Starting Point Mechanisms.

Tue, 23 Sep 2014

There are several "Starting Point" projects on robives.com. Models that give you a mechanism in a box that you can add your own character too to make your own paper automata. The trouble is that as I develop new ideas and new ways of making paper models it becomes less easy to track down the latest version of the mechanism that you want to use. So here’s my idea. I’m planning on setting up a page with the latest version of each mechanism all in one place ready for members to download and get started.
Shown here is the first of this new collection, the crank slider. I’ll also be adding a cam, a scotch yoke, a gear, a ratchet…

Any other ideas for useful starting point mechanisms? Add them to the comments below.

Comments (2)

  • cool022883 September 23, 2014 at 11:07 pm

    the triple crank slider is

    the triple crank slider is fun for use with multiple charecters and the skirex mechanism is  nice for making any charecter walk

  • michael42er September 25, 2014 at 12:46 pm

    A universal gearbox for slow

    A universal gearbox for slow motion would also be good. Similar to the Hippo-model, but with a stronger (two-step ?) reduction.

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