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 Paper Locksmith: A Collection of Locks to Cut Out and Glue Together:

By its very purpose, the way that a lock mechanism works has to remain hidden from view and it is not easy to imagine what is happening inside. These three ingenious paper models of a combination lock, a mortice lock, and a ‘Yale’ style of barrel lock cover three main types. Also, there is an interesting mini book describing the historical development of lock design and possibilities for the future.

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Paper Automata: Four Working Models to Cut Out and Glue Together

A collection of working paper models to cut out and make. As the mechanisms are operated, the hopping sheep hop energetically and the pecking hen pecks into its feeder. The Motley man bows and acknowledges the applause he has earned and the flying fish flaps and undulates its wings. Each of the mechanisms uses a different principle to generate motion.

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Paper Engineering & Pop-Ups for Dummies

Paper Engineering & Pop–ups For Dummies covers a wide range of projects, from greeting cards to freestanding models. Easy–to–follow, step–by–step instructions and dozens of accompanying diagrams help readers not only to complete the diverse projects in the book, but also master the skills necessary to apply their own creativity and create new projects, beyond the book′s pages.

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Gizmos: Paper Machines that Really Work.

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…

Published 2008.   BN:US


Amazing Paper Pets

Six animated paper animals to cut out and make. Everything you need to make six delightful animal automata. Just add scissors and glue!

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Paper Models That Rock!: 6 Pendulum Automata

Simple directions and complete materials make it a cinch for crafters ages 12 and up to construct these rocking paper automata ― all you need is a penny to make them move! Six models include a nodding donkey, a gift box decked with a fluttering heart, a rocking robin, rolling bones that will tumble down an incline, a pair of tapping feet, and a tail-wagging dog.

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Make Your Own Movie Machine.

Cut out and make the your own working Zoetrope. Turn the handle to bring your moving pictures to life. All the parts and instructions are included within the book.

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Tabletop Battles – Make Your Own Medieval Castle

Make your own Medieval Castle!…make a medieval siege tower and battering ram and prepare for a full-scale tabletop battle. Models also include a mini-castle with working portcullis watchtower and other fortifications. Plan a medieval battle scenario to use the mini weapons you have made. Tabletop Battles is a fun, engaging and unique series that gives clear step-by-step guides to making a whole range of mini-weapons based on those used from medieval times onwards. Three of the books group similar types of weapon together and feature eight to ten projects of varying complexity, beginning with the very simplest designs. The last book in the series shows how to make mini- fortifications and siege weapons, and deploys models from the other three books for launching attacks and counter-attacks on a tabletop battlefield.

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Tabletop Battles – Make Your Own Traps and Triggers

Make your own Traps and Triggers…these models use elastic bands as the triggering device to release energy quickly and dramatically. Learn how to make a mine and mortar to unleash tiny marshmallow; an elastic powered helicopter; and several booby trap devices that can be hidden in a fruit bowl to produce all kinds of explosive effects. Tabletop Battles is a fun, engaging and unique series that gives clear step-by-step guides to making a whole range of mini-weapons based on those used from medieval times onwards. Three of the books group similar types of weapon together and feature eight to ten projects of varying complexity, beginning with the very simplest designs. The last book in the series shows how to make mini- fortifications and siege weapons, and deploys models from the other three books for launching attacks and counter-attacks on a tabletop battlefield.

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Tabletop Battles – Make Your Own Small Launchers

Make your own Small Launchers…all of these projects aim to fling small objects (safely) across the room, either by blowing or firing. Starting with a simple blowpipe, they include different types of bow one with a sprung handle like a real bow along with a spear gun and musket that shoots potato pieces by air power. Tabletop Battles is a fun, engaging and unique series that gives clear step-by-step guides to making a whole range of mini-weapons based on those used from medieval times onwards. Three of the books group similar types of weapon together and feature eight to ten projects of varying complexity, beginning with the very simplest designs. The last book in the series shows how to make mini- fortifications and siege weapons, and deploys models from the other three books for launching attacks and counter-attacks on a tabletop battlefield.

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Tabletop Battles – Make Your Own Siege Engines

Make your own Siege Engines…some of the big-time artillery used throughout history can be turned into mini versions too and more than one of each to see how different ones work. Set up a catapult, construct a trebuchet, the medieval heavy weapon of choice; make a blasting ballista and roll out a booming cannon. Tabletop Battles is a fun, engaging and unique series that gives clear step-by-step guides to making a whole range of mini-weapons based on those used from medieval times onwards. Three of the books group similar types of weapon together and feature eight to ten projects of varying complexity, beginning with the very simplest designs. The last book in the series shows how to make mini- fortifications and siege weapons, and deploys models from the other three books for launching attacks and counter-attacks on a tabletop battlefield.

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Amazing Science Experiements. Mighty Electricity.

Amazing Science Experiments are four books full of fun activities just using items you d find at home. Clear text and cool illustrations show you what to do (safely), as well as explaining the science behind each project. And its crystal clear when you need to employ an adult as lab assistant, too! Each book invites you to dip into a different aspect of science. In Mighty Electricity Home made lightning and more…, you’ll discover how magnets and electricity can work to create both light and movement, and even send messages. Ten great projects include making a flashlight, a toothbrush mini robot, a super-­ simple electric motor, and even a tiny (very tiny!) lightning strike. Even potatoes can be harnessed to make electricity! It’s not magic its way better than that!

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Amazing Science Experiments – Playing with Light

Amazing Science Experiments are four books full of fun activities just using items you d find at home. Clear text and cool illustrations show you what to do (safely), as well as explaining the science behind each project. And its crystal clear when you need to employ an adult as lab assistant, too! Each book invites you to dip into a different aspect of science. In Playing with Light Up periscope and more…: you’ll find out how light behaves and changes as it passes through lenses and that includes the ones in your eyes! Ten great experiments include splitting light into its spectrum of colours with an ice cube; reflecting it with mirror signals; making a very early photographic device, the camera obscure, to show how images are made; and seeing how your eyes retain an image even after its no longer there! It’s not magic its way better than that!

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Amazing Science Experiments – Forces and Motion

Amazing Science Experiments are four books full of fun activities just using items you d find at home. Clear text and cool illustrations show you what to do (safely), as well as explaining the science behind each project. And it s crystal clear when you need to employ an adult as lab assistant, too! Each book invites you to dip into a different aspect of science. Forces and Motion How things move and more… lets you into the secrets of Newton s laws of motion. Fun projects show how any object can be made to move with the right technology or just warm air! Find out about air, soap and elastic power by making a balloon hovercraft, steamboat, rocket and plane they launch, they glide, they fly! All you need are simple household items, card, paper and rubber bands. It s not magic it s way better than that!

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Amazing Science Experiments – Matter

Amazing Science Experiments are four books full of fun activities just using items you d find at home. Clear text and cool illustrations show you what to do (safely), as well as explaining the science behind each project. And it s crystal clear when you need to employ an adult as lab assistant, too! Each book allows you to dip into a different aspect of science. Matter Chain reactions in a bottle and more… is about matter and how it changes: simply put, how things react with each other when combined, mixed or shaken up. Around ten projects include growing crystals, making sherbet and invisible ink, and breaking down substances. To set up your lab, all you will need is water, sugar, cornflour, and other items from then kitchen cupboard and recycling bin! It s not magic it s way better than that!

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