New FlipBooKit Instructional Video and Instructable

Heya, folks!


I am writing/filming instructional videos for FlipBooKit, with a bent toward education, and the first one – on basic assembly – is out, with an associated Instructable!



Wooden Rag Doll Instructable

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If you’ve followed any of my recent posts, you’ll notice that I’ve been doing a lot of woodworking lately.  One result of that is having a ton of scraps, plain blocks, dowel pieces, and random shapes that never made their way into finished projects.  Crashspace was host to an Instructables and Dremel “July Build Night,” and in the spirit of reuse and repurposing, I decided to use the tools we were provided to create a wooden rag doll (or rag bot, as it were).

Take a look at the detailed (and featured!) instructable about how I created my Wooden Rag Doll Robot (especially the articulated joints and magnetic hand).

Flickering Origami Lantern Instructable

25 chinese lanterns... finished!

A few years ago, a friend wanted some origami lanterns for the centerpieces at her wedding reception, so I made some.  I was pretty pleased with how they turned out and they looked nice with the bamboo.

About a year ago, I revisited the design and came up with an addition: LIGHT!  (lanterns with light. Revolutionary, I know)  Finally it came time to create an instructable for the project, and here it is.  It even got featured!  Woohoo!

I’ve entered it in the Instructables Papercraft Contest, so make sure to go vote for it (assuming you like it, of course.  no obligation if you hate it or are lazy).  The deadline for voting is Thursday (March 27th) at midnight.

Oh, and if you make one, please let me know!  I’d love to see pictures of the variations people come up with.