Current Work

Peepo!

My first attempt at inventing, designing and making my own automata, after making four from "Paper Automata", a book by Robert Ives.

automatum

Here's a very short video clip of it working:

I might develop this further by having 6 pipes in a row and swapping out the lever arm for a crankshaft, to make it more like an engine.

automatom close up

I used piano wire for the arms.  In future developments I'll use thinner wire so the hands wave about frantically.

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