Still early in the prototype/development phase, below are some of our explorations into using paper in the fields of robotics and engineering education. Please contact us for more information.
Pull-up Man is a demonstration of rotational motion converted into linear motion. It is a simple 2D cam action toy made from cardstock and brass fasteners. A cam linkage on the back side converts the rotary motion of the crank to the linear motion of the man. Here are the pieces that make up this kit:
Assembled, it looks as follows.
Here is a demonstration of how it works.
This is a 3D camshaft and pistons made from cardstock and scotch tape.
This is a rubberband car made from a single sheet of paper, 4 styrofoam wheels, straws, some paperclips and a rubber band.
Here is the Rubber-band Car in action:
This is a hexabot made mainly from cardstock with a simple motor to drive the linkages.