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Flap Mechanism

This PDF download includes drawing for two types of flap mechanisms; the first flap mechanism lifts in the direction of the pull, the second goes in the opposite direction.

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Other Work by Duncan Birmingham

Artist Duncan Birmingham’s first involvement with pop-ups arose when he was hitchhiking and got a lift with a publisher who was looking for someone to design a pop-up book. That book The Maya Aztecs and Incas Pop-Up was published in 1984.*

A deeper involvement with the intriguing art of paper engineering followed – teaching the subject to illustration students at the University of the West of England; running workshops for teachers and other interested groups both in England and other European countries; writing two comprehensive books on the subject Pop-Up! A Manual of Paper Mechanisms (published in 1997) and Pop-Up Design and Paper Mechanics: How to Make Folding Paper Sculpture (published in 2010). 

In 2014, in collaboration with filmmaker Jane Clegg, he started The Pop-Up Channel on YouTube, showcasing a growing collection of hugely popular pop-up card video tutorials.

You can explore this mechanism further by watching this pull tab mechanism video tutorial playlist.

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