Tuesday, August 25, 2009


meow again, its time for papercraft tribute... this time to the little cat i've seen around who can play the keyboard. All cats can play the keyboard but only some make it to the big time. This is a special papercraft because it can move if you (carefully) turn the little handle. I made this papercraft a while ago but haven't put it out because I think its very hard to make, so I made a happy papercraft instruction video animation to watch to help anyone who wants to try.

I think you should only try this one if you are good at papercraft or really bored though. You have to be very careful when you make it. Sometimes depending on the thickness of you paper or card you have to adjust things like the size of the holes...scary now? woooo, its scary.

click on the little image to make it go bigger, think carefully about this one when you are making it. Also, if you do finish it, don't turn the little handle until it is dry (even then you should be careful) or you will cry when it breaks like I did the first time. Good luck, and Please watch the following video for the instructions or to enjoy and have a happy time (don't blink) and scary...

(please note this video doesn't show every every thing but those bits are easy, please enjoy^-^)

78 comments:

  1. Nice job.
    TC:DM

    Too complicated : Didn't make.

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  2. AWESOME!!! Really cute!
    i'm going to try this!
    i love cat :D
    thank you very much for doing this!

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  3. awesome job, tubbypaws! I may finally try automata now... looks simple enough!
    Thanks again for such cute design work :3

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  4. Nicely done mate. Thumbed up :)

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  5. WOW! i'm making this! So kyooot!

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  6. Awesome! You're really creative!
    I'll give it a try.

    Thanks! :D

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  7. Tubbypaws just makes me happy.
    meep!

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  8. GAH this is blowing my mind as to how awesome this is. I am shaking with excitement as I assemble it!!!

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  9. ahah thats great XD

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  10. Here's my attempt, the handle and turning mechanism were a bit fiddly (and hard to glue), but it works :D

    http://localhostr.com/files/2fe0be/keyboardcat.png

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  11. Holy cats, thank you. I'm going to go insane making this and it will be worth every papercut.

    PLAY US OUT!

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  12. I Love you, cute boy!!! Awesome your blog!!

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  13. Holy cats, thank you for making this. I may go crazy putting it together but it'll be worth every paper cut to have my own keyboard cat to play me off.

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  14. I love it <3 Can't wait to make this

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  15. Anonymous2:43 a.m.

    Scribblenauts on Nintendo DS also features keyboard cat!

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  16. i am going to laminate it before i do it! make it last longer!

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  17. I built one, only took an hour or so, I love him! Click through to my blog to see a photo. Thanks for the pattern!

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  18. this blog roacks!!!

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  19. Brilliant as ever! I haven't made one yet cos my hands are too big, but maybe later :)

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  20. This is the best papercraft i have ever made or seen. Thank you so much! I love it!

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  21. I just love looking at them. You're the greatest. (Still fondly remembering 3D Ceiling Cat)

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  22. I love you, Tubbypaws

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  23. I trying to do mine.

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  24. Great work Tubby Paws!

    Here's a picture of mine, I just made it this evening. It took me 3 1/2 hours and almost killed me! But I'm so proud: http://yfrog.com/dzaldj

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  25. I sit next to the Greg from this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1ZyAv1aQuI I made him a Tubbypaws Keyboard Cat.

    Thankyou so much :)

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  26. Do you have twitter???

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  27. THANKS!!

    you make me happy this day!

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  28. This is fantastic. I may have to skip making dinner and get to printing. Thanks so much for this!

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  29. This is glorious and magical!

    I love it so much I featured it on my blog, theNerdPatrol!

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  30. really awesome!!
    Another great papertoy!

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  31. It just so happens I have bumped into the complete reverse of a cat playing the keyboard... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katzenklavier

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  32. you never cease to amaze me. I'm totally making this for my boyfriend, he loves keyboard cat even more than I do!

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  33. awesome!
    I love the video!
    original!
    me fascino!
    I have already done it!
    actually it is easy...<3

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  34. whoa awesome I've never done something like this before, it's really cool! It worked without the crank, now it's drying. I'm afraid it'll fall apart when I try it with the crank.

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  35. Ooooo ^.^ I'm going to do it. Once I do this one, I will have officially made all of your blog paper crafts (for now) o.o they are too fun.<3

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  36. Anonymous5:57 a.m.

