An automaton is a self-moving machine made out of wood, metal, or paper. It is the perfect invitation to a crafter or maker to get down and dirty and create one of their very own! While on a paper art kick I thought I’d try my hand at the art of automata, and in today’s video break it down and show you how to make an old school Nintendo Mario Brother’s paper automaton.
To download the Mario template and instructions: http://www.nintendopapercraft.com/2009/02/paper-mario-automat.html
For the labeled diagram and more info: http://blog.craftzine.com/archive/2012/04/paper_mario_brothers_automaton.html
The full article and video on Dug North’s work: http://howlinlowell.com/arts/35-art/110-invention-of-dreams