Current Work

On a Roll

This was inspired by an automaton called "Thinking" by Robert Race, which shows someone watching a ball rolling to and fro.

This is step 1:

On a roll


It's a section of large bamboo from our garden that's rocked to and fro when the handle is turned. 

I've made the mechanism that will turn the eyes and head:


But I've hit some technical issues, gears slipping on axles, so I'm waiting for some materials to solve the problem before continuing.

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