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Paper Models of Polyhedra
"Polyhedra are beautiful 3-D geometrical figures that have fascinated philosophers, mathematicians and artists for millennia. On this site are a few hundred paper models available for free.

Make the models yourself.

Click on a picture to go to a page with a net of the model."
papercraft  via:dvsch  math  mathematics  geometry  art  classideas  polyhedra 
january 2017 by robertogreco
paper torso - a set on Flickr
"A torso with removable organs for the Science Lab of the International School Nadi, Fiji Islands built entirely from 200gms/sqm white card. Templates for some of the organs are available now:"
humananatomy  human  papercraft  sculpture  design  art  anatomy 
march 2012 by robertogreco
Makedo construction toy makes Lego look positively limiting - Core77
"From a cognitive development standpoint, you could argue that the strength of Lego is also its only drawback: The parts are standardized. Which is to say, a child never has to think about the connections or the materials, as they're both fixed. They are free to create--as long as they remain within the boundaries of what the building blocks are capable of.

Enter Makedo, which is something like Lego for the real world. It's a system of connectors that lets the child join a variety of material together, paper cups, cardboard, empty boxes, and whatever else you've got laying around. A series of simple (and safely blunted) tools enable the child to perform primitive construction operations and modify materials to accept the connectors, truly reinforcing the notion that you can shape the world around you with a little imagination and elbow grease." [Forgot about this, glad to see it pop up again.]
papercraft  core77  lego  play  make  making  cardboard  makedo  diy  edg  srg  glvo  toys  building 
january 2011 by robertogreco
Paper-Based Visualization Competition: The Winner and More - information aesthetics
"The "jury", who were Nicholas O'Leary and infosthetics, have chosen the winner of the paper-based visualization competition. First of all, a great thank you for all those who have submitted their entries! It is amazing to see the amount of creativity, time and effort has been put into each single submission.

Petals [] by Charlene Lam merged the qualities of beauty, originality, and usability the best. As an independent object, it looks clean and sophisticated. The curves give it a real organic feel whilst the relation between daylight hours is clear. It is also definitely something that can be picked up and examined for a closer look. The price, the book Tactile: High Touch Visuals will be on its way soon.

Check out all the other entries below. Let us know what you think about the entries, and having competitions on infosthetics in general."
paper  papercraft  infodesign  infographics  informationdesign  inspiration  visualization  craft  data  design  mapping  maps  2009  informationaesthetics  papernet 
may 2010 by robertogreco
Make Your Own Moleskine-Like-Notebook
"Your very own Moleskine-like-notebook/journal/sketchbook. The one we'll be making is 3.5 x 5.5 x .5 inches. I use this size because it fits nicely into my back or front pants pocket. Strangely enough it is also the same size as the Moleskine notebook. For the pages we'll be using 20# bond paper (the same paper you use in your copier and inkjet printer). As you might have noticed in the dimensions, the notebook is a half-inch thick. This gives you 192 single pages of writing/sketching/painting fun. For the cover we'll use vinyl Naugahyde (that's what I use but feel free to use whatever you have on hand). After we're through I'll offer a list of enhancements and alternative ways to make your notebook/journal/sketchbook to meet your individual needs.

Don't be put off by the many steps involved. This really is a simple project using common materials and tools. Almost anyone can do it."
via:migurski  art  book  bookbinding  moleskine  notebooks  howto  gtd  lifehacks  tutorial  tutorials  make  books  crafts  design  diy  papercraft  papernet  paper  projects  srg  glvo  tcsnmy 
may 2010 by robertogreco
Paper plane enthusiast sets flight record | World news |
"Toda has established himself as the world's foremost folder of paper planes, an obsession that now has him setting his sights on the final frontier. Last year he and fellow enthusiast Shinji Suzuki, an aeronautical engineer and professor at Tokyo University, announced plans to have about 100 of their paper planes launched by a Japanese astronaut on board the international space station, 250 miles above Earth.

The 30cm planes, made from heat-resistant paper treated with silicon, survived temperatures of 250C and wind speeds of mach 7 ‑ seven times the speed of sound ‑ during testing. But the attempt was postponed after the pair acknowledged it would be all but impossible to track them during their week-long journey to Earth, assuming any of them survived the searing descent."
technology  science  airplanes  papercraft  engineering  crafts  space 
december 2009 by robertogreco
SSC: The Small Science Collective
"- CLICK on a zine cover below for downloadable PDF templates of the zine (standard 8.5" x 11" paper), and sample pages. Use and distribute freely and as you please!
via:russelldavies  zines  science  projectideas  classideas  tcsnmy  papercraft 
february 2009 by robertogreco

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