I need to know how to make an automat wood toy pleased help mee
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What are the advantages of having an automataic honey beehive and the disadvantages when compared to a traditional one.
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Reindeer Ride is my latest downloadable paper animation kit. I've made it available in two flavours. There's a free uncoloured version for you to colour in and for a modest fee a pre coloured version. Both feature the same animated paper reindeer. There's a YouTube link here.Hope you enjoy it!Rob
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Crazy internal gears and hidden winches went in to creating this amazing non-motorized spectacle for a stage production of The Difficulty of Crossing a Field. A team at Texas Performing Arts at the University of Texas at Austin (my alma mater!) came up with the elegant solution shown in the video above. J.E. Johnson speaks more about it here. The video is awesome, but maybe next time the outstanding UT crew could make an Instructable of something like this? C'mon, J.E., throw a girl a bone - it's an excellent educational process! Nonetheless, it's brilliant work, and I love the opportunity to see inside the finished weevil! p.s. you may recognize someone else's name in the credit's too!
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Hello dear Instuctablists, You can't see me, but I am down on one knee. It's intended to show my deference to you. The reason? Well, we just finished rebuilding the ground floor of my house and there's now a big, deep-ish rectangular space above the toilet (about 70cm x 50cm and 15 cm deep). I was looking at it the other day, and had an idea for what I would like to put there that made me laugh out loud. The trouble is I have NO IDEA how to make it. Not only that, I can't think of any search terms that are leading me to 'how to' videos. In short all I have is an idea and no clue how to even begin making it. So, here's my idea. What I want to make is what appears to be a framed picture of two velvet curtains. BUT when you flush, the curtains draw back (like at the theatre) to reveal a small scene inside. Lights come on, some music plays, little toys/characters/puppets appear and then ten seconds later, the curtains close and that's that. In other words and automated, electronic, toy theatre. So what I'm asking is either a) If you have any idea where I should start with this could you tell me where or b) If the end product sounds like something you'd like to see exist and you know how to make it, do you want to mentor me? (We could turn it into a YouTube video/series, do it over Skype or if you're in/near London, UK meet up IRL). Maybe I'm over-reaching in the help stakes, but every time I look at that blank piece of wall, I think: try. Any help gratefully received. Even if you can't help, thanks for reading this. RH (Also, I can't work out how to turn that picture round either. Sheesh. This whole thing is a TALL order)
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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 buildersComplete 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 RobotA 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 projectsGizmos 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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Hi, does anyone know a good instructable on how to build a mechanical one armed bandit /slot machine? it can be very simple, in fact it doesn´t even need to have a slot to put coins in, what i need is to build an automata that has a handle to turn three wheels and stops the spinning at different points. thanks in advance!
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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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Here you go! We spent two days talking to hundreds, maybe thousands of people about the site. We were amazed at how many people had heard of us, and used it regularly, but never quite got round to joining. We were proud of the number of other Makers who were members of Instructables. We were pleasantly surprised by people presenting crafts they had learned from instructables, and were telling others about the site. We met the very nice people from Sugru. We met the slightly manic folk from various Hackerspaces. We met the dedicated folk from SciCast. There were people knitting neurons, soldering badges, hacking the Kinect, battling robots, playing tennis on bicycles, controlling fire with sound, playing music with Tesla coils, building an electric Mini, chasing small children with wheelie bins, performing the thermite reaction in their bare hands, building a temporary home from "Sold" signs. Hannah wrote an Instructable. There were automata, robots, ancient computers, amazing materials, musicians, artists, crafters, and hackers. There was a giant cardboard spider, a self-balancing skateboard from this site, a water-cooled armchair, a fire-breathing dragon, 3d printers printing 3d printers, and hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of people all interested in Making Cool Stuff. Have a look at the photos - the image-notes are still buggy, so if there's one you don't understand, just ask. Oh, and the members we know we met were... Spartacus. Insomniac. XenonJohn (and his self-balancing skateboard!) Aidy22475. Sweavo. Oopstudios (I don't think I spelled that correctly) Spikeuk. Podling. JamJarcollective (I could have watched their ball-coasters all day...) Greensteam. We probably met more than that - if I missed you off the list, please let me know! The first of the videos...
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