    Great job on the pattern! I motorized it and connected it to an Easy button (with sound). Here's a clip of it in action:

    Keyboard MechArduino Cat!

    Hope you like it!

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  37. Anonymous4:27 p.m.

    Absolutely loved the papercraft, BUT THE VIDEO SUCKS! I realized in the end that i forgot to glue both E and F to the pole-thingy. That was really hard to make, because my flap wasn't printed. You must be using american format or something because it got really messed up on a european printer... the internet is global you know... the random dogs and stuff are just annoying and not funny. the animations were ok. please be a bit more clear in the future!! You have great ideas!

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  38. I love your blog. Please keep up the good work.

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  39. Reaaly nice blog, love the papercrafts. fav+

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  40. I made it!

    Great job! But it doesn't turn very well...

    Anyway, nice blog huh?

    Keep it up =D

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  41. this is really awesome!
    I'll be doing it for sure.
    thanks for posting this.

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  42. I just wanted to come back after thinking about this for a few weeks and tell you that, for my money, the video associated with this is literally the best thing on the internet. Thank you.

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  43. Zoetrope4:26 a.m.

    cute, but really complicated to make... the video needed a few more instructions for the itty bitty stuff...

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  44. Hi I just finished making mine! Unfortunately I cannot get the mechanism to work! but I don't care because it is sooo cute to look at!!!
    Thanks for making this!!

    I always check your blog and it always makes me smile!!!

    thank you! ^^

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  45. OMG! kitty and Meow synth!! ooh shi!

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  46. My brother is going to love this...

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  47. WOW!
    Great work, funny idea, excellent docu, hihi.
    i built it and it works :-)
    thank you for this!
    have a look: http://skizzenblog.clausast.de/?p=951

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  48. Ahhhh... cute!!! :)
    Sharing!!!
    Good blogging!

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  49. It wasnt complicated at all! Easy and awesome automation papercraft. The only thing I found that could be improved was the design of handle to turn, as it was unstable and wanted to break off when I turned it.

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  50. Thanks a lot, I really enjoyed making this one!

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  51. Anonymous2:05 p.m.

    i did it! works excelent! thanks!!!

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  52. thank youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu

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  53. Excellent paper craft. I enjoyed making it. I too noticed some weakness in the crank. I'm going to make some mods on the next one I build to fix that.

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  54. Anonymous1:59 p.m.

    I made it and it works well, awesome design <3 please make new ones ;)

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  55. Anonymous10:30 p.m.

    thanks for awesome papercraft happy time fun
    also did you happen to use a KO1

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  56. Holy crap, I did it! There were scary parts, but I did it anyway. Seems like my pushrods were a little too long. And, I had to use TWO pennies on each one. $.04! Oh, well, good investment. Thanks!

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  57. I may go crazy putting it together but it'll be worth every paper cut to have my own keyboard cat to play me off.

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  58. Anonymous1:07 p.m.

    This is completely awesome!!! I built it with a couple of friends, and it was so funny :)

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  59. It sucked when I made it!!! Your very good at papercraft. BUT I SUCK AT PAPERCRAFT AFTER I MADE THIS I CRUMBLED IT UP!!! :(

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  60. I may finally try automata now... looks simple enough!
    Thanks again for such cute design work :3

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  61. ame ame ame! precioso!

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  62. Nice design...Keep up the good work

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  63. These are the cutest things ever!!

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  64. Wow! Supercool! I see it in one magazine to Brazil, and i like it, soo cutie *-*belinhak14

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  65. bubble fish5:23 a.m.

    I luv it it so CCCCCUUUUTTEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!

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  66. Your Blog Is so cool I just love it..:)

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  67. WOW!! I love this !!!!!!!!!!!!
    I was like "this is odd"and the like "OMG!!!!!":)
    Peace out home doooog!!!

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  68. How do i print it, the print-out is too big...
    -Lori

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  69. Anonymous3:29 p.m.

    CREATE A NYAN CAT PAPERCRAFT CUTOUT
    I've been looking for one for YEARS

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  70. aw my wife loves cats she is gonna love this site. well done

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  71. I got really interesting ideas regarding papercraft.

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  72. Anonymous7:43 p.m.

    Really cool, if you are bored try this!!!!! i looks really good maybe a bit hard at first, but when it is done it is really good and worth it!
    - Katie <3

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