KEISUKE SAKA is a paper engineer and graphic designer based in Japan. He co-owns a design firm, has exhibited his paper models at a number of museums, and has published many automata kits.. Originally published in, Japan, "Karakuri" is an introduction to the simple mechanisms, like gears, cranks, cams and levers, that are used to bring these amazing moving paper models or automata to life. There are ten pull-out printed cardstock pages so you can construct your own moving models of the different types of gears. These 'white' models can be used as a base for designing your own Karakuri or just admired on their own. The detailed explanations, accompanied by diagrams, explain the physics behind how they work and move, so you really learn about the properties of the different types of gears and cams. And to inspire you, also included are four fun full-color Karakuri models designed by the author, a well-known paper engineer. Also printed on pull-out cardstock pages and easily assembled, they include a clumsy tea-serving robot, an amusing penguin perched on an iceberg trying to fly, a delightful peek-a-boo-playing teddy bear and a mesmerizing train that goes around on a track and through a tunnel! With complete directions, 14 full-size models, and the science behind the craft this is a unique introduction to an ancient art.
Muy interesante y divertido El libro es muy interesante y completo para las personas que desean aprender a construir juguetes en papel con movimiento. Esta excelentemente explicado y tiene todos los mecanismos para construir, mas 4 ejemplos completos. El unico defecto que le encuentro es que para hacer los modelos hay que recortar las hojas del libro y entonces pierdes en cierta forma la informacion original. Considero que el libro deberia venir con un CD de donde pudieras imprimir cuantas veces quieras los modelos y sin destruir el libro. Tomando en cuenta que como es didactico y nunca te sale bien en la primera vez, ya no tienes otra oportunidad de hacerlo.
Merece 6 estrellas Excelente, no hay mas adjetivos, problema no estar en castellano y se hace corto de pasarlo tan bien
Muy bueno! Para los interesados en saber como hacer mecanismos esto libro es una referencia. Buenos ejemplos e buenas explicaciones. Para mi no es problema ser en inglés! Lo recomiendo!
but what there is so far looks great and kept him occupied Has kept my 11 year old busy over the summer! The time and care he has taken to make sure the models are built correctly means we don't actually have one to use yet, but what there is so far looks great and kept him occupied.
Good quality I havnt actually made any yet but the book itself is beautiful and paper is excellent quality.
Perfect explanation of the mechanisms I wanted to create for ... Perfect explanation of the mechanisms I wanted to create for a craft project - plus lots of models to cut out and make!
easy to make models Easy to make, the instructions are clear and easy to follow. it actually works!!
but it's a very good book. Got this for me and my 4-year-old, and this is not for kids that age. but it's a very good book.
Gift Gift but recipient loves it.
Take care to make a quality model. Fabulous book, lovely to make. Good instructions - but you'll need to follow carefully. The coloured models have yet to be completed.
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