The good folks over at MAKE have created an awesome step-by-step video showing you how to make a paper automaton featuring the video game character Mario. The plans are free to download, and the video shows you exactly how to go about assembling it for yourself.
I provided a bit of guidance to the video's creator, Meg Allan Cole, and am honored to have been featured in the post on MAKE and in the video itself as an example of the kind of automaton that can be made from wood. Thanks Meg! Thanks MAKE!
Here is where you can down the free plans and parts for this paper Mario Brothers automaton. For additional plans for paper and wood automata, check out the automata plans page on dugnorth.com.