Chip,Was at the Franklin Institute in Philadlephia this weekend, and saw this amazing 200-year-old automaton and thought it would be something you'd be interested in. The guy who was responsible for restoring it is known for making pop-up books.
That is really interesting. Andy Baron. Searched the name +pop-up. Known for pull-tab mechanisms. I just now read a bunch of pages, some pages about a recent popular book, Knick-knack Paddywhack! That makes me want to buy it and peel apart the pages to see his mechanisms. Reviews for the book say, "the tabs broke off too easily and my four-year old boy isn't even rambunctious." Which makes me think, "gee, that's all the excuse a guy needs to peel it apart and glue on a slab of card stock."Pull-tabs are cool. They can do a million things.
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