Thursday, July 07, 2011

Paper Models That Move by Walter Ruffler

Paper Models That Move: 14 Ingenious Automata, and More

Now available from folks at Cabaret Mechanical Theatre: a new book on paper automata by Walter Ruffler!

From the book description:

The book contains 24 pages of theory and 14 construction kits. 8 of the construction kits are for individual mechanical principles, and 6 of the kits are to make paper automata. Great value, and a wonderful set for teaching aids.

The book covers the following topics and projects:
1. Crank Slider
2. Oscillating Lever
3. Friction Transfer
4. Meshing Gearwheels
5. Ratchet
6. Cams & Friction wheel
7. Cam & Pushrod
8. Cam & Lever
9. Happy Birthday
10. At the Duck's Pond
11. Pyramid Lifter
12. The Weight of Bureaucracy
13. Pianist
14. Gymnast

As I have said before, paper automata are a great way to get started with automaton-making. These 14 automata projects are made from cardstock. The illustrated instructions explain the use of various mechanisms. The precise cut-and-assemble components make these ingenious paper sculptures easy to build. Walter Ruffler is one of the very best at designing paper automata.

Here is where you can order Paper Models That Move from the Cabaret Mechanical Theatre site.

For those of you in the U.S., here is another place to order Paper Models That Move: 14 Ingenious Automata, and More.

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