Banksy-style CCTV Mobile

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Introduction: Banksy-style CCTV Mobile

About: I like to make things for the internets. I also sell a pretty cool calendar at supamoto.co. You'll like it.

Want to raise a kid to be ready for the surveillance society? Get started the right way with a CCTV mobile! This is based off of a drawing by the street artist Banksy and is not for sale. All of the files you need to make are free here.

Now, let's make this thing!

Step 1: Model the CCTV and Centerpiece

I could've just drawn the cameras, they're not that complicated, but instead I decided to just model it in SketchUp once so I could quickly make different angles of it. 

The SketchUp file below has two mirrored versions of the CCTV in the same space. Rotate both together to get a new angle and hide one at a time for each image you need of it.

With the resulting images, flip one of the images so that they can be attached back to back.

As for the centerpiece, I recreated that in Illustrator.

Step 2: Print and Cut

Print out the attached PDFs and cut them out with scissors or an X-Acto knife.

Step 3: Glue It!

Take each pair of images and glue together

Step 4: Prep Pieces and Hanger

Poke holes in each of the pieces. To get them to hang the way you want, do this:
  1. Find the center of gravity by balancing it on your fingertip
  2. Hold the piece the way you want it to hang
  3. Poke a hole anywhere directly above the center of gravity
  4. It's science!
As for the hanger, I just cut up a couple strips off of a cardboard box, attached them, and poked holes in the ends.

Step 5: Hang It!

Attach everything with thread and hang it above a future obedient citizen.

Carry on.

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    8 Comments

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    marcin.stecki.1
    marcin.stecki.1

    6 years ago

    For all papercraft fans http://www.tamasoft.co.jp/pepakura-en/ shareware software from Japan. My daughter has used it during her industrial design studies.

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    SHIFT!
    SHIFT!

    10 years ago on Introduction

    This is awesome as always fungus, your papercrafts always astound me!

    Just a question- how did you convert the sketchup models to papercraft? Please tell me, i've been wanting to know for years!

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    fungus amungus
    fungus amungus

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks, but it's not papercraft. These are all flat pieces. There must be some way of going from sketchup to papercraft though.

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    Axtklinge
    Axtklinge

    10 years ago on Introduction

    Very cool project based on the stuff a very cool artist!
    Congrats!

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    EtchdUnltd
    EtchdUnltd

    10 years ago on Introduction

    This is cool, I have been thinking of creating some kind of mobile with my laser engraver. Sweet!

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    lewsidius
    lewsidius

    10 years ago on Introduction

    you must report any one who is a defector!
    even your own child

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    Grissini
    Grissini

    10 years ago on Introduction

    Awesome amungus. Nothing like instilling fear of big brother at an early age.