Make: Paper Inventions: Machines that Move, Drawings that by Kathy Ceceri

By Kathy Ceceri

Paper is astounding stuff. It's reasonable, effortless to exploit, and straightforward to recycle. It's light-weight and straightforward to chop or tear--but awfully powerful whilst folded, layered, or rolled. it may well stand stiff as a board, pop up like a spring, or grasp softly like a silk shawl. It's disposable, however it can final for hundreds of years. Its floor might be tough, or creamy tender, or glossy. occasionally it's so skinny you will see via it; different occasions, it's thick sufficient to carry globs of paint. however it can be appealing, all by itself.

The initiatives in Paper innovations have been encouraged by way of the numerous diverse sorts of paper, from fancy artists' watercolor paper to recycled reproduction paper, and the various other ways it's used. no matter if you're keen on to make crafts or play with electronics, there's a undertaking that may problem you and unharness your creativity.

Projects during this ebook comprise:

• DIY flavored safe to eat paper and ink
• Self-folding paper models
• Light-up paper projects
• Paper sensors and switches
• Paper windmill and paper machines
• 3D designs with paper
• Origami and different fold and lower designs

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This creates an opening that will let you attach the cam to the shaft. Spread glue on one side of the cam and glue it to the other. Make sure the openings line up and the triangular tabs are facing outward. The round friction cam is made the same way, but it is four pieces thick. Glue the inner pieces (without the tabs) together first. Then glue one piece with triangular tabs facing out to each side. Step 9 Fit the cams on the drive shaft, but don’t glue them yet. The round friction cam goes at the end with the tabs, the snail cam goes in the middle, and the egg cam goes on the other end.

So to light two LEDs in series in your paper circuit, you would need two 3 V batteries. That’s why you’re usually better off putting multiple LEDs in parallel. 20 Paper Inventions • Permanent marker • Copper or aluminum foil tape • CR2032 coin battery • LED • Small binder clip Project: Make a Light-Up Paper Cat sharp crease. Use the binder clip to hold the tail in place. Make sure the binder clip does not touch the battery! Step 5 Press the cat’s paw down so the pad closes the switch. The LEDs should light up.

Figure 3-23 Score the lines on the paper before folding using a dried ballpoint pen or other rounded pointy object, such as this letter opener. • On most paper model patterns that you buy or print out, solid lines are cut lines, and dotted lines are fold lines. Mountain folds and valley folds are shown with different patterns of dots. (See the box in Chapter 1). • Sharp, small-bladed craft scissors are excellent for making paper models. Some paper engineers prefer X-acto knives. If you use a knife, always use a metal-edged ruler to keep straight lines straight.

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