Automatic Bookmark

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Introduction: Automatic Bookmark

This is my first instructable, so please bear with me

You are absorbed in middle of an interesting book. And all of a sudden, someone bumps into you and SLAM shuts the book! You didn't even get time to bookmark the page and now you will have to painstakingly go through all the chapters to find out where you left. Now worry no more. This automatic bookmark keeps track of the page you are reading ... well, automatically! Even if the book is closed accidentally it will stay in place and let you start off immediately

Step 1: Materials and Tools

Materials:
1. Cardboard (shown here is piece of cornflakes box)
2. Piece of regular printer paper. You can draw or print your design. I have printed "hand" dings

Tools:
1. Pair of scissors
2. Black marker
3. Glue (shown here is PVA glue, but paper glue will work too)

Step 2:

Sketch the pattern shown in the figure on the card and then cut out along the black lines

Step 3:

Cut out the pattern on the printer paper

Step 4:

Paste the hand on the card paper as shown.

Step 5:

Let your bookmark dry and it is ready to use!
Tuck it to the last pages or the cover like a paper clip. This works like an anchor for the pointer

Step 6:

Place the pointer on the page you are reading.
As you read simply turn the page and the pointer will jump up and settle on the new page!

Step 7: A Simpler 5-mintes Version of the Automatic Bookmark

 

Step 8: Video of Automatic Bookmark in Action!

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    It's a good idea, but how do you read through the finger? Maybe just replace the hand with a clear bit of thin plastic.

    Thats an excellent idea!

    Cool! I coated the cardboard with colored tape and decorated that with sharpie designs when I made mine.

    Hey Karli!
    Thats an awesome idea!! Might even save your bookmarks against minor spills!

    Finally! This is exactly what I need!

    creative and simple

    This looks very nice and easy.

    Thanks I am not a good instructor like you! I really need someone who can show people how to make and use it.
    The video of how to use it:
    http://youtu.be/GOn7aRepT3Q
    The PDF:
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/oj4cjzl4fwmlpo9/design1.pdf
    Feel free to decorate and revise it!