285: Crank Bellows Box and Other Paper Delights 23rd June 2014

Mon, 23 Jun 2014

Crank Bellows: Paper Project.

Turn the handle on the Crank Bellows to hear the two tone alternate tweeting of the twin bellows powered by the central crank.

Members can download the parts for free from the link on the website. The parts are available to non-members for £2.50UKP.

Check out the website to see and hear the Crank Bellows in animated action.

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Crank Box: Download and Make

Turn the handle on the crank box and the pad on the top of the box moves smoothly back and forth. You can use this model as a hands-on experiment with simple mechanisms or as the starting point for your own paper automata models. 

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Super Simple Character for the Crank Box

A really simple character to download and cut out. Fold the housemaid model and glue her to the top of the Crank Box model as a demonstartion of the kind of automata that can use that mechanism.

Turn the handle and the housmaid scrubs the floor. Visit the website to see her in animated action.

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