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Unveiled at 2012 Maker Faire, these Amazing Mechanical Flip Books stole the show. Now we've developed a kit so you can build your own!
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    1. Antje Scholz on

      Same here. I´m also a little bit disappointed that it is not a metal box and I would pay more to get one. :-)

    2. Carolina Tello on

      Thanks for the photo. I have to say I am a tiny bit disappointed the box is not made out of metal. I would have been willing to pay a little more for a metal box, and I feel the charm of the original photo largely derived from that machined more industrial look. Still, good luck to you guys, and congrats on your funding to date.

    3. evjuice on

      By subtle, I hope you mean on the bottom or the back.

      Best place is inside behind the flaps. If this is Art or Craft it's not about the name on the paintbrush. You would not have the name of the canvas maker on the front of a painting. (or even the side)

    4. shinymind 3-time creator on

      Thanks for your comments! ...and duly noted.
      Keep in mind that this photo is of the actual hand & laser-made prototype for demonstrating at the NY Makerfaire last week. When the actual production crank/dials are done we will avoid overdoing the corporate-commercial look and keep it more subtle. -mark

    5. Chris Dary on

      Agreed with E MacDonald.

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      E MacDonald on

      looks great but i would prefer if it did not have the "flipbookkit" logo on the dial. too much advertising/too commercial a look in that sense. if people are going to use it for their own art, i think this will detract.

    7. Tod Pardon on

      It looks just fabulous!!! I have the feeling I'm going to be addicted to buying these as gifts. Hah! Or maybe just for me, me, me. ;-)
      Seriously though, I like this a lot. If this goes well maybe you'll consider a metal edition. It would be something of substance and permanence.
      You're doing great!
      Thank you!

    8. Christian Schmeer on

      How about the motorised one? Where would the motor be? Outside or inside the box?