04. 14. 2008
Free Mandlebot Paper Toy
I don't have any little kids in my house, so when one comes to visit, I'm often at a loss for how to entertain my guest, as I have no toys lying about. My repertoire of Origami cranes and inflatable cubes exhausts itself in about twenty minutes.
I've bookmarked this page of Fractalspin for the next time I find myself in this dilemma. The Mandlebot Paper Toy is a foldable robot that you print out on your own printer, then spend the next hour folding in accordance with the instructions. Fractalspin describes Mandlebot as a "stylish robot who just needs some help becoming 3D like the rest of us," and who likes electronic music.
Hopefully, by the time I finish the project and my little friend figures out that it doesn't actually do anything, it'll be time to gather him up to send him home.