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Paper Models That Move: 14 Ingenious Automata, and More (Dover Origami Papercraft) (English and English Edition) Paperback – January 20, 2011

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Product Details

  • Series: Dover Origami Papercraft
  • Paperback: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Dover Publications; Act Csm edition (February 17, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0486477932
  • ISBN-13: 978-0486477930
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 0.4 x 11.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #353,889 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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this book is very similiar to the karakuri book the begining is just information on paper animation and the begining is just mechnisms for you to use to create your own models and then it has some full animation kits in it.
the first 9 models in the paper models that move book are just teaching you difrent mechnisms and how they create movment and the book gives you ideas of how to use these movments to create your own model but i didnt do any of those the last 6 are compleat animation kits and i just finished the third one.the first one is a pretty simple model and not very hard its called
happy birthday and its just a stork carrying a baby that flaps its wings and moves back and forth.

the seconed model is called ducks on the pond its a very nice looking model it just is a simple turntable that moves a set of ducks around in a circle and thrugh a little lilly turnel.

the third model is the one that is the center picture on the cover its called pyrimid lifter this model has alot of little tube pieces and other little pieces that all join together to create the movment it takes a bit of time to do but like with all paper animation kits as long as you are prececise in your cutting of the pieces(the pieces are not pop out and all need to be cut out with scisors and you need an exacto knife to cut out the openings in some pieces)and glue everything accuratly then the movment will be accurate.

just finished all the paper models the weight of buracay model is a bit tricky in some parts expecialy when glueing the cams to the inside wheels.also on mine the center tube that conects the handle to the movment on the inside got all twisted and ripped apart so the handle dosnt work but i can turn the inner wheel manualy and i do get the movment.
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Walter Ruffler's models ran the gamut in this book; some are fairly easy to assemble while others can be quite fiddly, especially if you are new to automata or papercraft. I used some of these successfully with middle school aged students (11-14) but the models operated by gravity-fed sand proved too much of a challenge for them. Ruffler's finished models are charming, as always; just be prepared for the detail work involved in getting the mechanisms aligned and operating smoothly.
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I made a few of these moving paper models. The instructions are clear, but detailed. If you enjoy learning about gears and how things move, this is a great book to introduce you to the world of Auotomata.
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Bought this for a group of 10-12 year olds, and they were difficult. Many small pieces to cut out and assemble, but directions were well written. Most of the models involve making some type of crank, but there is at least one (we didn't complete all of them) that requires "sand" - and we never could get that one to work. The other ones worked well and were worth the time invested. I would recommend these more for adults or very detail-oriented older kids/adolescents.
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This book was worth every penny spent on it ,I have completed 4 projects which are a joy to make,I can appreciate the work that went into producing the book,well done Walter
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Even though we have not yet constructed any of the examples, the drawings are clear and the instructions are easily understandable. Our grandchildren and I will be working on these from time to time to instill in them the fascinating world of levers, pulleys and gears to result in a change of motion .
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Fun projects for making automata. There a bit complicated, so for an older child or one with adult supervision.
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I like the book that show instruction, however, I sent to this book to my nephew. I am sure he likes it.
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