You may remember the stegosaurus calendar. In addition to its use as a calendar, you can do all kinds of other things with it. In order to facilitate this ‘hacking’, I have prepared a template for blank cards:
Here is the PDF.
A lot of people have asked me if I will provide 2014 cards for the stegosaurus calendar. Good news: I finally managed to update the cards. (Den Kalender und die Karten gibt’s auch auf Deutsch, und zwar hier) I have made monthly and weekly cards, so you can choose according to your preference. Speaking of […]
Just in time for the end of this year (and Christmas, in case you want to make this as a gift for someone), I have updated the stegosaurus calendar (you will find the template for the stegosaurus itself behind this link). This time, I have decided to make cards for a weekly calendar as well as […]
Here is a quick photo tutorial for those of you who want to build the stegosaurus calendar.
Very importantly, make sure that you use thick enough cardboard. Something in the range of 300 g/sqm is fine. If the cardboard / paper is too light, the model will easily warp and the cards may no longer fit.
Start with cutting out all parts: Note that there is one part (for the tail) which is inside the right side part. It’s highly recommended to use an X-acto or similar crafts knife.
Next, fold the long center piece and glue it to the side with the “window”. Make sure that the walls are parallel and leave enough space for the cards.
Attach the other side:
Next, assemble the four feet:
… and glue them to the body:
Then attach the tail:
Now on to the head: This looks more complicated than it is. First, before you start assembling the head, cut a slit where the mouth is.
If you are a perfectionist and have a good knife, you can cut out the year and put it into the dinosaur’s mouth:
… and you’re done:
Here is the link to the original template.
Another year begins, meaning it’s time for a new calendar. It just so happens I made a weekly-calendar-enabled stegosaurus: Now the most interesting feature of a stegosaurus, on which Wikipedia has to say quite a bit, are the plates. Large scaly disks, of which neither the exact configuration nor the function seems to be entirely […]