Seeing information about CraftRobo, the printer with the built in cutting head capable of spitting out pre-cut patterns that can then be folded into 3d objects reminded me of this incredibly cool section of Yamaha’s web site (who knew?). Apparently motorcycles, ATVs, snowmobiles, industrial robots, unmanned helicopters and pool technology just weren’t enough.
Now, ladies and gentlemen, thanks to the good folks at Yamaha Motor Co., those of us lucky enough to possess an internet-enabled computer and a printer (color, preferably) can make our very own “Paper Crafts.” From the YZR-M1 motorcycle to the sumatran orang-utan or even the little spotted kiwi (how cute!), the site has a wealth of patterns, each as pdfs that also include assembly directions. Forget the excitement over hauling long-thought-extinct coelacanths up from the bowels of the ocean – I have one right on my desk!
Get to work, people! I want to see five animals and two machines on my desk by the end of the day!