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Makedo is a simple to use, open-ended system of tools for creative cardboard construction. Build imaginative and useful creations from upcycled (repurposed) everyday cardboard. Makedo comes to life in collaborative creative environments such as classrooms, maker spaces, museums and of course homes.

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  • Hi Kev. This was made from a fairly standard-sized rectangular box. You will be able to repeat this design with any box that has similar proportions... the actual box we used here was 12x14x18 inches. It will be great to see how your version turns out!

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  • Looks like you had fun with this one! Thanks for sharing your experience.You make several good points here, that should be helpful for other makers...We have found that the tabs on the outside make for a stronger, more robust construction. Whether this suits your own creation depends on whether or not you mind revealing the construction elements as a part of the overall visual style.For the burnt…

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    Looks like you had fun with this one! Thanks for sharing your experience.You make several good points here, that should be helpful for other makers...We have found that the tabs on the outside make for a stronger, more robust construction. Whether this suits your own creation depends on whether or not you mind revealing the construction elements as a part of the overall visual style.For the burnt edges, a lot can come down to the specific settings or fine tuning of the laser cutter for use with cardboard. You can also try cleaning up after cutting with compressed air or gently wiping the edges down.

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  • makedo-able commented on makedo-able's instructable IPhone Desk Stand

    Nicely done! Thanks for sharing your pics :)

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  • Hello! Thanks for asking. We just drew our horse profile after a quick look at some pics from an image search. The Makedo pin and clips have been discontinued, but this project can also be made using our updated cardboard connection system - featuring the award-winning Makedo SCRU. See them at www.make.do :)We had a lot of fun making the horsey bike, and we hope you do too! We'd love to see wh…

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    Hello! Thanks for asking. We just drew our horse profile after a quick look at some pics from an image search. The Makedo pin and clips have been discontinued, but this project can also be made using our updated cardboard connection system - featuring the award-winning Makedo SCRU. See them at www.make.do :)We had a lot of fun making the horsey bike, and we hope you do too! We'd love to see what yours looks like if you have a go yourself - so please do share pics of your outcomes.

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  • Hi there Emboup. We drew the horse head freehand but there are plenty of templates around the place. Take your pick here: https://www.google.com.au/search?q=horse+head+temp...The Makedo connectors have been upgraded since this Instructable was posted, so whilst they look different to the pics, they will work to the same effect. Makedo can be purchased at https://www.make.do/ or https://www.amazon…

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    Hi there Emboup. We drew the horse head freehand but there are plenty of templates around the place. Take your pick here: https://www.google.com.au/search?q=horse+head+temp...The Makedo connectors have been upgraded since this Instructable was posted, so whilst they look different to the pics, they will work to the same effect. Makedo can be purchased at https://www.make.do/ or https://www.amazon.com/makedo.

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  • Hello Zaliya.Do you mean a light inside the tree like "Boniwood" shows in the image posted here in the comments? It looks like this was achieved by punching many holes in the cardboard surfaces, and then placing a desk lamp inside. Just take care not to put any heat sources (hopefully it's an LED lamp!) too close to the cardboard, and it should work nicely.

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  • Hi Angelina.The Makedo Cardboard Christmas Tree can be scaled to suit the materials you have available. In the template that we have provided here (see the image at the beginning of Step 1) the measurements are a suggestion, not a rule - you can choose your own proportions and the design will still work. You just need the panels to be identical in size for each triangle. The side flap does not ne…

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    Hi Angelina.The Makedo Cardboard Christmas Tree can be scaled to suit the materials you have available. In the template that we have provided here (see the image at the beginning of Step 1) the measurements are a suggestion, not a rule - you can choose your own proportions and the design will still work. You just need the panels to be identical in size for each triangle. The side flap does not need to be a specific size, the only requirement is that you have enough material to punch and then scru through when folded under the adjoining panel. About 2 inches/5cm should work nicely.

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  • We no longer sell kits with pre-made plastic hinges. In most cases, a strap of cardboard can replace the function of a 'hinge'. This is cheaper and easier for the user and allows for more connectors in the new kits. For those needing rigid brackets or an actual plastic hinge - we offer freely downloadable 3D print files on Thingiverse - http://www.thingiverse.com/Makedo/designs.

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