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Lee-Kuo is now a teenager and we thought it would be a good age to watch the old classic Star Wars movies. He loved them and I really enjoyed watching them again, so we decided to look for the models I made about 10 years ago from Shunichi Makino and we found his web page. Lee-Kuo had so much enthusiasm he cut, glued and built these models early in the morning and evening. He is now building the X-Wing. Shunichi Makino website here

star wars papercraft designed by Shunichi Makino

R2-D2 from star wars and a great working paper model, it all moves

the TIE-Interceptor paper model

the TIE-Fighter paper model

the Y-Wing paper model

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I have made this popsicle money box with all my students and all of them were so overjoyed when they had finished. It really is a lovely thing and to make one yourself is a great achievement. The original can be bought as a kit in every stationary shop in Taiwan, but I bought packs of popsicle sticks and cut them myself for each student. Take a look at the original kit that Lee-Kuo made earlier on this blog, or have a look at the original kit from Big3 in Taiwan. Original kit here

the popsicle money box using self bought popsicle sticks

a group of students with their newly completed popsicle money box

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As Lee-Kuo was sitting in his classroom, the student next to him asked if he was bored, because Lee had just drawn the whole alphabet on a test sheet. These are amazing creations drawn with great skill and care. It is one single thread that creates each letter, take a look at the letter B which Lee made one evening. He never stops making his parents proud of him, fantastic Lee-Kuo.

lovely drawings of weaving patterns from Lee-Kuo

lower case letters

amazing alphabet weaving patterns drawn on the back of a test sheet

close-up of the marvelous drawing skill and idea

a different version using 3 pins and his woven letter B

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I designed this CD rack for my students. It’s made entirely from popsicle sticks. You will need a special 15 mm thick stick if you wish to make one. After the first design for my students I designed the special curved rack for my 10 CD music collection. They look great!!! and are very easy to make.

a very easy popsicle stick cd rack designed for my students

this was my first design which is very easy for young children

this is my second design specifically for my 10 CD music collection

a happy student with her CD rack

another happy student with his CD rack

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A long time ago when I was a teenager, I played with my Sinclair Spectrum. The games were lots of fun and it was so easy to program your own music and scrolling games. Head over heels is a classic isometric game and this is a magnificent, beautifully rendered version ported for the mac by RETROSPEC. The graphics are simply superb and the music never gets boring. What you will find here are hundreds of screenshots sewn together to create the maps for each level. I did this for my son who was very small at the time and so now he decided he would like others to benefit from having the maps.

BLACKTOOTH click on the picture to open the map, please wait, it is really big!!!!!

MOONBASE HQ click on the picture to open the map, please wait, it is really big!!!!!

MOONBASE 1 click on the picture to open the map, please wait, it is really big!!!!!

MOONBASE 2 click on the picture to open the map, please wait, it is really big!!!!!

DUNGEONS click on the picture to open the map, please wait, it is really big!!!!!

SAFARI click on the picture to open the map, please wait, it is really big!!!!!

EGYPTUS click on the picture to open the map, please wait, it is really big!!!!!

BOOKWORLD click on the picture to open the map, please wait, it is really big!!!!!

FREEDOM click on the picture to open the map, please wait, it is really big!!!!!

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