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Here's somethingHere's something that you crafty people at Instructatble will enjoy.
"Everything You Need to Make Amazing Paper Machines!

Automata are animated toys that use several basic mechanisms to come alive and they're made completely out of paper! Using the ingenious punch-out designs included in Gizmos, you can assemble six enchanting automata by designer Rob Ives and when you've mastered the fundamental techniques, you can create new designs of your own. Gizmos includes:

  • A pre-made pop-up frog ready to jump right out of the box!
  • Pre-stamped punch-out parts for two snap-up models that are perfect for first-time builders
  • Complete punch-out parts to create six full-color, fully animated paper machines: Die Fledermaus, Mouthy Moose, Schrodinger's Cat, Shrimp Boat, Surf Bunny, and Marching Robot
  • A 144-page book with an introduction to automata and the simple mechanisms, cranks, cams, and levers that give them life; easy-to-follow instructions to make eight Rob Ives models; and handy reusable templates for each of the model parts, to get you started on future projects

Gizmos is a fascinating way to learn about basic mechanical principles as well as a guide to paper-crafting techniques that will enable you to design and build paper toys that capture the imagination!"

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LinuxH4x0r (author)2008-08-30

I'd say spam, but I'll give you a chance to prove you aren't a spammer

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robives (author)LinuxH4x0r2008-08-30

I'm really not a spammer - I design cardboard and paper models and genuinely thought you would be interested in this. Rob

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LinuxH4x0r (author)robives2008-08-30

I didn't think so. Its just that when people see that the only thing you've posted is an advertisement they tend to flag it. Hope to see some instructables form you soon. Share some of your paper models with us!

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Kiteman (author)LinuxH4x0r2008-08-30

Rather than spam, I'd say this belonged in the Marketplace.

To make up for the move, though, I'll throw in a link to more of the same, including a special treat for the Pastafarians amongst us.

Rob is bound to get the benefit of my doubt, being based only 8 miles from my birthplace.

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robives (author)Kiteman2008-08-30

Where were you born Kiteman? I'm based in Broughton Moor in Cumbria UK

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Kiteman (author)robives2008-08-30

I thought you were in Cockermouth - I'm originally from Workington.

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LinuxH4x0r (author)Kiteman2008-08-30

Cockermouth? hehe, I just love english names.

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Goodhart (author)LinuxH4x0r2008-09-04

You would be surprised then, at some of the town names around my area LOL

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Goodhart (author)LinuxH4x0r2008-09-05

Intercourse
Blue Ball
Paradise
Bareville
Chickies
Blossom Hill
Highville
Fertility
Fruitville
Mascot
Fettersville
Puseyville
Vintage
Unicorn (do you see Kiteman, I told you that Unicorn were real ;-)
Stumptown
Redrun
Mars
Jackson Lick
Sandy Lick
Japan
Scab Hill
Shanksville
Jollytown
Specktown
Siko
Little Jack Corners
Skunk
Starr
Option
Egypt
Sticks
Lower Peanut
Stoner
Lover
Queen City
Ralph
Ribold
Rush
and finally Rough and Ready

and I am forgetting some, I know *sigh*

:-)

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SFHandyman (author)Goodhart2008-09-23

Those are great names! The only two I remember from Texas were: White Settlement (very multicultural, no sorry, not really - the name fits, or did fit when I lived there) Then we lived about 10 miles from Cut'n'Shoot. Seriously Cut "n" Shoot, Texas A friend's Mom had a beauty parlor there, so I'd get my hair cut at the "Talk of the Town Beauty Salon" in Cut'n'Shoot Texas. Sounds like I'd end up with a purple beehive. There were already plenty of those buzzing around town.

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Goodhart (author)SFHandyman2008-09-23

I remember as a much younger person, my family going to Bush River, MD for vacation, and the little campground was nicknamed Skunk Hollow (there was approximately a 3 to 1 relationship between skunks and humans ;-)

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LinuxH4x0r (author)Goodhart2008-09-05

All of the names here are spanish :-(|

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Kiteman (author)LinuxH4x0r2008-08-30

What's so funny about that?

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robives (author)Kiteman2008-08-30

Thanks! Sorry for the mispost, I know how annoying spam can be! Rob

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SFHandyman (author)robives2008-09-23

I love your work Rob! I asked my Agreeable Sheep and he likes it too.

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