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Makedo is a simple to use, open-ended system of tools for creative cardboard construction. Build imaginative and useful creations from upcycled (repurposed) everyday cardboard. Makedo comes to life in collaborative creative environments such as classrooms, maker spaces, museums and of course homes.


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  • Makedo Cardboard Christmas tree: 2016 UPDATE

    Hello Zaliya.Do you mean a light inside the tree like "Boniwood" shows in the image posted here in the comments? It looks like this was achieved by punching many holes in the cardboard surfaces, and then placing a desk lamp inside. Just take care not to put any heat sources (hopefully it's an LED lamp!) too close to the cardboard, and it should work nicely.

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  • Makedo Cardboard Christmas tree: 2016 UPDATE

    Hi Angelina.The Makedo Cardboard Christmas Tree can be scaled to suit the materials you have available. In the template that we have provided here (see the image at the beginning of Step 1) the measurements are a suggestion, not a rule - you can choose your own proportions and the design will still work. You just need the panels to be identical in size for each triangle. The side flap does not need to be a specific size, the only requirement is that you have enough material to punch and then scru through when folded under the adjoining panel. About 2 inches/5cm should work nicely.

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  • makedo-able commented on makedo-able's instructable Makedo Cardboard Treasure Chest2 months ago
    Makedo Cardboard Treasure Chest

    We no longer sell kits with pre-made plastic hinges. In most cases, a strap of cardboard can replace the function of a 'hinge'. This is cheaper and easier for the user and allows for more connectors in the new kits. For those needing rigid brackets or an actual plastic hinge - we offer freely downloadable 3D print files on Thingiverse - http://www.thingiverse.com/Makedo/designs.

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