Fold over and glue down the front leg support to make double thickness card.

Glue it to the tab at the bottom end of the neck so that the crease line runs along the middle of the support.


Assemble the head as shown.


Glue on the eyes.


Assemble the cam.


Thread the cam on to the axle tube and glue it down.


Roll up the axle tube gluing it down so that the ends lined up with the points of the arrows


Assemble the handle in three steps.


Glue together the top and bottom of the box.


Glue the push rod support to the underside of the box top.


Assemble the sides.


Glue the sides to the top as shown. Note that the round holes should be furthest away from the box top and the largest square hole is at the front of the top near the bowl circle.


Glue in the base.


Glue the ends of the box into place.


Thread the axle tube into place as shown.


Assemble the dog bowl.


Glue the dog bowl to the top of the box.


Roll a penny (20mm diameter coin 4 gram weight) in an off-cut of card and glue it to the inside of the head. Assemble the head inner triangle and glue it to the inside back of the head.


Glue the head to the neck tab.


Glue the rear legs to the base so that the head hands into the middle of the bowl.


Assemble the push rod. Thread it up through the hole in the box top and glue the end to the back of the front-leg support.


Thread the front leg tabs under the edge of the bowl without gluing them down.


Glue the front legs between the front leg tabs and the front leg holder.

Finish off the model by gluing on the handle.


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Wed 15th Apr 2015

Our friend Mr Cool has quite a collection of poseable dogs. In his own delightfully alliterately words he's sent a picture of his perfect pack of poseable puppies.

Thanks Mr Cool, that's a really cute collection of crafty canines!


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Slowly but surely I've been adding pattern designs to the website for use in your paper projects. I'm just about to add a new one based on the bone pattern in the Dog's Dinner model so I thought now would be a good time to  add a way of accessing just the pattern pages.

Click on the 'Patterns' tab to see all the currently available patterns on the website.


As I add new pattern pages to the website they will be automatically added to the Patterns page - oh the marvels of technology!


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Mon 13th Apr 2015

There seems to be a bit of a dog based theme going on on the website at the moment! Adding to that trend, subscriber Mike Hall sent me these pictures of the models he made. He's started with the poseable dog model and converted it into a Boston Terrier. Cute!

He's also taken the Disagreeing Dog and made it into the Disagreeing Bostie! Nice work Mike, thanks for sending me the pics! I'm looking forward to seeing the Boston Terrier version Dog's Dinner model when I get it completed :-)


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