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Instructables user Riblets writes:

This step by step tutorial will show you how to print, cut out, fold, and construct a gear to get you started building your own papercraft mechanical devices. There is still some small problems with the design, but I’m trying to balance ease of construction with functionality.

You will need:

1. A Laser Cutter or X-Acto Knife.

2. A T-Pin, Straight Pin, or Push Pin at least 5/8″ in depth, (regular pushpins are too short and map pins bend too easily).

3. Stiff paper, Brochures and Junkmail like Restaurant Menus are a good choice as long as they fit into whatever printer you’re using.

4. A half hour of time and Patience, this is very much like miniature model building.

Becky Stern

Becky Stern

Becky Stern (sternlab.org is a DIY guru and director of wearable electronics at Adafruit. She publishes a new project video every week and hosts a live show on YouTube. Formerly Becky was Senior Video Producer for MAKE. Becky lives in Brooklyn, NY and belongs to art groups Free Art & Technology (“release early, often, and with rap music”) and Madagascar Institute (“fear is never boring”).