12th February 2010


Fluttering Heart

I left it too late to design a new model for Valentine’s day. Please accept my most humble apologies! To keep you going, I’ve uploaded a model, originally available on the flyiing-pig.co.uk website. The Fluttering Heart folds flat and slips inside a book or card. When the card is opened the heart pops out releasing a ‘flutter’ of heart strings! I hope your true love enjoys it as much as mine did 🙂

Cardboard Engineering Source Book – Downloadable Version.

A 55 page ebook aimed at people who teach and people who want to learn! The book centres around ten extendable cardboard engineering projects which introduce many mechanisms, from simple cams to crank sliders and swash plate.
The eBook, described by the Times Education Supplement as “a huge boost to mechanisms work in schools” has everything you need to get you started designing your own models.
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I’ve had many requests to release this book in downloadable format – for instant access and for last minute lesson plans! So here it is, and with a special discount price for subscribers!

The printed version of this book is available on sister site www.flying-pig.co.uk

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