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Flying Pig Website Answered

If anybody likes automata, but can't be bothered to work in wood and metal, try Flying Pig models.

They (mainly he) make and sell cardboard kits that move in interesting ways.

Obviously, most of them are for sale, but he has some free models for downloading, which change very occasionally.

Probably the most interesting parts of Flying Pig for this site, though, are his Workshop Notes blog, where Rob updates readers on the process he goes through developing his models (he's part way through a dinosaur at the moment, and has released a kids range).

He also has a section of mechanisms, with animations of all the paper mechanisms he uses, plus several that don't go into paper models (like a stirling engine).

Generally, it's a great resource for anybody interested in engineering, paper or otherwise.

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NachoMahma (author)2008-04-08

. Judging by the title, I expected this to be about a Pink Floyd-themed web site. Very interesting, none the less.

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never judge a forum topic by it's title

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whatsisface (author)2008-04-08

I have a really cool one on my desk, it's a wooden T-Rex that "walks" and opens and closes its jaw when you turn a handle. Got it as part of a kit from the London Toy Museum.

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Kiteman (author)whatsisface2008-04-08

These are the same sort of thing, but more colourful.

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whatsisface (author)Kiteman2008-04-08

I may have to have a go with them, cheers for the link.

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