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PAPER CRAFT

by Eva Hakansson

Paper is a great material for making stuff. You can use paper in many different ways. You can use paper alone (no tape, no glue, no nothing) in the traditional Japanese art of origami.

You can also use paper as any building material and cut it, tape it, glue it, and build anything from doll houses to furniture and model planes from paper. The website Instructables have tons of fun projects using paper, check them out here.

If you mix paper with the correct type of glue, you get papier mache, which is a very popular material for arts projects. Recipes also found at Instructables.

Paper is very useful for prototyping. I often create “mock ups” of cardboard to fit components such as battery packs and motors. Adam Savage from Myth Busters, said that making things from paper is one of the most important skills, particularly for prototyping. It will save you a lot of work and a lot of material if you start with a paper model.

You can also use paper for the paper craft shown below, where you print the design and then cut it out and glue it together. I created the KillaJoule paper model in Word, but there are much more suitable software for such work.

Paper is also very easy to laser cut. If you have a maker space nearby, it is very likely that they have a laser cutter. I once received a beautiful laser cut holiday card from Japan. If I can find it, I will post a picture of it here.

Make sure to keep a selection of different kinds of paper in your stockpile. Read more about where to get stuff here.

Courtesy of Adam Savage/Twitter.

 

Build your own KillaJoule paper model!

Click on the picture above to get full resolution, right-click to download/save, and then print it to make your own KillaJoule.

Slightly thicker paper – like 130 g presentation paper – works a little better than regular printing paper. Use glue or double-sided sticky tape to assemble it.

Enjoy!

// Eva

P.S. Do you want to get _your_ company logo or name on the real KillaJoule as well on the paper model? As you might have noticed, the paper model only have a selection of the sponsor logos that are on the real motorcycle. The sponsors displayed on the paper model have been especially supportive during the year. Without their support, we could not have set all our world records. If you choose to support our mission to show the world that eco-friendly is fast and sexy, your logo can also be on the paper model (and the real bike too, of course). Learn more here.

 


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