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Very cool, thanks for sharing!
You could probably use posterboard or cereal boxes, but the structure would not be as strong.The cardboard I used is thicker than that. I don't know the term, but it's the thickness of normal small shipping boxes, a single corrugated layer between two flat layers.If you look through the comments and "Made It" section, people have made it successfully with a variety of materials, so use whatever works for you.
You were brave to try the 3v! It looks pretty good to me, I hope your day likes it :)
The issue is that you want the staple (or whatever connective device you use) to be as near the edge as possible. Making the flaps bigger would make them easier to staple, but farther away from the edge, which would allow the seams to spread and you'd have bigger gaps between triangles.I had no issue with the flap angles, it all folded together nicely. 3d printing it sounds cool, I'd love to see it if you do!
That's really cool, great idea!
It looks great! I'm glad Merlin likes it!
I'm glad you followed "Step 7: Insert cat" :) What a cool idea to make lampshades! It makes a really cool light effect!
My son made this on his own, good instructions!
Theoretically, the dome is a half sphere, so the height should be the same as the radius. I just measured mine and they appear to be roughly the same.
You're welcome. I think it actually looks really cool with the red and white cardboard!
I love the personalized touch!
Your cat looks very comfortable :) It looks like you used a different method to join the triangles, how did you do it?
Looks great! Glad you liked it.
Yes, it's just a matter of preference.
DIY Cardboard Loop-The-Loop - for Toy Cars
I added a printable template, if that helps.
I added printable templates, enjoy.
The measurements I used are at the end of step one (where you determine what size you want). It's 8 inches for A and 7 1/16 inches for B, if you want to make one the same size as mine.
Looks awesome! I considered making mine child-sized, but wasn't sure I had enough cardboard (or motivation). I should have mentioned you can put rectangles on the bottom to lift it higher, glad to see you had the idea too.
It's a rotary cutting mat (you'll sometimes see it called "self-healing") used for quilting/sewing.
Rubber Band Powered Launcher
It is not a video. I used a gif (not animated) that looked fine in every viewer except when added to instructables. I replaced with a jpg. Looks a little worse, but doesn't have the white thing in the middle.
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