Kickstarting a Da Vinci-inspired, programmable, mechanical drawing robot-arm

https://drawmaton.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/45118351_358662618238424_3396031426926215168_n.mp4 Robert Sabuda (previously) writes, "It has long been a dream of the Leonardo da Vinci Robot Society to bring one of the Renaissance Master's creations back to life. 2019 is the 500th anniversary of da Vinci's death and the Society has chosen to honor his memory and celebrate his life through one of his…

The Raven Pops Up!

Earlier this year paper engineer David Pelham and illustrator Christopher Wormell collaborated on a masterful pop-up book rendition of Edgar Allen Poe's poem "The Raven." It's an unusually accomplished work in a genre that is often thought to be directed at children. And while kids' books do make up a large portion of the pop-up…

Sharks and Dinosaurs – Pop-up books on steroids

See sample pages from this book at Wink. There are only five "pages" in each of these books despite their 3-inch thickness. That is because each page is stuffed with layers and layers of ingenious interacting bits of printed paper, which magically assemble themselves into an alternate reality when each page is opened. Yes, it…

Pop-up Alice in Wonderland cards

A greeting-card company is selling pop-up greeting cards based on Robert Sabuda's classic pop-up version of "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland." They seem very nice — the Cheshire Cat and White Rabbit cards come with flocked fake-fur. These would fit in wonderfully with the Alice in Wonderland-themed restaurant I stumbled across in Tokyo's Ginza last month…