MX$ 2,100 pledged of MX$ 90,000 goal
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By Alejandro Mendez
MX$ 2,100 pledged of MX$ 90,000 goal
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About this project

T-Rex Papercraft and Automata 

My name is Alejandro Mendez. I have been a paper modeler for the past 20 years. I have always been interested in design, how things work and science in general. After a visit to a local museum where I was presented with a collection of different  dinosaurs I was inspired to create my own. 

However something devastating and show stopping just happen... my six year old laptop computer I have been using to design my models just died on me.... luckily I have all of my files saved externally so I really didn't lose any material.

I need your help.... I had this idea of making my dinosaur models available as a collection... I already have 2 complete. For the full collection I'm planning on making Five digital static models.

-T-rex

-Pteranodon

-Triceratops

-Brachiosaur

-Velociraptor

Coming soon....

 

I present to you the final model...  What you see is what you will get...

this is the actual paper piece build by me. The one I had  displayed in my house...

Check out a 3d rendering here...

https://skfb.ly/yPzz

I spend many months designing a static model that was accurate while at the same time keeping it simple to build. While being proudly displayed at home many people have been asking how they can get their own.This where the idea for this campaign started.

I'm offering and paper model in many different formats the first a digital copy that will allow you to print your own version including step by step instructions to build your static model. the second version is a fully printed high quality booklet with printed instructions as well as the digital version to make your own static or automata version ...   perfect for displaying at home at school or even a museum.   The instruction are completely visual and easy to follow...

But that's not all the static model is just the beginning of this adventure... I am now working on a fully movable prototype that when finish will get you your own little part of natural history.

The goal of this campaign is to deliver a fully finished paper automata that will allow you to have a recreation of the walk cycle of this amazing creature in your own living room.

the walk cycle will resemble something like this...  

But now your asking yourself can paper really move like that.... well here is a short video of the first prototype...

 

I need you to help me achieve my goal. The static model was completely design using free software on a six year old computer .   As you can imagine because as the complexity of the model, textures and mechanics of the design it has become almost impossible to keep working on it.  Considering said computer just died on me  it´s really difficult . 

Part of the funding will go towards the acquisition of a new computer that will meet the demands of the designs I'm working on  (powerful  processor, lots of ram and especially a dedicated video card.). Also  the funds will go towards the creation of a full website where you can keep track of the progress of the projects and examples and free model that I'm also working on.

When I built my model my modest printer did and acceptable job in giving me what I need it.  Now for this project I want to make sure I will give you only the best paper and printing so that your funds will give you enjoyment for a long time. In other words, I will hire a company to do professional printing on high quality paper, to make sure your model will be of the highest standard possible.

Now this all sounds nice and good... can it be done?

Well I'm happy to tell you that the most difficult part is already done. The whole design of the model as well as the static prototype it's already done and you can get started on it while you wait for your hard copy. That´s right you can get started building your model as soon as you back me up. You will receive the digital copy of the model by e-mail as soon as possible after your support the project. The physical copy as well as any other perk will be coming based on my calculation by the late 4th quarter of 2017.

you can check some of my work Including my latest design which will be in auction soon.... a certain movie vehicle made entirely from paper..... the best model available right now on any medium. Here... 

http://alejandr0-m.deviantart.com/

Extended goals

I have a set goal for this project to become a reality

However if this campaign reaches passes it by $1000 usd I will add the next static model in line for free.. The Triceratops. 

If the campaign keeps going and passes it by $2000 usd I will also add the next model in line Brachiosaurs.

If we are lucky enough and we reach $3000 usd more I will include the final model Velociraptor for free. 

So at the end of the day you will have five full digital models to enjoy.

Risks and challenges

The only foreseeable risk is the time of delivery of the final hardcopy product. like I already mention the model is done, the mechanics of the automata are already on the way. I just need time to refine the movement and arrange all the logistics for printing and shipping.

Other Ways You Can Help if you can't help please share with friends and family...anyone who my be interested on a project like this.... It help s a lot.

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    Every little bit counts.. With this pladge you are making a dream project come true and helping others engage in a fun, skill building hobby that promotes family interaction, learning and science all at the same time.
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    With this reward you will get a Digital copy of the actual moving T-rex paper automata. for you to print and build along with full instructions.

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    Collector Edition

    All of the above enclosed in a beautiful especially designed edition gift box.
    Only 50 will be sold.
    Inside the box you will have a link to access a especial website where I will be uploading exclusive early beta models for free. As well as vote on the next design to be published.

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