My name is Giuseppe Civitarese (aka Pino), from Trieste, Italy. I am an oceanographer, and in my second life I am a card models builder and designer. My passion for paper modelling began in 2000, when I decided to build a paper castle for my little nephew Matteo. Later, Matteo never built any paper model. On the other hand, since then I've never abandoned this hobby. My specific interest is in designing paper automata, and terrestrial and celestial globes from digital replicas of antique maps.
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Monthly Archives: January 2011
On 16 September 2005, the automaton Sweet Dreams was launched on the web. At that time, it was considered the first paper automaton employing the mechanism called Geneva stop. The Geneva stop (or Geneva drive) is a mechanism that translates … Continue reading
This is a study for a life-size model that maybe in the future I will build. It measures mm 300x221x408. The 3D model was prepared after re-topologization of a model downloaded from the “INRIA Gamma team research database Website Collections” (www-roc.inria.fr/gamma/download/).
Here, in the Northern Hemisphere, is winter. But do not forget that in the other half of our Earth is summer, with warmy and sunny days! So, as the first post of my new site, I decided to add an old … Continue reading