Monday, August 02, 2010

Felix the Flying Feline - paper automaton kit

Check out this paper kit that allows you to build Felix the Flying Feline - a cat that rides a unicycle on a tightrope!

About the kit:
He's designed to balance on a tightrope, and rides his unicycle down a gentle slope, giving an amazing display of balancing as he pedals furiously along. He'll happily ride across the room, but you can make him perform truly sensational stunts by using a LOOOOONG piece of string: How about a trip from an upstairs window to a landing point many yards away? See the video to get an idea of what's possible. Felix is approximately 12.5", 32cm high, from the top of his head to the tip of his tail. He's supplied with FULLY ILLUSTRATED step-by-step instructions, and as there are no words non-english speakers will have no trouble building him. The only tools you'll need are a craft knife and a tube of glue. You'll also need a wax candle to rub on moving parts to lubricate them. This model isn't suitable for younger children to build because a fair degree of accuracy (and a sharp craft knife!) are needed to build.

Here's where you can order the paper kit for Felix the Flying Feline and many other amazing paper automata kits.

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