Source Book and eBooks

Thu, 11 Feb 2010

Thanks to everyone who has bought a Cardboard Engineering Source Book, I've been delighted with the amount of interest I've had. Thanks you! I'm planning on doing more eBooks soon. The next one will be a book on levers and linkages with perhaps four or five working models and an explaination on how you can use these mechanisms in your models. I also have vague plans to do another along the lines of the section I did on model development but with a little more detail. Has anyone got anything else they'd like to see?

Don't worry though, dear subscriber, my next project is going to be another exclusive subscriber model.

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  • Shelley Noble February 11, 2010 at 11:11 pm

    Congratulations, Rob! You are

    Congratulations, Rob! You are single-handed-ly educating the world on how we can design our own paper automata!


    I have loads of terrific books that instruct on simple mechanisms, nothing against them, but what you are doing is a quantum leap forward.


    Between giving us the inside-your-mind step-by-steps on model designs, as you did on the tortoise model, plus, if I understand what you have planned, simple, function-based mechanism instruction, you’ll be providing an online master’s course in understanding paper engineering!


    That’s what I’d like, to have my hand held through a model idea so that I could apply a good mechanism or two to make it. Let’s say I want to have a cat crouch down, I could conceivably use your ebook(s) to choose a mechanism that matched the movement I had in mind, apply it, size it, etc. And voila! I become master of my paper universe!

    • robives February 12, 2010 at 7:58 pm

      Thanks Shelley!
      I’m planning

      Thanks Shelley!

      I’m planning two parallel series of ebooks, one on mechanisms, how they work and how they can be implemented in paper and another on the design and build process.

      Should be fun!

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