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Tumbling Acrobat - Working out the Movement. After spending a day cutting and sticking without much success I've decided to take a step back and try to work out the geometry of this classic tumbling toy.

Tumbling Acrobat - Working out the Movement

I've been sent various YouTube links by helpful friends of the website so I've been poring over various online videos. I screen grabbed shots of this YouTube video by Ian B Dunne and looped it to more easily see what is going on. I've then taken the individual frames and dropped them into Illustrator. In essence, the tumbler has three parts. the body with the sliding weight, the arms and the legs. Working out the tumbling acrobat toy...in paper!

Head on over to the blog of paper engineer, Rob Ives, to follow along as he works out the geometry and mechanics of the classic tumbling acrobat toy.

Working out the tumbling acrobat toy...in paper!

Ives is dissecting the motion of a Japanese version of the tumbler toy to figure out how to recreate it in paper. Incredible! From his recent blog post: The Curiosity Show: The Gymnast Toy. Kent Trust Web provided by Kent County Council. Logo is a computer programming language that can be used, for example, to create and manipulate shapes and patterns on screen or to control a screen or floor turtle. Basic Commands FD 20 - moves the turtle forward 20 steps BK 20 - moves the turtle back 20 steps RT 90 - turns the turtle right by 90 degrees LT 90 - - turns the turtle left by 90 degrees Home - Returns the turtle to its home position CS - Clears the screen Resources Textease Turtle resources Help Sheets for Textease Turtle. Ntrol, Programming and Game Design - ICT Planning. Level 1 Children at level 1 should be able to use control on-screen and programmable robots using arrow keys.

ntrol, Programming and Game Design - ICT Planning

Often this will lead to decisions as they go along. After they have decided on a route, they may start to explain where it went wrong. L1: I can explore how devices react to commands L1: I can control an on-screen character using arrow keys or simple directions Level2. Make a Jacobs Ladder Toy - Easy Instructions to Build Your Own. The Jacobs Ladder toy is a fun optical illusion and toy.

Make a Jacobs Ladder Toy - Easy Instructions to Build Your Own

I'll show you how to make one with things from around the house, without any special tools. In case you've never seen one, here's a wooden Jacobs ladder toy in action: And here's one I made out of blocks of chocolate (I'm serious!) : So now you have two choices: Build a Jacobs Ladder Wood Toy A nice youtube video on how to make one out of blocks of wood and lengths of ribbon (not my video): Choc Jacobs Ladder Toy Materials Traditionally, these toys are made from wood and ribbon. All you need is: For want of a drink. How to make a Plastic Bag Football. Cloe_perrotin. Gilad's Origami Page - How to divide paper into thirds, fifths etc. DIY Instructions for Beginners ★ As a beginner to pop-ups, the V-fold and box fold techniques are likely to be the ones you will be using most.

DIY Instructions for Beginners ★

Here is a list of the most common mechanisms used in pop-up creation: - V-Folds: These can be cut and folded directly into the main piece of card, or can be created by adding an additional section of card for the pop-up shape. V-folds are very versatile and are where, simply enough, a V shape is created with the pop-up section. It’s either the folds made in the base card, or the connections between the separate pop-up section and the base card, which produce the ‘V’ shape when the base card is open.

This is the difference from box folds (see below), which are created using parallel horizontal or vertical folds rather than making use of V shaped angles. . - Box folds (also called Interval Stands or Layers): These are created with vertical or horizontal folds and cuts in order to produce 3D box shapes. Home > Geometric toy > Popup Spinner. Peter Dahmen · Grafikdesign. Welcome to RobertSabuda.com! The Pop-Up Book - Jackson, Paul. Directions for Folded Books.

A great way to encourage student writing in any content area is through the use of hands-on activities such as folded books.

Directions for Folded Books

Because the books are student made, they take ownership of the project and invest more time and effort into the work. Below you will find directions to a wide variety of foldables. Tips on Folding Books Websites on Folded Books: Folded Books (Kite, Clover, Heart) Accordion Fold Book - PDF Not Your Same Old Book Report. Turkishmapfold: Green Chair Press Blog.

These are all my posts about the Turkish Map Fold, in the order I wrote them.

Turkishmapfold: Green Chair Press Blog

See for a summary of instructions on how to make the fold plus several variations and ways to use the fold in a book. Turkish Mapfold Jan 10, 2008 Recently someone who bought my blizzard binding bookmaking kit asked if I knew any other origami-like book folding methods. I immediately thought of the Turkish map fold. If you’d like to try making one, my friend David Rosen, who loves folded structures of all kinds, has a PDF with good clear instructions available on his website along with a bit of history and commentary about the technique. UPDATE: David’s instructions are no longer available. ShareThis. Design Blog with good ideas. Your challenge is to make an origami book...from only a sheet of A3, and you are not allowed to use any glue.

Design Blog with good ideas

How to Tie Basic Knots. Basic knots.

How to Tie Basic Knots

Designing at Key Stage Two. Should Your Creature Be Fierce or Friendly? Lamps.