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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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The first part of the book gives an overview of each of the mechanical principles involved. Perfect for us! Not textbooky, easy to understand, and set in the context of the paper models.
Next are the instructions, which were perfect! After trying some origami books where the instuctions left us scratching our heads in puzzlement, this was a very-well appreciated feature.
The models themselves are well-laid out on pages, and each part is labeled. I enjoyed the precision involved with making the fiddley bits, but it was beyond the skill of my 10yo (often sharp folds needed 1/4" apart).
I would recommend this to any adult who enjoys fine handwork, and to middle schoolers who want a more interesting and relevant way to learn mechanical physics. (I think high school physics requires more formulas and mathwork.)
If your child has a meticulous nature, and experience with these sorts of projects, it might be alright for someone a little younger. Or with a parent who doesnt mind doing most of the cutting and making. :)
I paid full price for this product. No nonsense about discounts for so-called unbiased opinions.
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.
the last two models use a sand mechanism that is ment to run off of fine sand going thru a funnel and then creating the movment.the pianist wasnt very hard to make the folds on the piano are a bit hard to see but otherwise it is fairly simple
the last model is the gymnist it didnt seem to be hard but i cant get the movment when i turn the wheel that the sand should fall in and turn so im not sure what i did wrong on that one but mine dosnt work but the back ground scene looks nice sitting on the shelf with my other paper models.