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.
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 to cut - especially if there are lots of them, they also necessitate the use of a sharp knife, not always ideal in a classroom environment.
Step forward, my new two-axis poseable joint!Read More
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 top and his hands to a rotating sleeve fitted over the mouse's crank.
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 other so the layout of parts should be interesting! The flat gear will be underneath the top of the box so that the mouse will have a fixed surface to stand on. I'll then cut a couple of slots in the box top for the teeth of the other two gears to mesh through. Should be fun!
Oh - and Happy New Year everyone!Read More
Experiments with corrugated card. We seem to have quite a lot of corrugated card lying around the house in the run up to the festive season. Time to put it to some use. I going to see if I can make a poseable model, first step, two axis joint to act as an arm/shoulder. The model is made entirely from corrugated card.
Christmas Mice - I've made this set of Christmas Mice for Brother International. They are free for everyone to download from the Brother Creative Center!
Click on the links below to download the models.Read More