1.1 How to Use the Book

Almost everything in the book is interactive. That is: almost everything will open, close, collapse, turn inside out, change shape or need assembling. These interactions and movements are very difficult to show on the printed page, so if something takes your fancy, but you are uncertain from the drawings and photos how it will move or perform, you are strongly recommended to make it and then to play with it. Don’t dismiss something too hastily because you didn’t understand every subtlety and nuance from the static, two-dimensional instructions on the page. Trust that the designs have been chosen for their elegance and ingenuity (they have, they have!) and enjoy discovering them as much when they ...

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