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Cardboard Spring

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I've been playing around with mechanical things you can make from cardboard, and I made this cardboard spring. It's really simple, and fun to sproing, hop, or just wave around!

Cut out some cardboard squares.

Peel back the cardboard.

Tape peeled edges together.

Sproing!
cardboard spring

P.S. If you think of something cool to make using this (and it's still before 7/13/12), you should enter it in my Cardboard Challenge!
sphere3601 year ago
thanks for the instructable
maximus2761 year ago
I learned how to make these when I was 5
person%1 year ago
what a professional idea
Edgar1 year ago
This will be very popular with the Paperctaft crowd, like Nice Paper Toys...
Gone to my Blog, too:

http://faz-voce-mesmo.blogspot.pt/2012/07/behance-virtualizacao-e-molas-de-cartao.html
SelkeyMoonbeam (author)  Edgar1 year ago
Thanks for the support!
Keep it up, now! :)
Thergox1 year ago
YUSS! Maddeningly simple -- especially with the unique format you always use. Thank you for bringing this brilliant idea to lights (Now if you excuse me, Imma get into some trouble with these >:)).
SelkeyMoonbeam (author)  Thergox1 year ago
Pictures please! :)
Remag12341 year ago
Great. My pet peeve is when the Kleenex box is down to half the next tissue doesn't pop up. I'll make this spring and put it under the tissue and solve the problem.
SelkeyMoonbeam (author)  Remag12341 year ago
Oh, I like that! If you do that (soon), you should enter it in my Cardboard Challenge!
greatpanda1 year ago
Saw something similar to this in Cambodia, made from rounds cut from returnable soda bottle. The assembly was pierced through with three feathers, and it was used in a game similar to hacky-sack.
darman121 year ago
Very cool and simple! I like the .gif... I was hoping there was a video but wasn't looking forward to buffering on my slow internet!
darman121 year ago
Very cool and simple! I like the .gif... I was hoping there was a video but wasn't looking forward to buffering on my slow internet!
simple in concept, genius in retrospect :D
Bill WW1 year ago
Very clever!

Many years ago, there was a nationwide paper industry ad campaign showing a car driving over a bridge made of cardboard. In case you need something to do in your spare time!
I used to make "Corrigated Boxware" in Seattle. It's strong, especially in the heaver paper weights. 32 # and up for case goods And heaver for appliance boxes & springs..HAR.!
giike31 year ago
so freaking cool man it works like a charm
Right up my alley (keep it simple). V. clever!
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