If you routinely lust after expensive technology that you can't afford, we can help. ...Help you print out views of your gadget of choice and then glue them together into a paper replica, anyway.
Papercraft is an art form and a hobby that involves cutting up heavy paper or card stock and gluing the pieces together (unlike origami, which consists of folding sheets of paper). Papercraft projects can range in complexity from beginner-level (think "papercraft playing card") to extremely advanced; you can even use Adobe Photoshop or papercraft designer app "Pepakura" to turn your 3-D models into own papercraft projects.
Of course, if you're a little less ambitious, you can find tons of premade papercraft designs on the Internet that are ready for printing out and cutting up--and we've rounded up nine of the geekiest, most tech-oriented designs for your viewing (and building) pleasure.
So gather up the scissors and glue, and get ready to make some awesome paper models.
Note: Some of the models presented here are posted online in PDF format, while others are posted in PDO format. To view the PDO models, you'll need to download the free Pepakura viewer.
Also, don't forget to check out 8 Creative Weekend Printer Projects for more printer arts and crafts.