I’ve seen some pretty awesome things made from paper, but this one takes the cake. What we have here is a tiny, working paper V8 engine that runs on compressed air – and it’s amazing.
Engineer Aliaksei Zholner built the tiny V8 simply using paper and a bit of Scotch tape on the valves to help reduce friction. There’s a crankshaft and pistons and a camshaft and valves, and to prove it is all legit the engine actually runs when compressed air is fed into the inlet, via a balloon:
He also took things one step further, by building a tiny throttle so he could vary the RPM’s.
If only all Kinder Surprise’s came with toys this good, right?
This thing is amazing. I wonder how many revs it can handle before the paper/card rips itself apart.