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Karakuri: How to Make Mechanical Paper Models That Move Paperback – March 16, 2010
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KEISUKE SAKA is a paper engineer and graphic designer based in Japan. He co-owns a design firm, has exhibited his paper models at a number of museums, and has published many automata kits.
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-But wait! With this charming book you can construct paper models with your own hands that perform simple actions!
Apart from the four featured models there is also a series of mechanical gear movements that allow you to create motion that can be applied to your own original designs. The text is surprisingly thorough and detailed with interesting historical anecdotes on all of the mechanical systems featured.
The construction techniques are fairly simple and just to ensure you don't become intimidated with the details, there is an illustrated gallery of original designs created by High School students, so if they can do it, so can you!
Get this book! Get creative! -And even if you don't actually make any of the designs inside, the text is still a great read! Highly recommended!