Automatic Bookmark

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Introduction: Automatic Bookmark

About: Just a regular guy who loves transforming everyday stuff into something cool!

This is my first instructable, so please bear with me

You are absorbed in middle of an interesting book. And all of a sudden, someone bumps into you and SLAM shuts the book! You didn't even get time to bookmark the page and now you will have to painstakingly go through all the chapters to find out where you left. Now worry no more. This automatic bookmark keeps track of the page you are reading ... well, automatically! Even if the book is closed accidentally it will stay in place and let you start off immediately

Step 1: Materials and Tools

Materials:
1. Cardboard (shown here is piece of cornflakes box)
2. Piece of regular printer paper. You can draw or print your design. I have printed "hand" dings

Tools:
1. Pair of scissors
2. Black marker
3. Glue (shown here is PVA glue, but paper glue will work too)

Step 2:

Sketch the pattern shown in the figure on the card and then cut out along the black lines

Step 3:

Cut out the pattern on the printer paper

Step 4:

Paste the hand on the card paper as shown.

Step 5:

Let your bookmark dry and it is ready to use!
Tuck it to the last pages or the cover like a paper clip. This works like an anchor for the pointer

Step 6:

Place the pointer on the page you are reading.
As you read simply turn the page and the pointer will jump up and settle on the new page!

Step 7: A Simpler 5-mintes Version of the Automatic Bookmark

Step 8: Video of Automatic Bookmark in Action!

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    31 Comments

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    wobbler
    wobbler

    7 years ago on Introduction

    It's a good idea, but how do you read through the finger? Maybe just replace the hand with a clear bit of thin plastic.

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    Karli 23
    Karli 23

    5 years ago

    Cool! I coated the cardboard with colored tape and decorated that with sharpie designs when I made mine.

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    Pra_ga
    Pra_ga

    Reply 5 years ago

    Hey Karli!
    Thats an awesome idea!! Might even save your bookmarks against minor spills!

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    Sagestar11
    Sagestar11

    5 years ago

    Finally! This is exactly what I need!

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    rwong15
    rwong15

    7 years ago

    Thanks I am not a good instructor like you! I really need someone who can show people how to make and use it.
    The video of how to use it:
    http://youtu.be/GOn7aRepT3Q
    The PDF:
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/oj4cjzl4fwmlpo9/design1.pdf
    Feel free to decorate and revise it!

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    rwong15
    rwong15

    7 years ago

    I have a bookmark similar to your automatic bookmark. I would like you to make an instruction about it. You don't even need to mention me but just let me use your instruction in the future, please!

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    Pra_ga
    Pra_ga

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    sure thing :)
    let me know how we can go about it

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    Trapper777
    Trapper777

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    I am the Worst. Speller. Ever
    I meant best, not bes

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    Advar
    Advar

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    Heh, I got turned down for a load for spelling my name wrong on the application!