Banksy-style CCTV Mobile

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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!

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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 Discussions

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    marcin.stecki.1

    3 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!

    7 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 amungusSHIFT!

    Reply 7 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

    7 years ago on Introduction

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

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    EtchdUnltd

    7 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

    7 years ago on Introduction

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

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    Grissini

    7 years ago on Introduction

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