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17 Feb
17 Feb

Paper Trump. Tremendous!

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!

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04 Feb
04 Feb

New Two Axis Joint Prototype

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!

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18 Jan
18 Jan

Mouse Machine Progress Report

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.

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11 Jan
11 Jan

Mouse Machine Mechanism Prototype

First draft of the Mouse Machine mechanism. I've put together a model as a test of the layout I sketched out earlier. The mouse will fit on the base plate and will appear to be operating the crank as the handle is turned.


There were a couple of problems with the first draft.

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04 Jan
04 Jan

Mouse Machine #1. Model Proposal.

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!

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20 Dec
20 Dec

Christmas Mice Brought to Life!

I was delighted to see Michael42er later creation where he has brought to life my new Christmas Mice models using the mechanism from the hopping reindeer model here.

I love it! Thanks for sharing Michael! Festive felicitations to you and yours!

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13 Dec
13 Dec

Prototype 2-axis Joint

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.

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30 Nov
30 Nov

Christmas Mice

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.

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