Tag Archives | Glider

…Folding paper can be fun?

Here’s a few projects for you paper folders:

Paper Train Whistle

The first is a working train whistle made entirely out of household materials (printer, paper, thicker paper, white glue, scissors, and a razor edge).

To make the whistle, just print the paper parts, fold, cut, glue, and after 3 hours (drying time) you’ll have your very own playable paper train whistle.

NetFlix Origami

The second is an entire site dedicated to origami that you can make from the tear-off flaps that come on NetFlix wrappers.

Though traditional origami usually requires squares of paper, each of these designs has been adapted so that you can use the rectangular NetFlix flap without alteration.

Using the sturdy and colorful flaps, you can make your very own swan, frog, box, shirt, heart, tray, crab, sack, cube, envelope, bullet plane, glider, and dive-bomber.

Just watch out for the paper cuts.

[Train Whistle Via: MAKE: Blog]

[NetFlix Oragami Via: SwissMiss]

…Gliding can be dangerous?

Combat Glider

It might take millions of dollars and military backing to get into a real dogfight, but with a few dollars and some DIY plane building skills, you can be combat gliding in no time. Combat gliders are scrapped together planes with nine-foot wingspans that use cliff updrafts to stay in the air. They have “no motors, no self-power, and only two simple controls: one flap on each wing. They are made of bamboo sticks, plastic bottle noses, foam board wings and duct tape”. Their scrappy nature makes them virtually indestructible, but you need that kind of dependability when the goal of the hobby is to ram the other planes out of the sky.

[Via: WIRED Blogs: Geekdad]