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August 22, 2003 8:35 PM   Subscribe

flying pig.. paper automatons you can make yourself.
posted by crunchland (8 comments total)

 
Thanks a friggin lot. There goes all my crappin free time :)
I thought modular origami was cool.
posted by tayknight at 8:57 PM on August 22, 2003


But you have to BUY them. Boo. I went, I fell in love, I considered even taking the time to make one or two of them... until I saw that you had to buy them and that the price was in pounds sterling & all the related and associated hassles. Bummer.
posted by jonson at 9:37 PM on August 22, 2003


jonson, there's a page of free stuff, including the agreeable sheep (hehe). (i missed it at first too)...
posted by whatzit at 9:46 PM on August 22, 2003


I've purchased a few cards from Cabaret Mechanical Theatre
that were excellent and fun to make. I'm very interested in automata and kinetic sculpture, and this is a good introduction. Thanks!
posted by annathea at 10:09 PM on August 22, 2003


See also here.
posted by monju_bosatsu at 10:12 PM on August 22, 2003


crunchland---Oh, darn, now I'm gonna hafta update my antique programs again. I want that squid!

jonson---If you don't mind that it doesn't move, you can find a huge number of papercraft patterns, from endangered species to Yamaha motorcycles, all free, here.

I've been passing this site on to the kids in the family for rainy day fun for ages now. (My personal favorite is the white tiger.)

Thanks again, crunchland! Now I have something new to pass on for the next rainy day!
posted by realjanetkagan at 10:23 PM on August 22, 2003


oops.

monju bosatsu: I bin sick and I missed your post. Thanks for calling my attention to it because you've given me a whole slew of other papercraft sites that will give me and my very young friends much fun in the playing.

I'm a bit weirded out here, tho, because the last time I checked into the Yamaha site, they were calling their animal papercraft patterns "endangered species"...and now they're just "rare animals"? Looks like they're still endangered to me, so I wonder who got to the folks who do that webpage.
posted by realjanetkagan at 10:55 PM on August 22, 2003


Jonson, there's also a North-American (and a Japanese) variant of the site.
posted by misteraitch at 10:58 PM on August 22, 2003


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