Making cool things with paper.
March 31, 2003 11:38 AM   Subscribe

Need a diversion from you-know-what? Make something out of paper. When you get tired of origami, paper airplanes, and paper balloons, try paper craft. Yamaha has a great site with downloadable papercraft templates, including not only their great motorcycles, but many animals as well. Canon also has a great selection, including a spectacular architecture selection. Not geeky enough? Try these Star Wars templates. Not difficult enough? Try this Mistubishi FTO. Not cute enough? Try these. For those of you that need some connection to the war, here you go. Last but not least, this index contains links to all kinds of great paper projects.
posted by monju_bosatsu (8 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
[these are good]
posted by gottabefunky at 11:54 AM on March 31, 2003

the human war is never ending.

diversions were needed 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34 years ago.
posted by Satapher at 12:00 PM on March 31, 2003

1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34

Wait, let me guess. Prime numbers? No, that's not right. A markov chain? No, that's not it either. Wait, wait, is it a fibonacci series? Yes, it's a fibonacci series. [This started out as a joke at satapher's expense, but that really is a fibonacci series. Weird.]
posted by monju_bosatsu at 12:07 PM on March 31, 2003

1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8....
posted by signal at 12:40 PM on March 31, 2003

Very nice links on a subject near and dear to my heart. Thanks, monju-bosatsu.
posted by skyscraper at 12:57 PM on March 31, 2003

Thanks for the links, monju_bosatsu. This will soon be gracing my desk. As if I was getting any work done anyways...

Anyone else remember those preprinted paper kits you could get at various souvenir shops that depicted people? I must have had a hundred of those when I was a kid. Had one of a Mountie, he ended up hatless as my young fingers lacked the dexterity to fold a Stetson.

Pass the glue...
posted by Jughead at 1:09 PM on March 31, 2003

Don't forget the paper automata (some free) over at Flying Pig, which also includes an excellent section on the mechanisms involved.
posted by Sangre Azul at 2:04 PM on March 31, 2003

Check out this awesome paper giant robot.
posted by wrench at 4:34 PM on March 31, 2003

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