readymechs… and how to start building your own

Readymech Tentaclopse

“Readymechs are free, flatpack toys for you to print and build. They are designed to fit on an 8.5″x11″ page and printed with any printer. [In addition to the paper and printer,] you’ll need double-sided tape, thick matte paper, and 10-15 minutes for build time.” This from the amazing readymech site, which is one of several projects put together by Fwis, a graphic design group working from Portland, Denver, Cupertino and Brooklyn.

Some of you (especially some of my middle school teacher pals) may find RISD’s Digication Project site interesting too, and you may want to hit the home button to find out more about the project.