Introduction: TARDIS Box, Made of Smaller Boxes!

I made this box as a gift for a friend, and unfortunately I had a pretty limited timeframe in which to accomplish it. Because of this, the paint job is admittedly pretty rough, and the box may look a bit unfinished. It is not optimal, but I am still very happy with it. 

I had not intended to create an instructable about it, but was told that I should. I now wish that I would have taken more pictures of the process, but alas, these are the only decent ones I have. 

The tardis is made of 8 small boxes, laid out in two stacks of four. Each stack has an axle running through the corner, so that it can open up like a fan. To open the box, only the top level need to be moved. The top three levels of boxes (the bottom level being stationary) have pegs on the bottom that pull the lower boxes out. Once the top box has been turned to a certain angle, the peg catches on the next one, pulling it out as well. This also works in reverse, allowing the box to be closed entirely by only turning the top level. 

I hope you enjoy it!

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Kiteman (author)2012-08-09

Wow, did you make that from scratch?

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fledermausmann (author)Kiteman2012-08-12

Yep, it's mostly made of plywood. There was lots of glueing and cutting involved

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Kiteman (author)fledermausmann2012-08-12

Wow, would it be too much to expect another version, so you can write a full step-by-step? That would be awesome!

Oh, and since this is your first Instructable, you should mention it on the Rewards for New Authors page!

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fledermausmann (author)Kiteman2012-08-12

I will almost certainly be making a second version, so you can expect to see one at some point! I will make sure to take more pictures of it as well.

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Kiteman (author)fledermausmann2012-08-13

Awesome ("follows" to keep updated).

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Penolopy Bulnick (author)2012-08-09

That is amazing! It looks like it would be fun to have and make :)

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